PP'S INTERNAL PROBLEMS

Conservative think-tank does Aznar’s talking for him

FAES paper on Catalan sovereignty drive stakes out territory PP leader Rajoy should be occupying

EDUCATION

Five regions rebel against Popular Party’s education reform

Commissioners claim Minister Wert’s law is step backward and segregates students

TENNIS

Injured Nadal to decide whether to play in Buenos Aires

Number one’s Australian Open back problem being treated before start of clay-court tour

City Hall’s 200 missing artifacts

Madrid says it will find lost paintings and other objects listed on its municipal inventory But most of the items have not been seen since 2003

LATIN AMERICA

Argentina’s reserves drop after exchange controls relaxed

Fernández de Kirchner asks regional allies to ward off financial crisis

BUSINESS

Galician shipyards win Pemex orders

Contracts to build two floating hotels worth 298 million euros each

BANK STRESS TESTS

Spanish banks drastically cut exposure to sovereign debt

Sector sold 22.4 billion euros in government bonds in December Lenders gearing up for ECB stress tests later this year

AUSTERITY AND WELFARE

Council of Europe slams Spain for denying healthcare to illegal immigrants

Organization's Committee on Social Rights concerned about general slide on basic protection

ECONOMY

Brussels warns of risks to Spain from the crisis in emerging markets

Report says economic recovery “remains fragile” Commission expects bad bank to have posted losses last year

LATIN AMERICA

Cuba pulls off diplomatic coups as host country of CELAC summit

Washington calls on Castro to release activists prevented from protesting at event

Editorials

Storm brewing in the PP

The cold shoulder that some are giving to Rajoy is not as important as the need for leadership

Crisis causes underground economy to flourish in Spain

Study calculates operations were equivalent to almost a quarter of total national output in 2012

OPINION

A metamorphosis

One morning she noticed that she wasn’t praying for the police at the healthcare protests. She wasn’t sure of anything any more. It was all so strange…

HEALTHCARE PRIVATIZATION

New Madrid health chief offers staff olive branch after outsourcing U-turn

Company says it respects regional government's decision to cancel hospital privatization plan Medical workers celebrate scheme's demise

BUSINESS

Mondragón splits in two

Basque cooperative conglomerate is struggling to decide on how to restructure

crime

“We’re from the Civil Guard, we’ve come to get you out of here”

Authorities release video of rescue of kidnapped businessman in Galicia

HEALTHCARE

Dishonorably discharged?

The lack of places at mid-term care centers is blocking up thousands of hospital beds Intermediate treatment facilities need to be improved, say specialists