SOUTH AMERICAN DICTATORSHIPS

Forty years later, Argentina’s bravest mothers keep marching

In 1977 a handful of women joined forces to look for their children, abducted by the military dictatorship

LGBT ISSUES

Escaping life-threatening family prejudice, lesbian couple back in Spain

María Jimena Rico and Shaza Ismail arrived in Malaga after being held incommunicado in Turkey

CRISIS IN VENEZUELA

Pope Francis hints at new mediation initiative in Venezuela

Opposition rebuffs pontiff’s suggestion it won’t talk to government because it is divided

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Illegal downloading in Spain falls by 4% in 2016

New survey shows little success in fighting online piracy, estimating lost profits of €1.8bn

US-MEXICO RELATIONS

For Mexican families separated by the border, a 20-minute reunion

Border Angels initiative allows people to meet briefly in no-man’s land at Tijuana crossing

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Ros

Ros cartoon, May 1, 2017

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El Roto

El Roto cartoon, May 1, 2017

ECONOMY

Spain and Portugal, EU nations with lowest public investment

Spanish government agencies spent 1.9% of GDP in 2016 compared to 5.1% in 2009