SOCCER

FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell stands down over embezzlement claim

Move comes after judge rules there are grounds to investigate embezzlement claims

Spain acts to protect ham legacy

Under new law, pure-breed ‘bellota’ pigs must be listed to be classified as ‘pata negra’

PUBLIC FINANCES

Portugal comfortably meets 2013 deficit reduction goal

Shortfall came in better than targeted at 5 percent of GDP

crime

Swiss fugitive kills 10-month-old son and attempts suicide after arrest

Katharina Katit-Stäheli was detained in Alicante after international warrant was issued

OPINION

Wretched of the earth

The Chinese Communist Party's "happy few" have become bilionaires of the capitalist elite

Editorials

Corruption in China

The Chinaleaks papers reveal a tangled web of irregularities flourishing under the regime

LATIN AMERICA

Argentinean president reappears in public after a month’s absence

Fernández de Kirchner attacks her critics for speculating about her health

Sacyr consortium gives itself until start of next month to find solution to Panama Canal impasse

Parties agree protocol for negotiations over costs overruns

This week’s movie releases

Spike Lee remakes South Korean classic Oldboy Jaume Collet-Serra presents Spain-made English-language thriller Mindscape

Filmmaker Jaime de Armiñán receives honorary Goya Award

This year’s nominees applaud 86-year-old at pre-gala gathering

Desperately seeking Clooney

Hollywood star leads reporters a merry dance in Valencia as he shoots new film

Spanish car production rises last year for first time since 2010

Output rose by 9.3 percent last year to 2.16 million units

OBITUARY

Veteran war reporter dies aged 72

Manu Leguineche passed on the secrets of his trade to hundreds of other journalists

BUSINESS

Santander reaps 740 million euros from IPO of US unit

Spanish bank sold four percent of Santander Consumer USA Price of the offer was fixed at 24 dollars

Judge rejects ex-bullfighter’s request for bail until DUI charges are resolved

Ortega Cano was convicted for a traffic accident in May 2011 that claimed a man’s life

LATIN AMERICA

Texas executes a Mexican national despite international pressure

Residents of Miacatlán hoped until the last minute that clemency would be granted

art

Portugal to sell off its Mirós

The Lisbon government has kicked up a storm with decision to auction off 85 works by painter The collection came into state hands after the nationalization of a failed bank

HIGHER EDUCATION

Red tape sees Spanish engineers undervalued abroad

Degree mix-up due to Bologna framework hinders qualified nationals’ prospects

OPINION

20 years of free trade

The NAFTA era has seen Mexico become a representative democracy with a functional middle class and a more liberal society

LABOR

Economy shed jobs for sixth year in a row in 2013

Unemployment as a percentage of the population rises as thousands exit the labor market

ECONOMIC CRISIS

Olli Rehn: “It will take 10 years to fix the Spanish crisis”

EU economic commissioner denies he is an austerity hawk “In the North, it’s the opposite; I’m considered too soft”