Latest news from Spain today Wednesday, January 19
The latest news today, in the best headlines of the day that ABC makes available to all readers. All the news of Wednesday, January 19 with an exhaustive summary that you cannot miss:
‘The Spanish Pablo Escobar of the heroine’, released
Francisco HG, alias ‘Limonero’, has been free since last night. The Provincial Court of Toledo ordered that he be released from prison where the main importer of heroin from Spain, according to the National Police, had been imprisoned since mid-December. It has been confirmed to ABC by one of the lawyers of those investigated and legal sources of all solvency. They were also released last night Amateur A. J., considered the lieutenant of ‘Limonero’, and Rafael A. M., the alleged ‘mail’ of the organization led by Francisco H.
Slaves in the Asian back room: from sleeping in cold rooms to injecting Botox in the basement
the story is creepy: entering one of the many greengrocers run by people of Asian origin and, when opening the cold rooms, finding (instead of apples and bananas) a person sleeping on A carton. And, next to him, another man lying while snoring and waiting for the establishment to open. It is one of the many ‘hells’ that exist behind the back rooms or in the basements of some shops. A modality of the so-called ‘hot beds’ that goes beyond certain Chinese businessmen and has already reached Bengalis and Pakistanis, which are slowly gaining ground in neighborhood retail.
The Provincial Court does not see a crime in which Monedero related Vox to the Nazis
The Sixth Section of the Provincial Court of Madrid does not see a crime in which the co-founder of Podemos Juan Carlos Monedero related the members of Vox to the crimes of Nazism or to the murderers of Medellin and therefore, has confirmed the file of the complaint that the formation of Santiago Abascal presented against him incardinating its manifestations more “unfortunate” comments than hate crimes or slander.
Moncloa vetoes ABC and other critical media in a ‘briefing’ on the distribution of European funds
The Government persists in its strategy of opacity and lack of transparency regarding the media with an editorial line critical of Pedro Sánchez’s management. This Tuesday, January 18, ABC has been excluded from an informative briefing given by several senior government officials on the management of European funds. Media such as Cadena Cope, Onda Cero, El Mundo, La Razón, The Objective, Libertad Digital, the Servimedia Agency or the Colpisa Agency were also not invited to the meeting.
Almeida urges the Zaragoza councilor to admit that he has voluntarily called him “cock face”
The mayor of Madrid, Jose Luis Martinez-Almedia, has replied to the councilor of the municipal group Zaragoza en Común (ZeC) in the Zaragoza City Council, Alberto Cubero, after this used the name “cock face” to refer to him publicly.
The State Attorney abandons the case of the Court of Auditors for diversion of funds for the ‘procés’
The State Attorney’s Office, which represents the central government, has decided to follow in the footsteps of the Generalitat to withdraw from the Court of Accounts (TCu) case for the alleged irregularities committed by the Catalan independence supporters to finance the secessionist ‘procés’ with public funds.
A Chinese mafia earned 5 million buying fraudulent employment contracts from Basque businessmen
A criminal network of Chinese citizens has earned some five million euros by exploiting compatriots. It had two different branches, one based in Bilbao and the other in Zaragoza, and complementary criminal methods. The first was dedicated for a decade to regularize immigrants through the purchase of fraudulent contracts from Basque businessmen and false registrations.