SPANISH POLITICS

In wake of failed investiture bid, Socialists rule out coalition government

Acting deputy PM Carmen Calvo said the party would not negotiate Cabinet positions with Unidas Podemos after the anti-austerity group abstained from last week’s crucial vote

EL PAÍS SEMANAL IN ENGLISH

Steven Pinker: “Populists are on the dark side of history”

Steven Pinker is one of the great figures of cognitive psychology and a specialist in the connections between mind and language. A tireless debater, popular science author and Harvard professor, his latest book: 'Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress' takes issue with those whose apocalyptic vision for the world has cast them in the role of its savior – namely, the populists and the enemies of progress who appear to be gaining ground in the current global climate.

Interview | Luis Almagro, OAS Secretary General

OAS chief: “The Americas are cutting out their corrupted parts”

Luis Almagro discusses the challenges facing the region ahead of the Summit of the Americas in Peru this weekend

US Politics

Trump worshipers in the American heartland

A year after his electoral victory, the Republican president’s base remains loyal despite the scandals

Crisis in Catalonia

US Senate addresses Russian interference in Catalonia on social media

Intelligence Committee questions Twitter, Facebook and Google on Moscow’s agitation in favor of secessionism

Drug abuse in the United States

One US county’s solution to drug epidemic: let addicts die

As opiate overdose rate soars in US, some in Butler County, Ohio, oppose spending public money on treatment

OPINION

The Trump era: democracy dies in darkness

Nothing is safe under the new president. The White House is too small for him. He finds the rules of the game irritating. Even the planet itself is not to his liking

LATIN AMERICA

Mexican president calls off trip to Washington over Trump border wall

Earlier in the day, US president said it is “better to cancel” if the country won’t foot construction bill

MURDER OF ECOLOGIST

Eighth arrest made in hunt for killer of environmentalist Berta Cáceres

Honduran activist is thought to have been murdered over her campaign against a dam project

MEXICO UNREST

US intelligence services issue warning over instability in Mexico

Report cites wealth divide and protectionist atmosphere as dangers for nation blighted by violence

MEXICO

Bank of Mexico cuts growth forecasts after Trump victory

“We are dealing with a deep shock,” says central bank governor

MEXICO

Mexico’s economy braces for the chill winds of a Trump administration

The country fears the worst, but will the US president-elect carry out his campaign threats?

MEXICO

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas: “Trump is a boor, he is hostile to Mexicans”

In this interview, Mexico’s veteran leftist figure laments national leaders’ lack of vision

ARCHEOLOGY

Found: Mystery pyramid hidden within iconic Mayan temple

Discovery could shed light on little-understood early period of Maya culture on Yucatán Peninsula

ART

Mysterious Frida Kahlo painting turns up after six decades in hiding

The early work bears all the hallmark intensity of the artist who lived with pain her whole life

LATIN AMERICA

Vatican slaps down anti-gay movement led by Mexican bishops

Papal nuncio calls for dialogue over plans to enshrine same-sex marriage in Constitution

LATIN AMERICA

Mexico baffled by the identity of mysterious bus avenger

A man who killed four robbers on a night journey remains at large, and passengers refuse to talk

AMERICAS

48 murders later, the “Little Old Lady Killer” files for divorce

Love, it seems, has no place in the life of Mexican serial killer Juana Barraza Samperio

MEXICO

Mexican drug lord’s wife: “El Chapo will be dead by December”

Emma Coronel’s statements show new line of defense after failure of appeals against extradition to US

MEXICO

Mexican president admits Donald Trump visit was a mistake

Enrique Peña Nieto says decision to see Republican hopeful in August was “hasty”

MEXICO

Mexican army suffering from burnout as 10-year drug war takes its toll

National defense secretary demands more troops and legal framework for soldiers patrolling streets

Mexico’s drug wars

Is the end nigh for ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s Sinaloa cartel?

Brother of jailed drugs kingpin faces attacks from all sides after hitting military convoy in September

MEXICO

The Mexican town that even the federal government fears

In Turícuaro, impunity is the law of the land as trainee teachers and locals hold up dozens of vehicles

ECONOMY

How the specter of Trump is rattling the Mexican peso

Currency will have a hard time recovering if the Republican presidential candidate is voted in

MEXICO

Mexican president’s Coca-Cola joke falls flat

Embattled leader Enrique Peña Nieto hoped to add fizz to a speech about innovation

MEXICO

Archbishop of Mexico City: “A child is more likely to suffer sexual abuse at the hands of a homosexual father”

Conservative cleric ups the stakes in his campaign against government plans for same-sex marriage

IGUALA MURDERS

UN: “The Ayotzinapa case remains unsolved”

Representative for Human Rights in Mexico says that the Iguala murders “can’t go unpunished”