POLITICAL CORRUPTION

Ex-regional premier of Madrid arrested in major anti-corruption operation

Ignacio González is one of 12 people held over shady financial activities at region’s water company

US DEPORTATIONS

US “dreamer” gets deported to Mexico overnight without trial

Young man was made to sign papers before being dumped on the other side of the border, say attorneys

US-Mexico relations

Mexican man falsely accused of trafficking daughter on United flight

Father interrogated after fellow passenger found difference in skin color between him and girl suspicious

CARTOON

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, April 19, 2017

ARGENTINA

Argentinean gives birth while in coma and wakes up three months on

Amelia Bannan suffered a serious head injury in car accident when she was six months pregnant

Cartoon

Ros

Ros cartoon, April 19, 2017

Economy

IMF raises Spain’s 2017 growth forecast to 2.6% as global economy recovers

New estimate three-tenths of a point above January figure but fund says more labor reform needed

DRUG TRAFFICKING

Spain’s security forces “lack resources” to fight drug smugglers on coast

Seven officers injured on Sunday near Gibraltar after around 100 people attacked them to protect narcos

Culture

Can crowdfunding save one of Madrid’s last video rental stores?

Regulars of Ficciones hope online donations can save business boasting 20,000 titles from closure

ARCHEOLOGY IN SPAIN

Spanish dig uncovers unique building from mysterious Tartessos culture

Two-floor construction was used for a feast before being razed by its own dwellers ahead of invasion