VERNE IN ENGLISH

A Brooklyn eatery that taps into America’s new craze for avocados

Avocadería was started by three Italians and only uses fruit from the Mexican state of Michoacán

CRISIS IN VENEZUELA

Venezuelan health minister who blew whistle over infant deaths sacked

Meanwhile, President Maduro accused by Brazilian publicists of illegally funding Chávez campaign

BRAZIL

Body found in Brazil could belong to Spaniard who went missing in 2015

Backpacker Hugo Ferrara wrote in his diary that he had injured himself after falling from a waterfall

CARTOON

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, May 12, 2017

Cartoon

Ros

Ros cartoon, May 12, 2017

HEALTH

Spanish authorities make new bid to compensate “thalidomide babies”

Health Ministry in talks with victims’ association to draft census ahead of possible financial aid

STALKING

German celebrity stalker involved in crossbow attack set for release from jail

Judge warns eight Spanish actors they are potential targets of Arndt Meyer, convicted in 2010 of attempted murder

ENERGY PRICES

Leading Spanish electricity firm Iberdrola accused of manipulating prices

Anti-corruption prosecutor says electric utility hatched plan to “illicitly” make €20 million