Santos announces re-election bid to conclude peace process

The Colombian president urges all parties to settle disputes that have flared up around FARC negotiations

“I always cry, whatever it is I’m doing”

In just a few years, actress Inma Cuesta has become a talisman for Spanish cinema

Editorials

Lower quality of democracy

Electoral changes in Castilla-La Mancha would render the system less representative and plural

This week’s movie releases

The Hunger Games trilogy continues with Catching Fire Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline unite in Last Vegas

“Robin Hood” mayor sentenced to seven months in prison

Sánchez Gordillo found guilty of trespass and civil disobedience

Opposition leaders call for protest against Maduro's Enabling Law

The Venezuelan president announces plans to use new decree powers to approve the first two laws this Thursday

LEGISLATURE'S HALFWAY POINT

Rajoy mulls strike law reform to guarantee minimum services

PM says Popular party has “made mistakes” in handling of Bárcenas corruption affair Conservative leader defends reforms and says education minister “has complied with electoral program”

LEGISLATURE'S HALFWAY POINT

Government is aiming to cut personal income tax, says Rajoy

PM rules out more major fiscal adjustments

ART

Painting in Transition

Five post-Franco artists in search of a strategy

BUSINESS

Cemex probe creates storm at Tax Agency

An inspector handling the audit of the giant cement maker was sacked on the spot last week The firing prompted the resignation of her boss

HEALTH OF THE KING
crime

Mystery surrounds contamination of evidence in Asunta investigation

Semen found on youngster’s clothing was traced to a suspected rapist in Madrid

PHOTOGRAPHY

Epic cinema seen through the camera lens

An exhibition in Madrid is showing the work of photographer Mary Ellen Mark Federico Fellini, Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson are among her subjects

Government improves offer in pension reform

Annual appreciation in times of bonanza could be raised to 0.5 percent plus inflation

OPINION

Spaniards and roots

I am surprised at how we combine a habitual disgruntled attitude to our country, and unbearable homesickness when we're somewhere else

LEGISLATURE’S HALFWAY POINT

Rajoy promises better times ahead after two years of pain

Government is pinning its hopes for re-election on tax reform