CUBAN-AMERICAN RELATIONS

In a first, Cuba loses patience with Trump’s “ridiculous” statements

US president criticizes regime on Independence Day; Havana chides “millionaire-tycoon-turned-president”

Catalan bid for independence

PM calls secret Catalan plan for independence “intolerable blackmail”

In rare press conference at PP HQ, Mariano Rajoy challenges regional leader to appear in Congress

SOCCER

In Mexico, Real Madrid fans make a splash after their side wins La Liga title

Supporters climb atop replica of Spanish capital’s iconic Cibeles fountain to celebrate win

Catalan bid for independence

Catalonia to immediately declare independence if no referendum held

Spanish attorney general to study legality of regional government’s plan to break away from Spain

EDITORIAL

The ‘Brexit’ of Spain’s Socialist Party

Pedro Sánchez’s victory over Susana Díaz only serves to accentuate the PSOE’s crisis

POLITICAL CRISIS IN BRAZIL

Pressure mounts on Brazil’s Temer as lawyers vote for impeachment

President struggles to hold government together after latest bribery and corruption revelations

Cartoon

Ros

Ros cartoon, May 22, 2017

Cartoon

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, May 22, 2017

POLITICS

Pedro Sánchez retakes control of Spain’s deeply divided Socialist Party

Scoring 50% of the vote, leader who walked out last year sees off challenge in primaries

CRISIS IN CARACAS

US imposes sanctions against eight top officials at Venezuela’s Supreme Court

Treasury freezes assets of chief magistrate and seven judges for “usurping” powers from legislature

CRIME

Cereal killer, or how to steal 900 tons of wheat without anyone noticing

Thieves would have needed more than 30 trucks to carry off heist in small Spanish village