Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Spanish scientists identify how HIV virus enters immune system; Spanish university staff join Catalan protest against rise in course fees - some faculties are planning an indefinite strike to start from May 3rd; FC Barcelona trainer Pep Guardiola says that he is planning to meet with club president Sandro Rosell to discuss the renewal of his contract, adding that "it's about time".
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
FC Barcelona knocked out of Champions League contest by Chelsea, who won 3-2 on aggregate despite playing with 10 men for half of last night's match; The interior department of the Generalitat launches webpage for members of public to denounce those behind violent disturbances during March 29th's general strike; Spain's budget deficit in the first third of this year was 1.85 percent, compared to 1.06 percent for the same period in 2011.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Generalitat criticises "deception" of Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy, saying that his 2012 budget undermines efforts in Catalunya to make savings; Number of mortgages issued three times less than in the property boom period - February saw just 4,314 loans agreed.