LATIN AMERICA

How Mexico City is being taken over by ‘roomies’

Changing habits and high rents are persuading a new generation in the capital to share apartments

LATIN AMERICA

Ruperta, the starving elephant who’s come to symbolize Venezuela’s crisis

Images of extremely thin animal on social networks prompt outpouring of sympathy and outrage

VERNE IN ENGLISH

Banned under Franco, Ferdinand the peace-loving bull returns to big screen

First a book, then a Disney short, timeless classic is back again as a 20th Century Fox movie

Cartoon

Ros

Ros cartoon, April 4, 2017

Cartoon

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, April 4, 2017

CORRUPTION

Spain probes Syrian president’s uncle on money-laundering suspicions

Court orders property searches and freezes bank accounts as part of inquiry into Rifaat al-Assad

Brexit

Gibraltarians refuse to be used as bargaining chip in Brexit negotiations

People living in territory say its status should not be part of talks over UK’s departure from EU

BREXIT

Brussels and Netherlands call on UK to tone down rhetoric over Gibraltar

European Commission has requested “dialogue and cooperation” from PM May over sovereignty battle

Economy and Business

Unemployment falls by 48,559 in March thanks to record job creation

More than 161,000 people signed up to Social Security system, raising total number of affiliates to almost 18 million

NEW JOB TRENDS

Living in Barcelona, working anywhere in the world

Growing numbers of global professionals are being seduced by the quality of life in the Catalan capital