POLITICS

Ruling conservatives mulling grand coalition with Socialists

PP denies that the aim of such a move would be to neutralize new leftist party Podemos

Economic slowdown driving new generation of reforms in Latin America

Experts agree region needs to improve education, transport and the business climate

LATIN AMERICA

Brazil looks to cut spending and control inflation

Dilma Rousseff changes course to confront the most obvious economic challenges

Brothers confess to killing Dutchman missing for four years in Galicia

The two men were members of a family involved in a dispute with Martin Verfondern

GASTRONOMY

The chef who gave up his Michelin star

Julio Biosca asked the guide to withdraw the coveted award it bestowed on his restaurant

SPANISH SOCCER

Police report reveals warnings were issued about Depor soccer hooligans

Authorities denied knowledge that group of ‘ultras’ was planning on traveling to Madrid

ECONOMY

Ranks of unemployed fall by 14,688 people in November

Jobless claims down and Social Security contributors up, confirming “a change in trend”

Famed flamenco doll factory succumbs to Asian competition

Muñecas Marín, which made typically Spanish souvenirs, has been forced to close