EDITORIAL

Well-founded protests

The public rejects indiscriminate cutbacks in hospitals and their covert privatization

CORPORATE CRIME

Ex-employer group chief busted for cash laundering and concealing assets

Díaz Ferrán had one kilo of gold in his Madrid home, police say Eight others arrested, including Marsans travel agency liquidator

Opposition praises sacking of general who slammed Catalan separatists

Officer used editorial in military publication to criticize premier Artur Mas’ drive for independence

PENSIONS

Opposition gears up to challenge government on pension decision

Socialists believe not compensating retirees for blowout in inflation is unconstitutional

Catalonia premier says that region will miss its deficit targets

Mas claims further spending cuts impossible without undermining social welfare

Regions to receive less than they asked for from bailout fund

Central government to hand over four billion euros less

MIDDLE EAST

Madrid joins EU protest against Israeli development decision

London, Paris and Stockholm also summon ambassadors over plan to build in occupied East Jerusalem

Government garners 1.2 billion euros from tax-dodger amnesty

Administration had targeted revenues of 2.5 billion Late rush sees figure rise considerably

FRANCO'S FUGITIVES

A friend in Lisbon

In this installment of EL PAÍS’ series based on Mexico’s archive of letters by Spanish exiles, the key role of the Mexican ambassador to Portugal of getting Republicans out of Europe

CULTURE

"My drawings are two-dimensional sculptures"

Jaume Plensa is the recipient of this year's National Plastic Arts Award

BUSINESS

Technology giants, taxpaying dwarfs

Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, eBay and Amazon all see billions in revenue in Spain But these companies have paid just 25 million in taxes over the past three years

INDUSTRY

Subsidy system provides some relief for automobile industry

Fall in car sales slows to 20.3 percent in November, 15 points less than expected

ONLINE CAMPAIGNING

The fine line between freedom of expression and defamation

The demise of a Telecinco show has raised legal issues about boycotting a company La Noria was brought down by a blogger protesting the appearance of a murder suspect's mother

OPINION

Story of Spain

When word went round of plans to demolish some houses, the women of the neighborhood linked arms and made a human shield

US jury convicts would-be male model of veteran journalist’s murder

Carlos Castro's gruesome killing occurred after he asked to end the pair’s love affair

ANTI-AUSTERITY PROTESTS

Disabled citizens issue “cry for help” against cuts at massive rally

Health workers opposed to privatization plans hold symbolic hospital "hugs"

BIG BUSINESS

Madrid gambles on bending casino laws for EuroVegas

Adelson’s megaproject to benefit from discretionary waiving of fines and sanctions for gaming houses