Decline of automobile sector in Mercosur puts thousands of jobs in peril

Drops in sales in Brazil and Argentina force factories to furlough and retire workers Buenos Aires and Brasilia to hold talks on Tuesday on auto industry

Opera singer Montserrat Caballé under scrutiny for tax evasion

Spain’s most famous soprano allegedly failed to pay €500,000 in income tax in 2010

SOCCER

“You were our hero”

Tito Vilanova's children provide most emotional moments at funeral Mass for ex-Barça coach Players, ex-club presidents and politicians come together to pay their respects

LATIN AMERICA

Santos’ lead shrinking ahead of Colombian elections, polls show

Support for main rivals to incumbent president on the rise as peace process drags

EUROPEAN ELECTIONS

Aznar rejects PP’s belated offer to join European campaign run

Party announces “two major rallies” with former PM after he complained about being left out

Three years after Lorca earthquake, the wait continues amid the ruins

Less than five percent of those who lost their homes have been re-housed

POLITICS

Judge rules against ex-PM in EL PAÍS defamation case over illegal payments

Ruling states that PP, in breach of law, paid Aznar on at least three occasions while in office

21 arrested for online hate speech

Police targeted individuals who called for new terrorist attacks and laughed at victims’ disabilities More detentions expected in large-scale operation

UNIVERSAL JUSTICE

High Court confirms drug traffickers must be freed under government reforms

13-to-3 vote supports judges’ decisions to let suspects go earlier this month

ECONOMY

Spanish labor market continued to shed jobs in first quarter of 2014

The jobless rate in March reached 25.93%, 0.2% higher than at the end of 2013 Households where all members are out of a job rose by 53,100 in the first three months of the year