WINTER OLYMPICS

Spain goes close in Sochi but falls deny first medal

Snowboarder finalist Castellet slips on last jump

SCIENCE

Leading neuroscientist joins Spanish science’s brain drain

Problems are structural, says new head of King’s College Center for Developmental Neurobiology says problem

JUSTICE

Congress approves restrictions on universal jurisdiction doctrine

New legislation curtailing international investigations goes into effect this summer

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuelan currency controls bring newspaper presses to a halt

Maduro threatens to “tighten rules” to stop media coverage of soaring crime

latin america

Mexican journalist’s body found along with other murder victims

Veracruz reporter was taken from his home one week ago

Editorials

An illusion that needs to be dispelled

ETA views moves by Basque premier Urkullu and his party as an opportunity for negotiation

House sales fall for third year in a row

Property purchases hit record low in December

BUSINESS

ONO to proceed to list after shrugging aside Vodafone approach

Spanish cable operator believes stock market flotation would unlock higher value

CANAL IMPASSE

Panama Canal Authority and Sacyr reach “in principle” deal to restart work

The two sides have agreed on a “number of issues” to allow widening project to resume But other matters still pending

PROSTITUTION

Brothel owner acquitted of human trafficking due to lack of evidence

Testimony against Moreno could not be corroborated, judge rules Six other members of allegedly criminal gang also absolved

IMMIGRATION

Full inquiry ordered into Ceuta beach immigrant tragedy

Fourteen sub-Saharans died after rushing border post and ending up trying to swim around

STREET CRIME

Spain bans “dangerous” Latin American street gang Dominican Don’t Play

Supreme Court adds group to other banned criminal organizations

WINTER OLYMPICS

Medal hope Carolina Ruiz fails to finish downhill at Sochi Games

Spanish skier crashes out near the finish as two women share gold in unprecedented Olympic tie

ABORTION DEBATE

Abortion bill minister: Voters “punish” divided parties and those who sow discord

Congress defeats measure to withdraw controversial reform in a 183-to-158 vote

DRUGS IN SPORTS

The antidoping commandant

The Civil Guard who uncovered Puerto blood doping ring is the new head of Spain’s national agency

BANKING SCANDAL

Failed lender CAM wants prison for two of its former executives

Bank's lawyer seeks six to 10 years for ex-director general and oversight committee chief Attorney accuses them of inflating expense accounts and favoring own interests

DISABILITY RIGHTS

How come I can’t vote?

Congress has agreed to lift restrictions on the electoral rights of the mentally disabled Almost 80,000 people have been excluded from the political process

OPINION

Rampaging populism

It is worrying to observe how small an electoral price you have to pay for anti-immigrant talk