AMERICAS

After top court rejects his plea, will Brazil’s Lula still have a way to avoid jail?

The same judges who ruled against him could open door to early release as former president continues to appeal corruption conviction

CATALAN CRISIS

High Court to try former chief of Catalan regional police for sedition

As well as Josep Lluís Trapero, two political figures and a Mossos officer will also be facing charges for their actions related to the illegal independence referendum and preceding events

Spanish politics

Madrid regional leader facing probe over claims of falsified master’s degree

Two opposition groups want Cristina Cifuentes to resign over a case affecting a major public university in the region, and which has raised the question of corruption in her Popular Party once more

ROYAL CONTROVERSY

How the relationship between the two queens of Spain started to sour

As a video of Letizia and Sofía physically tussling after an Easter Mass has revealed, tensions are high in the Spanish royal family

Cartoons

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, April 5, 2018

CARTOONS

Ros

Ros cartoon, April 5, 2018

AGEING POPULATION

The plight of seniors abandoned in Spanish hospitals

Medical officials say some families fail to pick up elderly relatives on discharge, alleging too much work