“We counted to three and ran,” say Barcelona school attack students

Pupils recount the panic as a classmate attacked them with a crossbow and knife

Latin America

Latin America: the world’s deadliest spot for environmental activists

Close to 90 of the 116 murders of land defenders that took place in 2014 occurred in region

Latin America

Mexican police capture Juárez drug cartel’s notorious “liquidator”

“El Chuyín” was one of the most-wanted murderers in the Western Hemisphere

High school student kills teacher with crossbow and dagger in Barcelona

Suspect wounded four other people before being detained by police As a minor, the 13-year-old attacker cannot be charged with murder under Spanish law

Tax Agency uncovers alleged wind farm payoff scheme in Castilla y León

Regional officials and businessmen may have received €110 million, say auditors

The premium-rate text-messaging scam worth €5 million

Spanish police bust gang that conned thousands of cellphone users using SMS messages


Bankia will ask court for freeze of former IMF chief Rato’s fortune

Ex-politician facing charges of money laundering, tax fraud and asset stripping

Police widen search to five missing women in Majadahonda case

Neighbors report having heard strange noises after woman disappeared They could have come from an industrial meat grinder located in the suspect’s garage

Handing the homeless a house

A pilot program providing apartments to those on the streets is proving a success