DAKAR RALLY

Carlos Sainz forced to bow out of Dakar Rally

Engine failure on Red Bull buggy bring Spaniard’s desert travails to an end for this year

REGIONAL POLITICS

Mas delivers petition for Catalonia separatist vote

Document calls for “political and legal” sovereignty and integration into EU as a separate state

TECHNOLOGY

Spaniards are biggest smartphone users in Europe

More than six million say they are permanently connected to the internet through cellphones, tablets and TVs

EDITORIAL

Unió admits its guilt

The party at last owns up to the crime of misuse of jobless-training funds, and pays for it

OPINION

Painful mistakes

As “austericide” bites, deep, the IMF is beginning to accept that it has been blinkered in its thinking

ROYAL SCANDAL

Royal son-in-law told to “cover his tracks” in corruption probe email

Urdangarin’s business partner reveals a fresh batch of documents related to the Nóos Institute embezzlement affair

Paco Delgado, Les Misérables costume designer, gets Oscar nod for Spain

Naomi Watts nominated in best actress category for Spanish smash The Impossible

LATIN AMERICA

Mexico City maulings ignite debate among dog lovers

Four people were killed over the past week by wild dogs

LATIN AMERICA

Chile asks Washington to extradite Florida car dealer for singer's murder

Víctor Jara was shot 44 times at the national stadium days after 1973 coup

LATIN AMERICA

Search for Missoni CEO goes on in the Caribbean

Search teams continue to look for the plane that disappeared last Friday north of Venezuela

LATIN AMERICA

Honduran envoy resigns after sex party at Bogota embassy

A Christmas sex party at the country's embassy in Bogota resulted in the robbery of a computer and damage to diplomatic property

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuela's top court rules Chávez can miss his inauguration ceremony

Opposition wants new elections called as constitutional showdown looms

PORTUGUESE HISTORY

Reopening a murdered general’s tomb

A new movie sheds light on the 1965 assassination of Portuguese dissident Humberto Delgado by dictator António de Salazar's secret police in Spain

DEBT MARKET

Spanish Treasury sails through first bond auction of the year

Debt-management agency surpasses issue target at lower rates