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Fuerteventura News & Information

Father of Ceuta 'suitcase boy' could face three years in jail
Crime/Incidents Sat, Mar 26, 2016

Father of Ceuta 'suitcase boy' could face three...

A FATHER whose eight-year-old son was smuggled into Spain in a suitcase could face up to three years in prison, and the girl who carried him across the border may go to jail for six years. His and his wife's...

Spain thwarts two more DAESH terrorists
Crime/Incidents Thu, Dec 10, 2015

Spain thwarts two more DAESH terrorists

SPANISH police and Intelligence services have managed to stop another two terrorists in their tracks – one of whom is only 19. Interior minister Jorge Fernández Díaz says the two individuals arrested were 'in...

Zoo worker injured after three chimpanzees escape
Animals/Pets Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Zoo worker injured after three chimpanzees escape

THREE chimpanzees escaped from a zoo in Fuerteventura, injuring the owners and putting a staff member in hospital. Two females, Felipa and Cheeta, and one male, King, got out of their cages at the Oasis Park in La...

Suitcase boy 'could be home with his mum by the weekend'
Society Wed, Jun 3, 2015

Suitcase boy 'could be home with his mum by the...

AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD boy smuggled into Spain in a suitcase will soon be living with his family in Fuerteventura thanks to tireless work by his mother's solicitor and overwhelming public support. Adou, who has been...

'Suitcase boy' and his mother meet in emotional reunion at Ceuta children's home
Society Tue, May 19, 2015

'Suitcase boy' and his mother meet in emotional...

AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD African boy smuggled into Spain in a suitcase has been reunited with his mother when she travelled to Ceuta to appear in court. Little Adou – whom some sources say is called Abou – was carried over...

Petition for suitcase boy's dad's release: "He did not know his son was being brought here in those conditions"
Crime/Incidents Mon, May 18, 2015

Petition for suitcase boy's dad's release: "He...

AN ONLINE petition calling for the release of an Ivory Coast national in the Canary Islands jailed for 'human trafficking' after his son was smuggled into Spain in a suitcase has gone viral. The page on change...

Air Rescue Service crew members missing after helicopter crashes into sea near Fuerteventura
Crime/Incidents Thu, Mar 20, 2014

Air Rescue Service crew members missing after helicopter...

FOUR members of the Spanish Air Force are missing after their helicopter crashed into the sea off the island of Fuerteventura last night (Wednesday) at around 22.55hrs. One of the five crew has been rescued alive so far...

Canary Island cat turns up in garage in Scotland
Animals/Pets Mon, Feb 3, 2014

Canary Island cat turns up in garage in Scotland

A CAT from the Canary Islands turned up in a garage in Aberdeenshire, Scotland recently – and as yet, nobody knows how she got there. Juanita, a tabby female was discovered by Rosy Long in her garage in the town of...

Ridley Scott films 'Exodus' in Fuerteventura as 'The Counselor', shot on Monte Pego, premières in Spain
Entertainment Tue, Nov 26, 2013

Ridley Scott films 'Exodus' in Fuerteventura as...

BRITISH film director Ridley Scott is shooting his next production, on the Canarian island of Fuerteventura. A crew of around 400 technicians, most of whom have just flown or sailed over from Almería with props...

Rapper fined €360 for royal insult
Politics Thu, Nov 8, 2007

Rapper fined €360 for royal insult

Moíses Rivas Leyva was fined a total of €1,440 euros for insulting the Spanish royal family and the Guardia Civil during a concert on Fuerteventura in 2005. At a concert in Puerto del Rosario, Leyva, who sings with...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 24, 2007

31 illegals escape from Canaries internment centre

It was announced today that 31 north African illegal immigrants being held at an Immigrant Internment Centre (CIE) in Fuertventura escaped last Tuesday evening. 17 have since been captured and returned to the camp...

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