BASKETBALL WORLD CUP

Now Spain is the Dream Team

Host of this year's Basketball World Cup begins the tournament with as big a chance as the USA

LATIN AMERICA

Brazil’s financial sector gets behind presidential hopeful Marina Silva

But agribusiness remains wary of candidate who views environmental issues “like a religion”

LATIN AMERICA

US punishes Mexican sugar producers

Department of Commerce has accused government of unfairly subsidizing sweetener production

SPANISH SOCCER

Xabi Alonso: “I’m not leaving Real Madrid because of a tantrum”

Midfielder explains why is swapping the Bernabéu for Guardiola’s Bayern Munich

Weekend likely to see 4.2m road trips as holidaymakers return home

More than 10,000 patrol officers will be checking for alcohol, drugs and speeding on all main roads

Civil Guards suspected of stealing pro-independence flag in Catalan village

Witness took down license plate after seeing man climb flagpole in the middle of the night

POLITICS

Minister wants to cut number of public figures with immunity from 17,621 to 22

Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón discusses democratic regeneration in wake of high-profile corruption cases

CINEMA

This week’s movie releases

Luis Tosar and director Daniel Monzón follow up ‘Cell 211’ with Gibraltar drug trade drama ‘El niño’

SPANISH FOOD

“I eat all kinds of things – even mice if they are well prepared”

David Muñoz, the star chef behind Madrid’s acclaimed DiverXo, talks life, food and flying pigs