LATIN AMERICA

The Mexican village that lives for ‘Quinceañeras’

Totalco, in Veracruz, is the biggest producer of bouquets for the popular coming-of-age celebration

Coca cultivation in Bolivia

Bolivia doubles amount of land authorized to grow coca plant

Controversial law aims to provide guideline for efforts to eradicate “surplus capacity” coca

INTERVIEW | Klaus Regling, Managing Director of the European Stability Mechanism

EU bailout chief: “Bank supervisors in Spain weren’t tough enough”

Bailout fund manager says euro zone can work well if debt levels are kept low

MEXICAN ECONOMY

Latin America: the north-south divide

Uncertainty about the US means the recovery in South America will not extend to Mexico

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Ros

Ros cartoon, February 27, 2017

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El Roto

El Roto cartoon, February 27, 2017

IMMIGRATION

Incursions at Spain’s North African exclaves triple after Moroccan threats

Sources at border complain Rabat is not cooperating in controlling border crossings

MINORITIES IN SPAIN

Older Sephardic Jews to be exempt from Spanish citizenship tests

Justice Ministry waives the Spanish language and culture exam requirement for applicants 70 and over

PUBLIC HEALTH

Why does this Spanish village rank third for cleanest air in the world?

Campisábalos, in Guadalajara province, has little more than 60 residents, a few houses, and lots of wind