THE CATALAN QUESTION

Catalan Socialist resigns seat ahead of referendum vote

At least three PSC deputies expected to rebel against party orders to oppose petition

LIVE MUSIC

Double Kross

After a disastrous last trip, US rock band gets to play two Madrid dates this time

FINANCIAL MARKETS

Bourses rise as investors factor in expectations of stronger recovery

Spain may revise upward its 2014 GDP forecast

ECONOMY

Inflation in Spain ends last year at lowest level since 1961

Annual rise in consumer price index was only 0.3 percent

ABORTION DEBATE

Extremadura PP urges government to shelve abortion reform

Eurodeputies open new front in Brussels in united rejection of “human rights violation”

TOURISM

Leading lobby forecasts tripled growth in Spanish tourist industry this year

Sector GDP expected to rise by 1.8 percent in 2014

OBITUARY
LATIN AMERICA

Mexican troops retake Michoacán towns from vigilantes

Government meets with self-defense forces in bid to quell violence in the state

ENERGY SECTOR

Spain breezes into record books as wind power becomes main source of energy

Sector covered 20.9 percent of total demand last year followed by country’s nuclear plants, which met 20.8 percent

LATIN AMERICA

Argentinean president’s silence prompts rumors about her health

Fernández de Kirchner has not given a speech in 36 days

BANK RESTRUCTURING

Government may sell 10 percent of Bankia in the next few months

Bank’s share price has risen over 80 percent in the past three months

Editorials

Success for Rajoy in Washington

Spain has ceased to worry American leaders as it did during the depths of the crisis

OBITUARY

Juan Gelman, Argentinean poet of love and pain, dies aged 83

The writer won unanimous recognition in the world of Spanish letters

royal scandal

Anticorruption prosecutor attacks Nóos judge for “conspiracy theories”

Pedro Horrach demands more evidence before Princess Cristina declares in court as official suspect

PRIME MINISTER'S US VISIT

Economy is “changing cycle,” Rajoy tells US Chamber of Commerce

Labor reforms are government's biggest achievement, PM explains

effects of austerity

Stem cell guru walks out on Spanish science

Juan Carlos Izpisúa is leaving the Barcelona Regenerative Medicine Center due to a lack of support The biochemist has earned numerous awards for his research into organ and tissue development

ADOPTION

“Your real parents abandoned you”

The majority of children adopted from overseas suffer racism Most find they have to come to terms with who they are and where they come from alone

OPINION

All’s well

The EU has kicked off 2014 with an unhappy concatenation of practical jokes