Spain's National Police were feared under dictator Francisco Franco. Now one man is harnessing Twitter to win followers, friends and citizen help in catching criminals. And he's proud to have amassed more followers than the FBI.
Two successive earthquakes struck southern Spain Wednesday, toppling buildings in the town of Lorca. At least four people are confirmed dead. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Madrid.
Who hasn't seen it? Or, stepped in it. Officials all over the world combat this problem. With fines, with signs. But in tiny Brunete, a village outside Madrid, nothing worked. So they took drastic measures.
Spain has seen tens of thousands of acres of forests burned by fires this summer -- a problem made worse by the lack of rain and budget cuts that have cut into the resources the country can afford to put toward fire prevention and suppression.