AMERICAS

New Colombian army chief led brigade probed for killings during civil war

Documents seen by EL PAÍS shed more light on the allegations involving General Nicacio de Jesús Martínez Espinel, which date from the conflict with FARC guerrillas

INTERVIEW

Juan Guaidó: “There is a lot of fear in the armed forces, a lot of persecution”

The opposition leader, recognized as interim president of Venezuela by 50 countries, says that all options are being considered in order to remove Nicolás Maduro from power

INTERVIEW | SELF-DECLARED VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT

Juan Guaidó: “There is no risk of a civil war in Venezuela, 90% of the people want change”

The president of the National Assembly talks to EL PAÍS about why Nicolás Maduro must leave office and whether a military intervention is on the cards

AMERICAS

Trump congratulates Mexico’s new president: “I look forward to working with him”

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a leftist leader, has promised to take a tougher stand against the US

Americas

Venezuelan election fiasco deepens President Maduro’s isolation

Sunday’s polls have been widely criticized with several countries refusing to recognize the results

AMERICAS

Peru says Venezuelan leader is “not welcome” at upcoming regional summit

Host country to Summit of the Americas withdraws Nicolás Maduro invitation over April 22 election

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

Americas

Ecuador president: “Julian Assange has no right to intervene in the politics of our sister countries”

Lenín Moreno spoke with EL PAÍS about his project for Ecuador and about the Catalan crisis

Colombia

Pablo Escobar’s Medellín HQ to be demolished

Mayor says building that once housed drug lord’s operations to become park honoring victims

PEACE PROCESS

Colombian government follows the FARC guerrilla’s money trail

Prosecutors have seized over $100 million in assets so far this year, within national territory and abroad

VENEZUELA

The daily battle for survival in Venezuela

After three weeks of protests, living conditions in the South American nation are more precarious than ever

VENEZUELA

Venezuelan president accuses Movistar of backing opposition

Nicolas Maduro says Telefónica affiliate sent “millions of messages to users every two hours”

VENEZUELA

Defiant Venezuelan opposition to push on with protests against president

Three dead in clashes throughout the country on Wednesday; 100,000 people marched in Caracas

Labor law

Why you can no longer be fired for working on drugs in Colombia

Constitutional Court rules being under the influence only punishable if performance affected

War on drugs

Cocaine production, consumption spike in South America

United Nations report says it is confident peace process in Colombia will help combat drug

SPANISH POLITICS

A year on from elections, Spain’s new parties fight to stay relevant

Podemos and Ciudadanos have been effectively sidelined in the new Congress

SPANISH POLITICS

Spain’s Podemos party rejects parallels with Trump

Anti-austerity party’s leader Pablo Iglesias ruffled by comparisons with US president-elect

SAUDI ARABIA

Spain’s parties split over royal visit to Saudi Arabia

Key warship-building contract at stake, but opposition wants King Felipe to talk human rights

SPANISH POLITICS

Podemos senator who profited from public housing sale was “lucky”

Party leader Pablo Iglesias defends Ramón Espinar, who made €20,000 from sale of subsidized home

CRISIS IN PSOE

Leaderless Socialists split on how to break Spain’s political deadlock

Pedro Sánchez’s resignation leaves main opposition deeply divided on best way to avoid third election

SPANISH POLITICS

Political deadlock in Spain takes toll on increasingly divided parties

Main opposition Socialists cannot agree on whether to let conservatives form a government

SPANISH POLITICS

Spain’s regional parties call on Socialists to lead a coalition government

“The possibility of Rajoy winning a vote in Congress is very remote” says Catalan Democratic Party spokesman

SPANISH POLITICS

Manifesto calls on Spain’s politicians to avoid third election

Almost 50 artists, intellectuals and former politicians tell party leaders to make the sacrifices to form a government

SPANISH ELECTIONS

Podemos plays blame game after poor performance at the polls

Co-founder criticizes the campaign’s “hollow rhetoric” while some supporters wonder why Pablo Iglesias led them down this road

SPANISH ELECTIONS

Spain votes again on Sunday, but could there be a third election?

As Spaniards prepare to go to the polls again, analysts warn that few things have changed, other than the fact that voter hopefulness has morphed into weariness

SPANISH ELECTIONS

Spain’s parties use Brexit to advance their own agenda ahead of Sunday’s elections

Acting PM, Socialist and Ciudadanos nominees warn against the outcome of a Catalan referendum on independence in Spain

SPANISH ELECTIONS

Unidos Podemos plans tax hikes and greater public spending

Leftist alliance’s economic program is promising to end the term with 20 million people in employment