Multi-million fines for port of Barcelona “cartel” firms

National Competition Commission had sanctioned companies in 2008

Marbella authority wins court appeal to embargo 150 assets of Jesús Gil’s heirs

Deceased former mayor's scions ordered to stump up 100 million in compensation

Family’s fury over pardon granted to Opel executive who caused fatal crash

Socialists want inquiry to see if influence peddling played role in Cabinet’s decision

In search of Joe Strummer’s Dodge

Moviemaker goes looking for car The Clash star left in a Madrid garage in 1986

This week’s movie releases

Steven Spielberg directs Daniel Day-Lewis in Oscar frontrunner Lincoln Quentin Tarantino turns his talent to the western in Django Unchained

Popular Party distances itself from activities of former treasurer

Group “indignant” at “insinuation” of impropriety lodged against it


Chávez has no substitute

Neither Maduro nor his rival Cabello fulfill the first requisite of a populist leader: charisma


Why Mali is a European problem

The EU cannot delay offering genuine assistance in a conflict in which so much is at stake


EC wants rules imposed on ‘cajas’ controlling banks

Foundations must have reserve funds to back up commercial units in case of financial difficulties


EU requires Spain to increase VAT rates for some healthcare products

Finance Ministry says it is studying binding ruling by European Court of Justice


“Hamilton still my biggest rival,” says Ferrari’s Alonso

Team announces plans to split efforts across 2013 and 2014 seasons


The art of the Western world

The Reina Sofía reveals the work of US landscape photographer Robert Adams


El Hierro wind plant escapes moratorium

Project is aiming to produce 80 percent of the Canary island's energy needs


Locals fight to burst water bubble

Towns rebel against their cash-strapped governments' plans for privatization


Eternal life

She looks at her daughter and doesn't recognize her, but listens to her and recognizes herself on the other side of time

Kidnapped Spaniards' wives angry over "lies" about illegal activities

The Bustamante brothers were taken on January 7 and held for five days in Mexico

Cuba scrambles to contain cholera outbreak in Havana

Health Ministry says more than 50 cases have been confirmed

Venezuela's VP insists Chávez can govern from his Cuban hospital bed

Brazil's Rousseff asks Maduro to hold elections if fiery leftist president dies

Indigenous violence flares up in Chile after murders of landowners

Mapuche communities demand return of sacred ancestral lands in Araucanía

UN recognizes Bolivians' historical right to grow and chew coca leaves

President Morales to start lobbying internationally to push for legalizing the coca leaf


Ex-PP treasurer Bárcenas declared 10 million euros under tax amnesty

Politician facing charges in Gürtel probe transferred 2.5 million euros to a New York bank account in 2009