LATIN AMERICA

Venezuelan students vow to hit the streets to protest the ongoing violence

Situation remains tense following the shooting death of a 14-year-old by police at a rally

ECONOMY

Spanish house prices last year rose for first time since 2008

Government figures show a national 0.5% hike in value of free-market homes

Former PM’s visit to Havana “extremely disloyal,” says minister

Foreign affairs chief criticizes José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero over Raúl Castro meeting

Doulas defend their profession

Providers of support to pregnant women uphold their work in wake of harsh nurses’ report

Latin America

Diego Lagomarsino: “I don’t know why my prints aren’t on that gun”

The IT expert who loaned Argentinean prosecutor Alberto Nisman his pistol talks to EL PAÍS

Madrid government paid judges €27,000 to attend four meetings

Magistrates and court clerks allegedly demanded bonuses for consulting on IT project

ECONOMY

Consumer spending fueling Spain’s economic upsurge

National Statistics Office confirms GDP grew 1.4% last year with 0.7% rise in fourth quarter

Spanish television’s clap trap

The cash TV firms pay to studio audiences has become a way for some to make ends meet Crisis-hit pensioners, foreigners and the jobless typically earn around €10 for 10-hour days

HUMAN RIGHTS

Amnesty International puts spotlight on Spanish immigration policy

Annual study notes reports of excessive force and unlawful expulsions in Ceuta and Melilla