MEDIA

Pedro J. Ramírez will no longer head ‘El Mundo’ daily

Controversial editor to step aside from top job at newspaper he co-founded 25 years ago

HERITAGE

Trampling the holy path

Italian writer says Santiago pilgrimage route needs protection from mass tourism

EMIGRATION

Is the crisis fueling an exodus?

Studies are trying to pinpoint just how many people are leaving Spain due to rampant unemployment

ABORTION DEBATE

Justice Minister says PM supports controversial abortion reform

Bishops also rally to Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón's overhaul of 2010 law

ROYAL SCANDAL

Police recommend Princess Cristina should arrive at courthouse by car

Final decision over royal's Nóos case testimony to be decided by senior judge

LATIN AMERICA

“I warned Mexico that citizens would take up arms”

Colombian General Óscar Naranjo completes his duties as special security advisor in Mexico

ECONOMY

Recovery in Spain picks up pace at the end of 2013

GDP grew a quarterly 0.3 percent in the last quarter

EDUCATION CUTS

Only highest-achieving students to receive government Erasmus grants

Applicants will need top grades and more advanced language skills Otherwise they will miss out on one of the Education Ministry’s 10,000 study payments

Madrid, frame by frame

A group of French students is analyzing the changing capital through the movies

This week’s movie releases

David O. Russell plays it fast and loose in the multi-Oscar-nominated American Hustle Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson go Saving Mr Banks

SPORT

Racing players remain firm on King’s Cup clash boycott

“It’s the only option left,” says one club captain over unpaid wages

Editorials

Gradual withdrawal

As his legacy, Bernanke is leaving behind the phasing-out of monetary stimulus measures in 2014

LATIN AMERICA

CELAC summit closes in Havana with battle cry against poverty in region

Two-day gathering of 31 leaders seen as a diplomatic coup for Cuba

INTERVIEW

“The Dakar is made for suffering, whether you’re a man or a woman”

Motorcycle racer Laia Sanz discusses the challenges of the world's toughest rally

CORRUPTION

Fifteen years in the courts, but embezzling ex-Barça chief will walk free

Top court upholds convictions of Núñez and tax inspectors but reduces prison sentences

Collapse of swing set kills schoolgirl in public play park

Eleven-year-old could not be revived by ambulance crew after incident in Madrid neighborhood

The new face of the Bernabéu

Real Madrid chooses German studio GMP Architekten to remodel its stadium Project beat out bids from prestigious architects such as Norman Foster and Herzog & de Meuron

HEALTHCARE PRIVATIZATION

Cost of failed Madrid healthcare outsourcing plan remains uncertain

Region will avoid paying 280 million euros compensation as it did not sign contracts

FINANCIAL SECTOR

Santander’s net profits nearly doubled in 2013

Almost half of Spanish banking giant’s earnings came from its business in Latin America