The “Wikipedia narco” gets 15 years for smuggling cocaine into Spain

Alicante court finds notorious dealer Brian Charrington – alleged to update his entry on the online encyclopedia – guilty of shipping 192 kilos of drugs from South America

Latin America

Found: Missing Spanish teen held by a sect in the Amazon rainforest

Peruvian police have detained the head of a cult accused of holding three women hostage


From PM to pushing papers: the new life of Spain’s Mariano Rajoy

Reporters tracked the former politician’s first day back on the job as a property registrar in Alicante province


Former PM Mariano Rajoy goes back to his old job as property registrar

After leading the country for seven years, the former politician has returned to the civil service position that has been held open for him since 1989

Social media

YouTube prankster faces €500k civil bond for video in which he was slapped

Spaniard Sergio Soler is being sued by a delivery man who was secretly recorded in a viral gag that went wrong


The Spanish government employee who worked 18 months in 15 years

To all the sick leaves he added the vacation time attached to his position, in an endless spiral that appears to be perfectly legal


Son-in-law arrested for murder of Alicante banker’s widow

The victim, shot in December, was married to Vicente Sala, former head of Spain’s CAM savings bank


Flooding claims two lives as heavy rain hits southeastern Spain

Victims die after being swept away by high water as wild weather continues to take toll