LATIN AMERICA

Argentina’s president to undergo surgery for cerebral blood clot

Fernández de Kirchner reported migraines and tingling in her left arm

LATIN AMERICA

Mexican firebrand leftist leader calls public protests over energy reforms

López Obrador wants supporters to encircle Congress in peaceful demonstration

POLITICS

Red revival: why communism is alive and well in crisis-hit Portugal

As it flags elsewhere in Europe, Communist Party gains ground in local elections

Editorials

Al Qaeda adapts

Washington has once again struck out at the terrorist group, which continues to carry out attacks

BUSINESS

Santander may buy stake in El Corte Inglés finance operations

Deal would allow department store chain to reduce debt on its books

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Shareholders to fix salaries for board members at listed firms

Panel of experts will recommend AGMs approve remuneration policies

Barajas sees dramatic loss of passengers

Madrid's main airport served 11.7 percent fewer travelers in August, the biggest fall in Europe

LATIN AMERICA

Argentinean leader ordered to rest for a month after cerebral blood clot diagnosis

Fernández de Kirchner will have to sit out campaign in crucial congressional races "Clarín" reports president may be taken back to the hospital after suffering migraines

Hooded anarchists: the new Mexican riddle

The actions of various masked individuals at social-issues demonstrations raises doubts about their identities and interests

THE CATALAN QUESTION

PP throws cold water on Catalan branch leader’s new revenue plan

Party number two De Cospedal stresses that changes to the financing law should be hammered out by all regional barons

books

A sector that's fighting for the survival of cultural creation

The publishing industry in Spain is being severely punished by the economic crisis

INTERVIEW

"The Eurovegas and BCN World resorts should be marketed together"

The chairman of the planned complex in Barcelona, Xavier Adserà, explains the details of the project

business

Unproductive Spain

Competitiveness has improved, but it has been at the cost of jobs The country needs to increase investment in new technology, say experts

MOTORCYCLING

“When I’m told I’ve equaled Agostini, I stop in my tracks”

Spain’s Laia Sanz has won 15 trial-biking championships, but she cannot afford to slow down

TENNIS

Nadal retakes number one spot, despite loss in China

World number two Djokovic rallies to win final in Beijing

POLITICS

PP hits new low in polls, but would still win elections

Socialists’ bump flattens as revelations of governing party’s corruption allegations die down

Marbella battles to pay off its debts and recover its once-glittering lure

Southern city has an uphill struggle to clean up the mess left by corrupt leaders

CRIME

Woman knifes husband to death after drugs argument

Stabbing brings violent killing count to 28 in Madrid region so far this year

OPINION

Tobacco

Who cares about smoking? Adelson’s Madrid casino will generate a cesspool of corruption while generating very little tax revenue

MILITARY SALES

Spain lifts temporary ban on sale of aircraft to Egypt

“Cautionary measure” overridden as planes, parts and radar equipment return to list of possible trade items

THE CATALAN QUESTION

Catalan PP leaders to present new financing plan for region

Proposal aimed at bringing independence drive to a halt Idea to reduce flow of revenues to other parts of Spain

TECHNOLOGY

Klout, the king of social influence

This online "influence meter" sets a price on your head If you’re good at what you do, you might even get a reward