ECONOMY

Spain will grow “close to one percent” in 2014, says economy minister

De Guindos claims measures yet to be unveiled will lead country to situation of net job creation

NEYMAR CASE

Barcelona goes on the attack against old enemy Real

New president Bartomeu claims Madrid club plot is behind Neymar corruption case

HEALTHCARE PRIVATIZATION

“We have demonstrated that the public model is the cheapest”

Doctors associations celebrate Madrid’s withdrawal of hospital outsourcing plans

LATIN AMERICA

Mexican government begins process of legalizing vigilante groups

Self-defense forces will be allowed to take part in rural security operations

PP'S INTERNAL PROBLEMS

Aznar deepens PP split by snubbing party conference

Former PM blames international commitments as divide widens over ETA policies

Spanish far-right leader Blas Piñar dies at age of 95

Fuerza Nueva politician styled himself as the successor to Franco but failed to rise from obscurity

LATIN AMERICA

Cuba jumps back into the regional diplomatic realm

Havana hosts 31 Latin American and Caribbean leaders for CELAC summit

BANKING SECTOR

Unicaja poised to close deal to purchase Caja España-Duero

Operation expected to involve 400 million euros from the Orderly Bank Restructuring Fund

TENNIS

Carlos Moyá: Germany is favorite to win Davis Cup tie

Spain captain picks makeshift team with Nadal, Ferrer and doubles specialist López all absent

CUISINE

Rock stars and turnips at food summit

Madrid Fusión goes back to basics with focus on natural vegetable ingredients For some, the event is still too much about pressing the flesh

Editorials

Healthcare system survives an assault

The privatization process in Madrid was a serious threat to an essential public service

UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION

“This reform is the work of a subservient government”

Family of TV cameraman killed in Iraq outraged by plan for universal justice cases

THEATER

Singing cowboys on the Madrid stage

The opera of 'Brokeback Mountain' receives its world premiere at the Teatro Real

OBITUARY

A poet beloved by his countrymen

Cervantes Prize winner José Emilio Pacheco dies in Mexico City at 74

THE WAR IN SYRIA

The martyr who changed his mind

Sadik Mohamed left Ceuta to fight in Syria, where he was trained by Al Qaeda He decided to return to Spain when he realized he was to be used in a suicide mission

opinion

Text me in five miles

With a message on a sign, the state is exhorting you not to despair, telling you that your message can wait a few minutes