How to create paradise: A tale of love, death and nature

Twenty-five years ago Douglas Tompkins and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins purchased thousands of hectares of land in Chile and Argentina and brought in expert help to restore the land to its pristine glory. The land is now being handed back to local governments. This is their dream come true in the heart of South America.

CORRUPTION IN SPAIN

Knowns and unknowns in the Nóos case

After Friday ruling, questions linger regarding future of Cristina de Borbón and Iñaki Urdangarin

Nóos case

Spain’s King Felipe VI silent on sister’s acquittal in major fraud case

The Spanish royal family has distanced itself from Cristina de Borbón and her husband

Nóos case

Infanta Cristina acquitted in Nóos case, king’s brother-in-law given six years

Sentence for Iñaki Urdangarin concludes unprecedented six-month court proceedings, which saw a member of the Spanish royal family brought to trial for the first time

Music festivals

From Arcade Fire to The XX: Unmissable festival acts for 2017

Foo Fighters, Bon Iver, Van Morrison and Run the Jewels are set to play on the Iberian peninsula

Drug smuggling

US patrol agents find drug-launching catapult on border fence

Mexican and American authorities dismantle device used to get bundles of marijuana over the border

HUMAN RIGHTS

Angry Venezuelan president lashes out at ‘interfering’ Spanish PM

Nicolás Maduro criticizes Mariano Rajoy after his calls for release of political prisoners

Cartoon

Forges

Forges cartoon, February 17, 2017

Cartoon

Ros

Ros cartoon, February 17, 2017

MEXICO

The gap that NAFTA was unable to close

Despite pledges, there’s been no per capita income convergence between Mexico and its trade partners

US-MEXICO RELATIONS

US “dreamer” arrest fuels fears of extreme action against illegal migrants

Young Mexican under federal protection now faces deportation, raising concerns for 750,000 others

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Spanish university team designs 1,000km/h “flying” Hyperloop train

Valencia Polytechnic rolls into final phase of Elon Musk’s SpaceX high-speed transportation competition