CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

Rogue mayors stand firm in Seville after arrest of union members for store raids

Sánchez Gordillo has occupied Defense Ministry land for 17 days Another town's official told the Civil Guard to arrest him at his office

Editorials

Health without papers

Making immigrants pay for cover reveals a mercantile approach to medical care

CRIME

Police and public team up to outwit Spain's vacation home scam artists

Fueled by the crisis, the number of fake apartment ads escalates in summer

ECONOMY

Offloading of Spanish debt sees ING group suffer

Dutch banking group aims at lowering risk in hardest hit countries

CRIME

Officer, 62, shot dead in Madrid post office robbery

Unsuccessful getaway ended in fatal shootout

FATAL ACCIDENT

Metro official and Swiss au pair killed in test track crash

Two survivors of Tuesday's accident escape with minor injuries.

CULTURE

The Puerto Banús bubble

In search of signs of the crisis in the Marbella millionaires' playground

Opinion

Caribbean Mercosur

Venezuela's entry to the trade bloc highlights pivotal role Chavez plays in the region's politics

LATIN AMERICA

Colombians give low scores to Santos

President's approval rating drops as he reaches halfway point of his term

LATIN AMERICA

Argentineans flabbergasted as inmates given furloughs to take part in Peronist rallies

Prisoner convicted of murder performs on behalf of Fernández de Kirchner

LATIN AMERICA

Gutsy 'ranchera' singer who captured a world outside of Mexico dies at 93

Chavela Vargas made a courageous comeback after surviving alcoholism

LATIN AMERICA

Brazil sends 9,000 soldiers to southern borders to combat drug smugglers

Analysts believe move is a menacing warning to the Paraguayan government

GOVERNMENT

Ministry bungle leaves unemployed unpaid

Delays blamed on complications with administrative process