Inside the transatlantic film factory

Claudia Llosa’s debut and Viggo Mortensen’s latest sprang from one Madrid course

This week’s movie releases

Actor Ben Affleck gets back behind the camera for Iran hostage drama 'Argo' From the creators of 'Little Miss Sunshine,' 'Ruby Sparks' sees Paul Dano write up his dreamgirl

At least 14 migrants drown as search teams scour sea for survivors

Seventeen pulled from water after vessel had set off from Moroccan coast with some 70 people thought to be on board

THE RECESSION IN SPAIN

Man facing eviction hangs himself

Body of victim discovered by brother in Granada neighborhood

Editorials

Budget under tutelage

Without sufficient growth, further adjustments and higher interest payments will be needed

TAX AVOIDANCE

Anti-tax fraud campaign has already hit its target for the year

Revenues amount to 8.5 million euros in the first nine months

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Málaga flying high with Milan win

South coast club takes three points off Italians as Real loses again in Germany

REGIONAL CRISIS

Spain to extend regional debt bailout

Treasury to increase bond issuance next year to cover regions’ funding needs

BANKING CRISIS

Ex-IMF chief Rato has court date set over Bankia fiasco

Former economy minister ordered to appear as High Court investigates possible fraud in listing of the nationalized bank

CORRUPT POLITICS

Top former officials targeted in new Balearic Islands graft probe

Prosecutor and judge pursuing idea that companies paid off Popular Party in return for business contracts

ART

Canvases and cameras

A number of shows study film and painting's history

GAY RIGHTS

Sterile arguments

Most regions refuse single mothers and same-sex couples access to assisted reproduction Legislation already in force guarantees the right for all women

ARCHITECTURE

Architectural grandstanding

The renovation of Madrid's famous La Zarzuela racetrack wins 2012 COAM prize

LATIN AMERICA

Castro roasts "birds of ill omen"

Former president lays claim to rude health in article on state-run webpage

LATIN AMERICA

No end to ambushes and arrests as FARC peace talks take place in Oslo

Five Colombian soldiers were killed just days after discussions officially began

LATIN AMERICA

Embargoed vessel brews bad blood

Argentina files UN complaint against Ghana for seizing frigate on US court order

LATIN AMERICA

DNA sought to prove snatched body was that of Zeta leader

Forensic experts in Mexico unearth remains of his father in a family grave

OPINION

Reluctant warriors

Normal people are disinclined to kill or die, unless they have been brutalized by fanaticism

CYCLING

Contador leaps to defense of "lynched" Lance Armstrong

"He is not being treated with any respect," Contador says at 2013 Tour presentation

BUSINESS

Banco Santander earnings hit by real estate provisions

Net profit falls 66 percent in first nine months and 94 percent in third quarter alone

REGIONAL CRISIS

Catalan pharmacies on strike to protest delay in payments by the government

About four out of every five outlets have heeded the call to strike Pharmacists claim they are a "pawn" in dispute between Catalan government and Madrid