LATIN AMERICA

Brazil begins to collect blood and urine samples from 20,000 people for massive medical study

Critics believe that researchers may try to use results for unethical purposes

ECONOMY

Portugal makes unexpectedly dramatic exit from recession

GDP grows 1.1 percent in second quarter as euro zone also emerges from crisis after 18 months

Editorials

Yet another attempt at peace

Negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis start again amid widespread pessimism

Energy reforms set out to open up petrochemical industry in Mexico

The proposal seeks to create competition in the production of hydrocarbons

ATHLETICS

One giant leap

Eusebio Cáceres records best marker of day on first try to reach long-jump final

OBITUARY

A fond farewell to Spain’s shooting star

Oriol Maspons, who revolutionized Spanish photography in the 1950s, has died at the age of 84

LATIN AMERICA

Top Venezuelan official announces “justice will go after” Capriles

Ruling party lawmakers fling mud during a heated National Assembly session

Bilbao fiesta controversy threatens to light fuse of political confrontation

Popular Party to abstain from city celebration if ETA prisoners' supporter fires off the inaugural 'txupinazo'

OPINION

A chance for Isabel

The opportunity she was being offered consisted of working 11 hours a day for 350 euros a month, and almost no social security contributions

IDENTITY THEFT

A very lucky escape for an unlucky man

Mild-mannered Spanish osteopath was shocked to find himself wrongly jailed in Italy as a mafia drugs baron. He was finally released thanks to a rare stroke of fortune

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Olive groves present new power source

Austrian firm KWB pioneers the use of pits in production of domestic heating

MIGRATION

Fresh arrivals of immigrants collapse Cádiz holding center

Nearly 200 held in local police cells as CIE struggles Maritime rescue and Moroccan police rescued 64 people on Tuesday

PP'S HIDDEN FINANCES

PP number two blames Rajoy and her predecessor for deal with Bárcenas

De Cospedal “did not know” of decision to continue salary payments to jailed former party treasurer after his official dismissal Secretary general denies personally receiving bonuses

ROCK OF CONTENTION

Madrid talks tough on ships “bunkering” of fuel off Gibraltar

Spanish government says it will take action on companies which continue the practice it claims is a danger to the environment

ATHLETICS

Rodríguez misses out on fifth world final

Runner knocked out in semifinal of the 1,500 meters in Moscow

CORRUPTION

Damage from Spain’s crooked dark side

Graft is slowing down any recovery from the crisis, distorting economic development, discouraging youthful enterprise and damaging the country's image internationally