Two hopefuls for Brazil's presidency face off in first duel

President Dilma Rouseff and the ecologist Marina Silva stage a preview of next year's presidential campaign season

LAYOFF SCAM CASE

Prosecutors slam judge for criticism in case involving minister’s brothers

Bid-rigging investigation against Labor chief's siblings dropped

REGIONAL FINANCING

Catalonia issues 50-page list of grievances against Madrid

Mas claims Rajoy government owes region 9.3 billion euros

LATIN AMERICA

“The CIA helped kill DEA agent Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena,” say witnesses

Former US law enforcement officials admit that the drug agent’s 1985 murder wasn’t just the work of Rafael Caro Quintero

Editorials

Disorder in regional financing

Against the government’s wishes, the PP is starting to debate the need to change the model

ROCK OF CONTENTION

Brussels to pore over Gibraltar’s tax law in response to Spanish complaint

EC declared the Rock’s previous system illegal in 2004

BANKING SCANDAL

Judge names ex-directors of failed bank as criminal mismanagement suspects

Managers approved loans that allegedly undermined the financial health of Caja Castilla La Mancha

PUBLIC FINANCES

Galicia joins other PP-controlled regions in cutting personal income tax

The symbolic reduction will apply to those earning less than 17,700 euros a year

EVICTIONS

Andalusia carries out first expropriation of private residence to protect residents

Regional authorities embargo mother-of-two’s home to prevent her eviction

PUBLIC FINANCES

Treasury pays under one percent on one-year bill for first time since 2010

Spanish debt-management agency close to completing issue target for the whole year

WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION

Spain’s safest hands required

Valdés in line to keep Casillas out of vital World Cup clash against Georgia

Basque nationalist snatched from behind “human wall” in Pamplona

Batasuna youth wing member due to start serving six-year sentence for membership of an illegal organization

after gaddafi

Libya: the chaos continues

Two years after the dictator's demise, EL PAÍS finds that it is still hard to know who runs the country There is no army or police, and the jihadist threat is ever present

China pans High Court for reopening Tibet inquiry

Former President Hu Jintao investigated for alleged human rights abuses during his time as Communist chief in disputed territory

OPINION

Not like this

Europe’s xenophobic parties are no longer seen as extremists, but as political alternatives

UNIVERSITY LIFE

Give us back your grant

The government is demanding failing students return state financial aid

Fifty years later, Spain’s Thalidomide victims still await justice

Victims association spokesman says drug was still being sold after 1961

EURO ZONE

Brussels sees Spain making a clean exit from bailout program

In political success story scenario, ECB also feels there will be no need to extend rescue loan’s maturity