THE POLITICS OF NATIONALISM

Socialists’ unity questioned under strain of Catalan separatist pressure

Former party number two calls for split after PSC breaks ranks by abstaining from Congress vote against right to decide

Editorials

Silent killer strikes again

Another accident caused by firedamp gas hits the ailing Spanish coal-mining industry

Congress discovers eight more bullet holes from 1981 coup

Restoration work had hidden some of the scars from Spanish democracy’s longest night

TERRORISM AND THE LAW

ETA killer’s lawyers to pursue compensation in High Court

Strasbourg awarded Inés del Río 30,000 euros in damages under Human Rights Convention

LATIN AMERICA

Mexican manufacturers’ benefits will be eliminated under tax reform code

Border businessmen threaten to close shop if taxes are raised

economy

INE figures confirm an end to the recession

Advance data backs Bank of Spain's announcement of return to growth

ECONOMY

CPI estimates show negative rate for first time since 2009

Prices fell in October, but deflation not yet an issue for the Spanish economy

BUSINESS

Mercadona CEO takes second spot on Spanish rich list

Inditex founder Amancio Ortega retains top place

LATIN AMERICA

Clarín may take ruling on Fernández’s media law to international courts

Argentinean justices side with government on divesting of broadcast licenses

EXPLOITATION OF ANIMALS

Killers, but only in captivity

The deaths of orca trainers in the US and Spain two months apart are examined in a new documentary

ARTS

Theater and live music in freefall

Dance is worst hit, says industry report, with no respite in sight

economy

Public deficit to August reaches 4.8 percent of GDP

Spain is trying to meet its goal of 6.5 percent, as agreed with Brussels by the government

investment

Spain: suddenly back in the money

The markets, demonized for dragging the country to the brink of disaster, are providing new capital

opinion

Penalty

The Parot doctrine effectively made parole discretional, and was aimed, reasonably enough, at plugging a loophole that permitted these situations

HISTORICAL MEMORY

Socialists call for debate on exhumation of Franco's remains

Former dictator currently buried at controversial Valley of the Fallen monument

CYBER-ESPIONAGE SCANDAL

Foreign minister still waiting for explanations from Washington

Margallo says government will take "concrete measures" once informed about US spying