Girl kidnapped in Madrid park found drugged and bewildered five hours later

Authorities seek to calm public after man took nine-year-old to an apartment in his car

infrastructure

Spain’s roads currently in worst condition since 1985, says new study

Spending of €6.2 billion on repairs is required, but 2014 budget shows more cuts “The state of maintenance is deficient, borderline very deficient,” notes the report.

political corruption

Socialists renew calls for Rajoy to resign following slush fund allegations

PP controlled secret accounts in all of Spain's regions, ex-treasurer Bárcenas tells judge

UNIVERSAL JUSTICE

Eight more drug-trafficking suspects freed by High Court

Case involving hashish smugglers shelved by Judge Bermúdez following government reforms

REGIONAL POLITICS

IU “momentarily” suspends coalition agreement with Socialists in Andalusia

Row over housing for evicted squatters deepens after premier removes works department’s powers

Editorials

A botched reform

New rules of universal justice mean that criminals caught by Spanish authorities will be let off the hook

latin america

Sinaloa Cartel capo agrees to cooperate with US drug authorities

Zambrada Niebla is the son of the powerful drug organization's leader Plea agreement with US Justice Department surprises Mexican officials

BUSINESS

Spanish olive oil bottler Deoleo agrees to sell company to private-equity firm

CVC Capital closes deal with manufacturer of Bertolli and Carbonell at €0.38 a share

Man who invaded TV sets is arrested for issuing bomb threats

Carlos Díez Fernández is obsessed with CIA conspiracy

latin america

Accusations fly during marathon talks between Maduro and opposition

Historic discussions aimed at defusing Venezuela unrest and violence take place in Caracas No agreements reached, but government will meet again with dissenting parties next week

ECONOMY

Statistics office revises March consumer price index drop

Prices declined 0.1% year-on-year, not 0.2% as previously said Figure confirms a return to negative territory for second month for first time since 2010

“The Church has sold us out”

Elderly residents face eviction after Canary Islands diocese does land deal with local businessman

REGIONAL POLITICS

Rift grows in Andalusia’s leftist coalition over relocation of squatter families

Socialist premier follows through on threat to remove IU partner’s power to award public homes