ANNIVERSARY OF COUP IN SPAIN

Spanish king to son after 1981 coup: “Felipe, I hope this never happens to you”

Thirty-six years after Juan Carlos gave famous TV address, his son did the same against Catalan secessionist bid

ANALYSIS

The strategy for the construction of the Spanish enemy

Pro-independence forces have spent decades creating a compendium of grievances that place Spain at the source of all of Catalonia’s ills

Young hoaxer ‘Little Nicolás’ set to face three criminal charges

Youth who managed to gatecrash the king’s coronation passed himself off as a secret service agent and government advisor

GENERAL ELECTION

Campaigning kicks off for most open election since return to democracy

With 16 days to go until Spaniards vote, the only clear thing is end of two-party system

MEDIA

The documentary about King Juan Carlos that Spaniards won’t see

State broadcaster RTVE has pulled the plug on a film about the former monarch

REGIONAL AND MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS 2015

Spain’s two-party system in play at today’s municipal, regional elections

The hegemony enjoyed by the Popular Party and the Socialists could end today Emerging parties such as Ciudadanos and Podemos are likely to play key roles in pacts

CORRUPTION IN SPAIN

“I trust in the justice system,” says ex-IMF head Rato after arrest

The former government minister was detained last night during the search of his properties He is suspected of committing tax fraud, asset stripping and money laundering offenses

Ex-IMF chief filed for 2012 tax amnesty

Rodrigo Rato is allegedly also being investigated for possible money laundering

Police chief’s business activities probed

José Manuel Villarejo, an "undercover agent," has been linked to several high-profile cases He will now be investigated by the Interior Ministry due to his stake in a number of firms

Spaniards want more transparency from political parties, new poll reveals

More than 80% said they had little or no knowledge of how political parties are financed

The tall tales of “Little Nicolás”

Spain’s answer to Walter Mitty is using lies and half-truths to try to prove his stories