Posts Tagged ‘ identity ’

The Day The Dominicans Fought The Police

November 9, 2012
Foto: Wolfgang Baumann

Enrique Figueredo penned an article in a recent La Vanguardia, which told a torrid tale… A street battle between youths of Dominican origin and the local police, in the environs of Barcelona’s Pou de la Figuera and Mercat de Santa Caterina. Since the article above was written, a noticeable peace has descended in the district –...

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Al Qaeda Use Passports Stolen in Barcelona

October 22, 2012
Foto: Iglesias Pilarin

The publication El Periódico ran a piece on Friday October 19th revealing that passports stolen from tourists in Barcelona are being used by Al Qaeda. Passports stolen here are sold by street thieves to a Barcelona-based group specialising in the sourcing and supply of international identity documents. The group was recently broken-up by Spanish police,...

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Fake Police Rob Tourist of €855, They’re Arrested. What Happens Next?

May 14, 2012
Foto: Oliver Miranda

Catalan daily publication Ara had a story yesterday (May 13, 2012) about a trio of Romanians posing as police and robbing tourists in Barcelona. They were dressed in blue jackets, caps and had walkie-talkies, which they used to speak with a pretend control room. Of the three, only two dressed as police. The third...

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