Odebrecht case

Corruption case linked to Colombian president’s 2014 election campaign

State attorney’s office says $1m bribe was used by Juan Manuel Santos’ campaign manager

AGRICULTURE

Bacteria that kills olive trees spreads from Italy to Spain’s Balearic Islands

The regional government has destroyed 2,000 specimens affected by the disease

TAX CRIMES

Ex-IMF chief evaded €6.8 million, says Spanish Tax Agency

Report finds former politician Rodrigo Rato used a network of companies to avoid paying dues

Cartoon

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, February 8, 2017

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Ros

Ros cartoon, February 8, 2017

ENVIRONMENT

Brussels chides Spain over subsidies for harmful fossil fuels

European Commission report notes Madrid near bottom of EU ranking for collection of green taxes

TOURISM

Barcelona calls Airbnb’s offer to limit apartment rentals “a mockery”

City insists one ad per homeowner in Ciutat Vella district is still too much and that practice is illegal

Spain-US relations

Spanish PM offers to act as negotiator for Trump in Europe, Latin America

Mariano Rajoy conveyed message to US president during 15-minute phone call on Tuesday night

SPORT

Spain’s soccer referees: “We’re afraid”

After years of suffering insults in silence, the people who oversee lower league matches are speaking out