Hundreds  gather at the palace of justice after the sentencing hearing of the trial of five men accused of gang raping an 18-year-old during San Fermines fiestas, in Pamplona. Photograph: Villar Lopez

The controversial decision by a court in Spain to absolve five men of charges of rape last week has unleashed a wave of demonstrations across the coun(...)

Workmen dismantle the Onesimo Redondo monument in Valladolid in February 2016, in line with a law that decrees the disappearance of all symbols of dictator Franco. Photograph: Cesar Manso/AFP/ Getty Images

The street names of Basque cities are at the centre of a political row over historical memory that has encompassed the Franco dictatorship, a Stalinis(...)

Soldiers patrol the streets of Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil on Thursday: residents locked themselves in their homes as violence swept through the city after police went on strike. Photograph: Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Brazil’s violent start to the year has worsened with a police strike provoking a wave of killings in the southeastern state of Espírito Santo. Over (...)