Public deficit threatening to get out of hand

Austerity fails to rein in shortfall as recession depresses tax receipts

EDITORIAL

Upcoming debate on pensions

Proposed reforms aimed at rendering the system sustainable call for negotiation and consensus

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuela reins in ‘dissident’ broadcaster

Globovisión falls into hands of pro-Maduro government businessmen

THE END OF ETA

International mediators fail to fix timescale for full ETA disarmament

Second San Sebastián conference proposes concessions for terrorist inmates

LATIN AMERICA

Mexico launches nationwide searches for thousands of missing people

New investigative unit is still lacking a budget and director Around 27,000 people have disappeared between 2006 and 2012

POLITICS

Felipe González met with Rajoy the same day Aznar panned the prime minister

There is no need for former PP premier to “save the country,” says ex-Socialist leader

“EPO resulted in an ethnic cleansing of honesty in sport”

Sandro Donati’s integrity led to the first case of an athlete losing a medal

SOCCER

Betis striker arrested for alleged assault on ex-girlfriend

Rubén Castro detained after Tuesday training session

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A passion for patrimony

A collector from Málaga fears his archive of photography will not end up going on public display

Spain ranks low down in OECD’s Better Life Index

Nation 20th out of 36 countries examined

PREFERRED SHARES SCANDAL

Bankia shares fall further as capital increase takes effect

Bailed-out bank’s preferred shareholders have lost up to 78 percent of their initial investment

OPINION

Europe leaves UK

Prime Minister Cameron welcomes the pretext offered by the rise of an anti-EU party to talk tough to Brussels

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Bankia investors suffer further losses

Preferred shareholders already suffered a discount as a result of the European bailout

MONARCHY

Donators want royal yacht returned

Businessmen disagree with decision to pass on vessel to the Spanish government

BANKING MELTDOWN

Bankia chief says bailout was to "save depositors, not bankers"

Goirigolzarri confident nationalized lender can return taxpayers' money

PROPERTY

The challenges facing Spain's toxic bank

Sareb was set up to dispose of properties owned by the failed savings banks But with more than 70,000 new and unfinished projects to deal with, it faces an uphill task

THE PP´S HIDDEN FINANCES

Popular Party donation magnates remain silent in court

Construction businessmen called before judge to explain gifts to conservative grouping while receiving government contracts