BOOKS

A day in the life of San Jordi

An hour-by-hour tour around Barcelona as it honors Saint George The April 23 festival is a key date for Catalonia’s book and rose sellers

LITERATURE

An anti-ceremony for Cervantes- winning anti-poet Nicanor Parra

Nicanor Parra was awarded this year's Cervantes Prize in absentia on Monday His grandson was in Madrid to collect the award given the advanced age of the poet

EXPROPRIATION OF YPF

Spain seeks to force Argentina into compensation deal YPF seizure

Spain drums up EU support for Argentinean sanctions Repsol to sue firms investing in seized YPF unit

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Barça seeks route past London bus

Protecting a slender lead, Chelsea will set out to stifle home side’s attacking intent

HEALTHCARE

Half-a-million illegal migrants stand to lose health coverage

Government moves to revoke provision that guarantees treatment and prescription medicines

BULLFIGHTING

A cup of cold coffee and a cigarette

Ten years ago this month, Joaquín Vidal, one of the last of the old-school bullfighting critics, passed away at the age of 66. One of Spain's most respected writers on the subject, he spent his career at EL PAÍS, penning thousands of reviews for the newspaper until he retired through ill-health in September 2001

EDITORIAL

A divided France turns out to vote

The changeover in the Élysée after Hollande’s victory may lead to change throughout Europe

MORTGAGE PAIN

Neighbors stop bank from evicting bed-ridden 74-year-old heart patient

With the help of friends, Vicente has a roof over his head - for now

OPINION

Why is Uribe under attack in Colombia?

Ex-president says the difficult decisions he made explain why his former colleagues are victims of a judicial onslaught

ECONOMIC POLICY

Mr Rajoy, the figures don't add up

Economists argue that Spain's draft budget underestimates pension costs and overestimates extra revenue from tax hikes

INNOVATION

Fare from the madding crowd: a new way of drumming up business

The financial crisis has prompted entrepreneurs to look online for funding, bringing together hundreds of diverse investors

FEATURES

The clan that ruled the roulette wheel

The Pelayo family's almost-infallible gambling method won them over 1.5 million euros Their incredible story is now being brought to the big screen

EFFECTS OF THE CRISIS

Why billion-euro debts mean disaster for Spanish healthcare

Regional governments have run up huge bills with pharmaceutical companies These firms are nowsaying that enough is enough Spending cuts could see an end to the high standards of care in the sector

STOLEN BABIES

More nuns put under investigation in children-snatching scandal

Daughters of Charity members suspected of acting as go-betweens in baby-selling ring

ROYAL SCANDAL

King dragged in to court battle between son-in-law and former partner

Urdangarin and ex-business colleague Torres blame each other for embezzlement of public funds

TOWARD THE END OF ETA

Basque PP ready to ease terrorist prisoners' return to society

Ruling party to consider end to dispersion of convicts South African mediator says group shouldn't disband too quickly