REFORMS

Minister opts to soften blows for pensioners, guaranteeing annual hike

Changes involving life expectancy will not come into play until 2019, according to government's latest proposal

ECONOMY

Bank lending to companies falls to lowest levels since 2006

Decline is largest since central bank began current historical series in 1995

LATIN AMERICA

Black Bloc: the new unknown element in Brazil’s social unrest

Its members share a hatred of capitalism and attraction for anarchy Its tactics involve the destruction of public property as a language of protest

Editorials

Left to their fate

A year on, the law excluding immigrants from healthcare has given rise to great inequalities

NÓOS SCANDAL

King lent Princess Cristina €1.2m to renovate Barcelona mansion

Transfer shows up in analysis of accounts ordered by judge investigating Urdangarin scandal

MEDICAL THEFTS

“Endoscopy thieves” targeting equipment from hospitals already feeling the pinch

Police suspect highly organized gang of stealing equipment worth hundreds of thousands

US OPEN TENNIS

Suárez earns her place in history

World number 20 becomes first Spaniard in 15 years to reach US Open last eight

CORPORATE FRAUD

Pescanova directors hit with massive liability bonds in corporate fraud case

Former chairman ordered to deposit 178.9 million euros

PP'S HIDDEN FINANCES

PP on Bárcenas case: “There is interest in destabilizing party”

Ex-treasurer's wife has assets embargoed after she fails to meet six-million-euro civil liability bond as part of Gürtel inquiry

CYCLING

Fernando Alonso rides to the rescue of Euskaltel

Formula 1 driver to buy out cycling team's ownership, guaranteeing its survival beyond 2013

LATIN AMERICA

Mexico’s Peña Nieto goes on the offensive against union protestors

Congress rushes through teaching reform amid complaints that national pact has become a steamroller

HISTORY

The Cervantes rots in Tangier

Spain and Morocco can't agree on the restoration of what was once the biggest theater in Africa

MUSIC

Crystal Fighters in the caves

Anglo-Spanish band ventures into Navarre village famous for its witch hunt

BUSINESS

Shop-floor bosses: what's the point?

McDonald's, Ikea and others like to confront their executives with reality The experience can be useful, experts say, but it depends on how it is done

ECONOMY

Spain’s manufacturing output rises for first time in 28 months

Recovery attributed to stronger overseas orders

REAL MADRID

Bale delights Bernabéu at unveiling as Kaká and Özil make way

Former Tottenham man finally walks on the Bernabéu turf, but how much did he cost?

IMMIGRANTS' HEALTHCARE

“The government paid for my transplant and turned its back”

One year on, exclusion law for immigrant treatment has left 150,000 people without access to the public healthcare system