LATIN AMERICA

Chilean election set to mark low for conservatives

Bachelet expected to win the presidency for the second time

CNI intelligence chief answers to Congress over NSA spying operations

General Sanz Roldán says he is “99.9- percent sure” Rajoy was not wiretapped by US espionage agency

Editorials

A rash and foolish move

The government and the PP force Minister Wert to withdraw his cutback on Erasmus grants

Spain’s most active graffiti artist arrested

David S. E., known as "LOSE," is considered a leader by other practitioners

RTVV CLOSURE

RTVV director resigns and accuses Valencia PP of lying over closure

Public broadcaster dedicates on-air schedule to direct attacks against regional government of premier Fabra

BANKING SECTOR

A further 21 billion euros in doubtful loans surface after reclassification

New criteria applied to refinanced loans show that only about a quarter are serviced on time

Granada moves to protect seven key Lorca sites

Work also restarted on center devoted to distinguished poet

TENNIS

Nadal sees off Wawrinka to retain number-one spot until 2014

Spaniard beats Swiss 7-6, 7-6 at World Tour Finals in London

BANKING SECTOR

Economy minister gets his way as banking lobby’s choice turns top job down

Former Bank of Spain official opts not to become AEB chief as it would be counterproductive to go over De Guindos’ head

MEDIA IN CRISIS

Valencia regional television closure “not negotiable,” says PP premier Fabra

Court order to reinstate 1,000 workers leads to closure of RTVV Madrid PP leader suggests similar action may occur at Telemadrid

historical memory

A 77-year wait to lay the past to rest

The families of 129 people executed during the Civil War finally say goodbye But DNA identification was impossible due to government's funding squeeze

CULTURE

Stolen Spanish sentiment

Academics scrutinize the concept of nationhood, from its origins to disfigurement under Franco

BANKING

High Court judge orders arrest of former CAM savings bank directors

Managers allegedly committed series of irregularities in management of failed lender

surrogacy

The prospective parents in search of a law

Legislation prohibits Spaniards with fertility issues from using a surrogate. Couples are using services in the US, but even then there are legal obstacles to overcome

opinion

What we owe

Our huge debts and the extraordinary level of unemployment in Spain distinguish us from our neighbors, and make us "special"