This week’s movie releases

Epic drama 'Pompeii' sees digital lava wreak digital destruction on the ancient Roman city Japanese animation genius Hayao Miyazaki says goodbye with 'The Wind Rises'


Hollywood takes note as Spanish-language movie storms US box office

‘Instructions Not Included’ becomes first Latino film to break $40-million mark

civil unrest

Amnesty International reports “abuse” in sanctions against street protestors

Fines are already acting as a deterrent against further demonstrations, says human rights group

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Michoacán’s murder rate soars despite government’s security actions

Mexico's national homicide rate has dropped but kidnappings are on the rise


The ‘art’ of limiting freedom of information

WikiLeaks is not a threat, it is a media outlet exercising a fundamental right


FBI seeks victims of suspected sex predator who taught in Madrid

William Vahey committed suicide after officials in Nicaragua discovered images of young boys

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Brazil struggles with growing security problem ahead of World Cup kickoff

Violence and unrest on the rise as 'favela' residents complain of police abuses

Banks save over €40 billion in capital thanks to government decree

New estimate is 35 percent higher than economy minister’s original forecast


Fake priest who broke into Bárcenas’s home given a 22-year jail sentence

Man held the wife and son of the former PP treasurer captive for one hour last December

Master sweet maker was producing drug-laced confectionery on the side

Marijuana and magic mushrooms were among the ingredients used Police arrest seven in Valencia and Alicante in coordinated narcotics bust

11-m attacks

Interior Ministry to sanction ex-police chief over 11-M comments to EL PAÍS

Telesforo Rubio stressed lack of evidence pointing to ETA involvement in 2004 Madrid bombings


Spanish economy grew 0.4 percent in first quarter of 2014, says central bank

Consumer spending and business investment both up, while exports continue to boost GDP