Judge orders all former IMF chief Rato’s accounts to be blocked

Ex-Popular Party deputy prime minister denies owning firms in tax havens PP seeks to distance itself from financial crimes probe, calling it a “private affair”

Fake kung fu master: “I killed them in a sudden and unexpected way”

Juan Carlos Aguilar admits to slaying two women in confession read out on first day of trial

Police investigate disappearance of three women in Madrid town

The landlord of the house in Majadahonda where one of the trio lived has been arrested

Latin America

Justice in sight for family of Chilean folksinger slain in 1973

Former officer in Pinochet’s army to stand trial in Florida over Víctor Jara's death

The Venezuelan students abandoned to their fate in Madrid

Restrictions at home have left hundreds of youngsters unable to access foreign currency

Latin America

Cuba to compensate Spanish firms that stayed loyal in “difficult years”

Havana makes pledge to Spain’s top trade official as he leads investors’ delegation


“I trust in the justice system,” says ex-IMF head Rato after arrest

The former government minister was detained last night during the search of his properties He is suspected of committing tax fraud, asset stripping and money laundering offenses

This week’s movie releases

Liam Neeson and Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra team up to ‘Run All Night’ ‘Shaun the Sheep’ serves up a delightful dose of stop-motion slapstick