Spain Papers Review - Sunday January 22 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Jan 22, 2017 - 9:17 AM

El País has an exclusive interview with Pope Francis and headlines a quote, ‘When danger comes in times of crisis we search for a saviour’ – ‘I am not a saint. I am not a revolution, I try to ensure the Evangelical continues forward’ – ‘I don’t like anticipating events – we’ll see what Trump does’ – ‘That the Mediterranean is today a cemetery must make us think’ – ‘There is a great deal of dialogue with China, I will visit when I am invited and they know this’.

Spain On This Day - January 22
Posted in: History
Jan 22, 2017 - 12:12 AM

1188 - In the Kingdom of Leon, Alfonso IX is proclaimed king after the death of his father Fernando II.
1809 - The Central Board of Seville declares that the Spanish colonies in America "are not properly colonies or factories, like those of other nations, but an essential and independent of the Spanish monarchy."
1810 - Jerónimo Merino whose guerrilla acts on communications between Burgos and Valladolid, surprise a French division near the town of Dueñas, falling into the ambush over 1500 men.
1910 - Begins the return of Spanish troops who fought in the campaign of Morocco.
1921 - In Spain, the government establishes mandatory workers' compensation for all workers.
1926 - The Spanish Air Force hydroplane, ‘Plus Ultra,’ takes off from Palos de la Frontera, Huelva province, landing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the 26th of the month, in the first Transatlantic flight between Europe and South America.

CIA on Gibraltar ‘It will be Spanish, but the process will take decades’
Posted in: (Gibraltar)
Jan 21, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The contentious matter about the sovereignty of Gibraltar is one of the subjects which the CIA considered regularly in the now declassified documents available on the internet.

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Spain Papers Review - Saturday January 21 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Jan 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

El País headlines a quote ‘We are going transfer power from Washington to the people’ – the populist rhetoric of the president imprinted his inauguration speech. ‘America first’ he said while calling on the Americans to buy their own countries products, he promised the re-birthing of the USA and announced ‘a new vision’ of Government. The paper has a photo of Trump with his fist raised as Obama watches grimly.
Dozens detained in the capital and more demonstrations expected today.
Editorial – ‘Sad confirmation’

Spain On This Day - January 21
Posted in: History
Jan 21, 2017 - 12:27 AM

1287 - the Castillo de Santa Àgueda, the last Moorish stronghold on the island of Menorca, falls to Christian forces.
1812 - Cortes of Cadiz created the State Council.
1900 - Mercantile Circle in Gijon Leopoldo Alas Clarin gave a lecture entitled "Economic Materialism in Spain".
1917 - The Minister denies that the Spanish Navy Submarine Isaac Peral is in Danish waters.

Spain Business Brief - Friday January 20 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Jan 20, 2017 - 7:33 PM

The banking patronal calculates they will have to return between 2 and 3 billion € for the ground clauses. The president of the Spanish Bank Association, José Maria Roldán made the calculation for the irregularities in mortgage contracts and it would now ‘suppose a dramatic reduction in profits, but not a problem of solvency’.

Some 350 remain trapped on the A-3 – the opposition accuses the Government of negligence
Posted in: National
Jan 20, 2017 - 1:04 PM

The Siberian winds which have been battering Spain since Tuesday and which will continue all this weekend, have collapsed the traffic on roads across the country, stopped the railway service and closed several schools.

The exodus of British subjects from Málaga provinces reached 5,000 during 2015
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Jan 20, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The statistics come from the latest edition of Continual Padrón Statistics and during 2015 the Costa del Sol lost 5,240 British citizens, although leaving over 50,888 registered.

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The Carlos Haya A&E ward leads a national list of complaints made over 2016
Posted in: National
Jan 20, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Across Andalucía the Sevilla hospitals Virgen del Rocío and Virgen Macarena, for their parts, occupy fifth and ninth places in the national classification over emergency services with the most complaints.

Spain Papers Review - Friday January 20 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Jan 20, 2017 - 8:14 AM

El País headlines ‘Trump assumes power today facing a world on alert’ – the preoccupation and uncertainty dominate his swearing to be the 45th president of the United States.

Spain On This Day - January 20
Posted in: History
Jan 20, 2017 - 2:23 AM

649 – King Chindasuinth, at the urging of bishop Braulio of Zaragoza, crowns his son Recceswinth as co-ruler of the Visigothic Kingdom.
1486 - Christopher Colombus is received by the Catholic Kings for the first time.

Spain Business Brief - Thursday January 19 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Jan 19, 2017 - 6:14 PM

The European Central Bank has maintained for another month 0% to impulse prices as the recent increase in inflation was only energy based, after higher petrol prices, and not a change in tendency.
‘If the perspective returns unfavourable, we will continue to commit ourselves to purchasing assets in terms of size and duration’

Arrested the owner of a riding club for exploiting employees and animal maltreatment
Posted in: Mallorca
Jan 19, 2017 - 1:08 PM

From outside this horse riding centre on the outskirts of Palma was a select place used for weddings, baptisms and communions. According to their webpage if offered ‘a multiple space for the equestrian world’

The flu outbreak in Alicante is now an epidemic with children most affected
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Jan 19, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Nearly 95% of those affect have not been vaccinated and the medics alert the contagions will continue to increase over the next two weeks – an epidemic is when 80 people are infected in 100,000 inhabitants.

Watches General
Ronda has been isolated by a heavy snowfall
Posted in: Málaga
Jan 19, 2017 - 11:59 AM

The snow storm hit the Málaga town at 9pm last night and has been snowing for more than 12 hours continuously, which temporally closed all the access roads.

Spain Papers Review - Thursday January 19 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Jan 19, 2017 - 8:33 AM

El País headlines ‘Madina and José Carlos Díez are profiling as key to the PSOE future’ – the member and economist will direct the main powers in the next party congress.

Spain On This Day - January 19
Posted in: History
Jan 19, 2017 - 12:30 AM

1937 - Radio Nacional de España opens
1982 - Julio Iglesias Puga, father of the singer, Julio Iglesias, is freed by police after three weeks of being held in captivity by ETA terrorists.

ACB: alquiler coches baratos in Spain