ANIMAL RIGHTS

Spanish Congress approves European ban on docking dogs’ tails

Despite government opposition, initiative ratifies European convention introduced in 1987

MEDICINE AND TECHNOLOGY

The Spaniard with an app making US healthcare more affordable

Carlos Reines and US colleague’s RubiconMD gives GPs access to medical specialists

LATIN AMERICA

“We will resist at any price, because all we have left to lose is our lives”

Leader of Brazilian indigenous group in Spain to condemn his people’s forced displacement

Cartoon

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, March 17, 2017

Cartoon

Ros

Ros cartoon, March 16, 2017

ENERGY

Spain’s fracking bubble bursts

Five companies give up shale gas extraction plans in face of opposition and low prices

IMMIGRATION

Second Mexican migrant kills himself after being stopped at US border

Norberto Santa Cruz found hanged inside a detention cell in El Paso, Texas a week after his arrest

DENISE THIEM MURDER

Alleged killer of US pilgrim to police: “Calm down, I’ll take you to the body”

Police testimony on day three of the trial points directly at the only defendant in the case

DEMOGRAPHICS IN SPAIN

“My son has gotten to know his grandparents through Skype”

The number of Spaniards living abroad has risen for the eighth year in a row

TRANSPORT

Madrid, Barcelona taxi drivers strike over Uber and Cabify

Catalan capital will see 12-hour partial interruption, while Spain’s main city to suffer two-hour stoppage

EL PAÍS INVESTIGATION

Obiang’s Russian front man in Spain paid €140,000 for smear campaign

Spanish journalists investigating leader of Equatorial Guinea targeted by Vladimir Kokorev