EDUCATION
SOCIAL SECURITY

Government’s reforms to cut pension spending by €33 billion

Purchasing power of retirees would be hit throughout 10-year period as changes are phased in

CYCLING

Where is Chris Horner?

Vuelta winner leads anti-doping authorities a merry dance around the capital

HEALTHCARE

Madrid region set aside 53 million euros in case hospital privatization was blocked

Regional High Court has frozen plans to sell off six healthcare centers after huge protest movement by staff

LATIN AMERICA

Pause in teachers’ protest allows Mexico to celebrate its independence

Demonstrators are dislodged from the Zócalo so that “grito” ceremony can take place

EDITORIAL

Catalonia and Spain

The democratic solution has to come from a structured dialogue leading to negotiation

Cannabis store blast puts four in the hospital with serious burns

Madrid investigators say explosion occurred during marijuana extraction process in cramped basement

LATIN AMERICA

Brazil’s largest corruption case could be reopened if top court grants appeal

Twelve convicted former officials of Lula da Silva’s government could get new trials

Does Spain get a zero in oratory?

The techniques behind successful speechmaking need to be studied and practiced Experts note that Spaniards make few oral presentations at school

ECONOMY

Experts see positive but minimal economic growth in third quarter

Pace of the recovery next year too weak to create jobs

A BETTER LIFE ABROAD?

No luck in paradise

Thousands of Spaniards are making the move to Germany in search of work, attracted by reports of huge labor shortages in the country But once there, they are having to face some harsh realities

PROFILE

Woman who began the Catalan human chain believes the work is just beginning

Meet Carme Forcadell, the academic who is heading up the civil society platform entrusted with the region’s drive toward “the right to decide”

THE CATALAN QUESTION

Catalonia would lose European status if it secedes from Spain: EC vice president

Commissioner Almunia urges Mas and Rajoy to hold face-to-face talks with “cool heads”

INTERVIEW

“The layoff fraud scandal not only pains me, but it is embarrassing”

New Andalusia premier Susana Díaz faces up to the Socialist Party’s checkered past in the region it has ruled for three decades

OPINION

Negotiate, but what?

Spain’s government must do more than merely point out that any Catalan referendum would be unlawful

REGIONAL TENSIONS

Bildu wants to mimic Catalan sovereignty strategy in Basque Country

Radical grouping wants parties and civil society to join push for independence referendum