INTERVIEW | LUIZ INÁCIO LULA DA SILVA

“If a political conviction stopped Lula from running, that would be fraud”

A Brazilian court will soon decide if it confirms or overrules Lula’s nine-year prison sentence

VOTER INTENTION SURVEY

Why Spain’s political left is in decline

Around 1.7 million left-wing voters say they would consider voting for a different party or abstaining

catalan politics

New Catalan speaker under pressure to allow Puigdemont bid

Roger Torrent is being pushed to let the ousted premier be sworn in remotely

sexism

Are two of Spain’s leading fiestas sexist?

Questions are being raised over the sculptures at the Fallas in Valencia and the songs performed at the Carnival in Cádiz

HOLIDAYS IN SPAIN

Court records expose methods used in British food poisoning scam

Law firms in UK handled phony claims lodged against Mallorca hotels and kept 60% of payout

catalan politics

Barcelona mayor and separatists open new period of collaboration

Ada Colau’s party allowed a secessionist speaker in parliament; favor could be returned at budget vote

ART

Could this be a lost El Greco?

A private collector from Toledo puts a painting some believe to be by the Greek-born artist on public display

INTERVIEW | IVÁN DUQUE, COLOMBIA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

“It’s not about ripping up the FARC accords, but about making significant changes”

Nominee for the Colombia Democratic Center discusses the need to end “impunity” and to foster reform