MEXICO-SPAIN RELATIONS

Writers, historians react to Mexico’s demand for an apology from Spain

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s letter to King Felipe VI draws ire, amusement and perplexity on both sides of the Atlantic

ATTACK ON NORTH KOREAN EMBASSY

Attackers behind assault on North Korean embassy fled to US via Portugal

Spanish judge investigating the strange incident at the diplomatic mission in Madrid has lifted the seal on the probe

Music

Madonna’s farewell from Portugal turns sour over row involving a horse

The pop icon could not get permission to allow the animal inside a 19th-century palace for a music video shoot, and has since accused the Portuguese of being ungrateful

Mexico-Spain relations

Madrid rejects Mexico’s demand for an apology over Spanish conquest

The Mexican president has sent a letter to King Felipe VI arguing that saying sorry is the only way to achieve complete reconciliation between both countries

Immigration

Spain’s National Security Council warns xenophobia is on the rise

Agency says more funding is needed to support migrant integration, given the growing number of arrivals

RISE OF THE FAR RIGHT

How a Spanish neo-Nazi became an international ‘hero’ of the far right

Josué Estébanez is considered a cult figure by extremists, including the New Zealand mosque shooter, for killing a left-wing activist on the Madrid subway in 2007