OPINION

The Trump era: democracy dies in darkness

Nothing is safe under the new president. The White House is too small for him. He finds the rules of the game irritating. Even the planet itself is not to his liking

LGBTQ rights

Boys do have penises: Spanish group runs anti-transgender message

Slogan on side of bus directly counters recent campaign by advocacy group Chrysallis

WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Uruguay court rules man can stop ex-partner from having abortion

Father prevents woman from terminating pregnancy in case that has divided the country

URBAN PLANNING

Madrileños vote on new Plaza de España, but not all happy with process

Ballot to choose redesign for central park area derided as an expensive farce by opposition

CUBA AFTER FIDEL

The White House and a recession threatening Raúl Castro’s last year

The veteran leader will be stepping aside in 2018, but uncertainty reigns in the current climate

TECHNOLOGY

Will Álvaro get his exoskeleton and walk?

A revolutionary Spanish invention is helping children with spinal muscular atrophy get back on their feet

HISTORICAL MEMORY

Barcelona takes down Franco-era building plaques

City Hall estimates there are 367 commemorative signs left to remove in Gràcia and Nou Barris