GÜRTEL CASE

At Gürtel trial, former PP treasurer admits party had secret accounts

Luis Bárcenas answers questions about Spain’s biggest graft scandal, which affects ruling conservatives

drug trafficking

Spain to extradite suspected Mexican drug lord to US

Juan Manuel Muñoz Luévano allegedly has links to the powerful Zetas cartel

Uprising at Alcacuz prison

Latest Brazil prison riot leaves at least 30 dead

Shock troops retake control of facility in country’s northeast after deadly 14-hour uprising

MURDER OF ECOLOGIST

Eighth arrest made in hunt for killer of environmentalist Berta Cáceres

Honduran activist is thought to have been murdered over her campaign against a dam project

WEATHER

Spared until now, Spain prepares to be engulfed by European cold snap

Weather alerts in 22 provinces for low temperatures, snow, wind, dangerous seas and even avalanches

INTERNATIONAL AID

Spanish aid worker freed in Afghanistan after month-long ordeal

Small-time criminal gang behind the kidnapping, says Afghan government

SPANISH POLITICS

A nominee emerges in battle to head Spain’s leaderless Socialists

Former Basque premier Patxi López is first official candidate as PSOE seeks new secretary general

BUSINESS

Spain shows a red card to blue wine

Basque startup Gïk told that its eye-catching beverage cannot be marketed as “vino”