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Spain Papers Review - Monday December 22 2014 


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The winning number in the Christmas ‘Gordo’ Lottery is 13,437 more
It was one of the slowest numbers ever to appear and amounts to four million € per ticket per series, which reduces to 400,000 € when the usual tenth of ticket is purchased, then this year the tax man takes his share, despite the Treasury benefitting greatly from the draw, taking the winning decimo to 320,000 €.
The Infanta Cristina, to go on the accused bench for collaborating with her husband’s fraud more
Judge Castro decided to keep her accused at the opening of the oral case, and wants her to pay 2.6 million € for pecuniary responsibility.
Spain Papers Review - Monday December 22 2014 more
Infanta Cristina faces charges of tax evasion, consulting a Jihadist website will be a criminal offence, and Podemos in Cataluña.
Eight companies to refloat an airport more
The Granada airport is contacting these eight companies to increase the number of international destinations
The decomposition of cocaine has increased by 28% in a year more
The mafias from Eastern Europe have joined the ‘business’.
The Interior Ministry has sanctioned the wife of Luis Bárcenas for insulting prison officers more
Rosalia Iglesias has been given a month prohibition on visiting her husband in the Soto del Real jail in Madrid
A total of seven ‘pateras’ immigrant boats were found in Spanish waters over the weekend. more
In the first boat 12 young men from Algeria were rescued four nautical miles from Carboneras (Almería) with one suffering from hypothermia, and the second was found seven nautical miles from La Rábita (Granada) with 28 male Moroccans who were reported to be in good health.
Spain On This Day - December 22 more
Saint’s Day for Honorato, Queremón, Demetrio, Flaviano and Zenón
Most of the 70 or so Spaniards recruited by the Jihad say they feel deceived on their arrival in Syria, Iraq or Mali. more
The security forces have detected the majority of the Spaniards have translated that sentiment to their friends and some want to return home.
The judges are upset about the comments made by the prosecutor in the ‘Nóos Case’ which involves the Infanta Cristina. more
The magistrates lament that Pedro Horrach had transferred to the media debates and subjects which should be ascertained in the court, and especially that he adds commentaries and conclusions. He said publically before the case he thought the Infanta was innocent when he’s the prosecutor.
Spain Papers Review - Sunday December 21 2014 more
The election approaches and Rajoy thinks he can win, more debate on Cuba, and the lives after a win in the ‘gordo’ lottery – the Christmas lottery is drawn tomorrow.
A Guardia Civil, based in Nerja has died in a motorbike accident. more
47 year old Jesús Villena Jiménez, resident in El Morche and married with two sons aged 19 and 17, came off his bike at the 288 kilometre point of the old N340 at Calaciete on the border between Nerja and Torrox.
Daniel Pérez Berlanga, the man who crashed his car into the PP headquarters has been sent to prison without bail. more
The judge, Rosa María Freire Pérez, considered the detained was responsible for the crimes of causing havoc, illegal possession of explosive and causing damage.
Spain On This Day - December 21 more
Saint’s Day for Pedro Canisio, Glicerio, Festo and Tomás
Thousands of people have been demonstrating across the country against the ‘gagging law’ more
Demonstrations were seen in thirty cities, including Madrid and Barcelona, calling for the removal of the draft Organic Law for the Protection and Security of the Citizens.



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The Infanta Cristina, to go on the accused bench for collaborating with her husband’s fraud
Posted in: National - Dec 22, 2014 - 1:11:30 PM
The judge José Castro this morning decreed the opening of the oral part of the Iñaki Urdangarin case, and has decided that the King’s sister, the Infanta Cristina de Borbón, should sit on the accused bench in the court where she is accused as the necessary collaborator in the tax evasion of her husband.

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Iñaki Urdangarin and the Infanta Cristina - Archive photo


Eight companies to refloat an airport
Posted in: Granada - Dec 22, 2014 - 8:23:35 AM
Last Friday the Ideal paper in Granada, published the AENA (Spanish Airports Authority) had decided to lower the landing charges at the Federíco García Lorca (Granada –Jaén) airport in an effort to expand services and they are going to contact two British, one Spanish, one Italian, two German, one Turkish and one French.

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Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén airport - Archive photo


The decomposition of cocaine has increased by 28% in a year
Posted in: National - Dec 22, 2014 - 7:47:32 AM
26,701 kilos of cocaine, 1.902 billion street market value in 2013; cocaine trafficking has increased over the past two years with the 2013 number of decompositions up by 28.6% with respect to 2012.

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Photo - National Police


The Interior Ministry has sanctioned the wife of Luis Bárcenas for insulting prison officers
Posted in: National
Dec 22, 2014 - 7:07:23 AM

It happened last month when she arrived 20 minutes late, and was told by the prison officers she would have to wait for security reasons, to which she said ‘this is a punishment’ for being the wife of Luis Bárcenas.
‘Well, this is not going to end here, you know? You have no idea who you are dealing with’.

A total of seven ‘pateras’ immigrant boats were found in Spanish waters over the weekend.
Posted in: Costa Blanca Costa Tropical Costa Almería Costa Cálida
Dec 22, 2014 - 6:19:26 AM

The first boat was found just before 10pm on Friday night by the Coastguard vessel ‘Salvamar Algenib’ and the second was located by the Guardia Civil and then the Coastguard vessel ‘Salvamar Hamal’ went to rescue the travellers.

Spain On This Day - December 22
Posted in: History
Dec 22, 2014 - 5:44:10 AM

1248: Ferdinand III enters Seville in the reconquest of Andalucía.

Most of the 70 or so Spaniards recruited by the Jihad say they feel deceived on their arrival in Syria, Iraq or Mali.
Posted in: National
Dec 21, 2014 - 6:20:55 PM

About 30% of those who go there arrive with the idea of forming part of the new society under the precepts of Islam, but when they return they face being closely watched, and those who have experienced and discovered military activities will be sent to prison.

The judges are upset about the comments made by the prosecutor in the ‘Nóos Case’ which involves the Infanta Cristina.
Posted in: Mallorca
Dec 21, 2014 - 1:01:19 PM

Pedro Horrach has responded ‘I am ever more convinced that my position in relation to doña Cristina is ‘objective’. ‘I would have had no problem in accusing the Infanta if there were indications of crime’.

A Guardia Civil, based in Nerja has died in a motorbike accident.
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Dec 21, 2014 - 8:20:24 AM

Sources at the DGT traffic department said the accident happened at 3am on Saturday and his own Yamaha 250 cc left the road for reasons unknown and the driver hit a metal wall placed on the roadside.

Daniel Pérez Berlanga, the man who crashed his car into the PP headquarters has been sent to prison without bail.
Posted in: National
Dec 21, 2014 - 7:46:33 AM

He was put at the disposition of the duty court in Plaza de la Castilla after the National Court declined jurisdiction as it considered the event to not be terrorist related.

Spain On This Day - December 21
Posted in: History
Dec 21, 2014 - 7:16:34 AM

1959: the President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, visits General Francisco Franco in Madrid.

Thousands of people have been demonstrating across the country against the ‘gagging law’
Posted in: National
Dec 20, 2014 - 7:09:55 PM

The demonstrators think this law even attacks items in the Constitution, such as the freedom to meet and the freedom of expression.

The prosecutor has accused Francisco Camps of continued embezzlement
Posted in: Valencia
Dec 20, 2014 - 2:24:18 PM

The anti-corruption prosecutor believes the company which organised the race; Valmor Sports S.L. was set up as a shell company which acted without the knowledge of the Valencian Parliament, and then later it assumed all of the debt, and the person who created this company was the then President of the Valencia Regional Government Generalitat, Francisco Camps.

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