Spain Papers Review - Wednesday December 7 2016
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Dec 7, 2016 - 8:21 AM

El País headlines ‘Rajoy has cooled the debate on constitutional reform’ - the PSOE has given an undertaking to ‘talk and negotiate’ for a previous accord – Ciudadanos demand for the PP to enact an urgent change as outlined in the pact for investiture – Podemos reminded they have the political strength to force a referendum.
The socialists will convene their congress before the summer.

Spain On This Day - December 7
Posted in: History
Dec 7, 2016 - 12:32 AM

1492 - the Catholic King, Fernando II of Aragón, is injured when an attempt is made on his life in Barcelona.

Captured: a huge drug trafficking network which acted in Europe, Africa and Latin America
Posted in: National
Dec 6, 2016 - 1:24 PM

Spanish Police in collaboration with the Moroccan Police has dismantled a group of one of the most active drug trafficking gangs in Europe, Africa and Latin America for the first Spanish-Moroccan against international maritime drug trafficking.

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Spain Papers Review - Tuesday December 6 2016
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Dec 6, 2016 - 8:20 AM

El País headlines ‘the Government has offered the PNV more economic concessions’ - Rajoy plans to revise the Basque spending ceiling to reach an agreement on the State Budget, as the nationalists reclaim more investments. Ciudadanos will abstain because of the higher taxes.

Spain On This Day - December 6
Posted in: History
Dec 6, 2016 - 12:45 AM

1534 – The city of Quito in Ecuador is founded by Spanish settlers led by Sebastián de Belalcázar.
1797 - The Spanish military Joaquín del Pino Sánchez was appointed governor of Chile.
1978 - a landmark day in Spain, when 88% of the Spanish people ratified the new Spanish Constitution which was approved by parliament on 31st October 1978. It’s now celebrated as a public holiday, the Día de la Constitución Española.

Spain Business Brief Monday December 5 2016
Posted in: Business Brief
Dec 5, 2016 - 8:11 PM

Britons buying second home on the coasts of Spain are being affected by the threat of a hard Brexit. According to real estate expert Mark Stucklin British real estate acquisitions on the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca have fallen by 50% since the result of the referendum in June.

The judge has closed the bank accounts belonging to the father of Nadia, who claimed his daughter was ill
Posted in: National
Dec 5, 2016 - 1:32 PM

The judge in Instruction Court 1 in La Seu d’Urgell (Lleida) has ordered the closure of all the bank accounts of the father who requested money for his supposedly ill daughter Nadia Nerea, and who had raised 150,000 € for an alleged operation abroad.

30 arrested in Spain for illegally selling weapons on the internet
Posted in: National
Dec 5, 2016 - 1:08 PM

The Guardia Civil has detained thirty people belonging to a criminal gang dedicated to the acquisition of and selling of weapons over the internet in the operation ‘Vulpes III’ in several Spanish provinces and with the dismantling of two clandestine warehouses.

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The Ibiza Court is to reopen the case against 17 Britons accused of trafficking narcotics
Posted in: Ibiza
Dec 5, 2016 - 12:15 PM

The magistrates in the Palma Provincial Court Second Section will reopen this Friday the macro-cause when 17 people will have to respond to the accusation of drug trafficking committed mainly in Sant Antoni during the summer of 2011.

¡No Pasarán! The ITF and the Spanish Civil War
Posted in: History
Dec 5, 2016 - 11:40 AM

It tells the inspiring story of how the ITF and its unions raised funds to send aid to Spain, donated ambulances, sought to interdict supplies to Franco’s rebels and even, according to one report, founded a unit to fight with the militias resisting the military takeover.

A British man has been detained in Benidorm for retail drug selling
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Dec 5, 2016 - 11:31 AM

According to police sources, the man was detained on Nov 28 around noon by civil servants from the Citizens Safety Brigade from the Benidorm Police Station, after he was stopped on his moped. Hidden among his clothes were 8.5gr of cocaine, 20gr of marihuana, 120 € in cash, two smartphones and good reason for his arrest.

Spain Papers Review - Monday December 5 2016
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Dec 5, 2016 - 8:30 AM

El País headlines ‘Italy enters a new era marked by division’ – the first polls show the referendum voted ‘no’ to more central control.

Spain On This Day - December 5
Posted in: History
Dec 5, 2016 - 12:00 AM

633 - the IV Council of Toledo begins, in the presence of the king Sisenando, under the direction of San Isidoro.
1008 - Assassinated Ramón Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona.
1492 - Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

One drowned and hundreds rescued as a cloudburst fell on the Western Costa del Sol
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Dec 4, 2016 - 6:41 PM

The one reported death is a Rumanian woman aged between 27 and 30 who was working in the California brothel in Estepona and who called the emergency services when the club started to be flooded. It seems she was on her own at the time and drowned.

Watches General
Castillo de Santa Bárbara, Alicante
Posted in: Sightseeing Costa Blanca
Dec 4, 2016 - 4:47 PM

The Castillo de Santa Bárbara, looking out over the Bay of Alicante from its position atop Mount Benacantil, is so named for the historic day of 4th December 1248, when the Infante Alfonso of Castilla, who would later become King Alfonso X the Wise, took Alicante from the Moorish occupiers. He named the city’s castle after the saint who is honoured on that date: Santa Bárbara.

Spain Papers Review - Sunday December 4 2016
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Dec 4, 2016 - 7:45 AM

El País headlines a quote from the Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu –‘In a globalised world, independence is impossible’ and ‘Rajoy has to assume the renovation of the State model’

Spain On This Day - December 4
Posted in: History
Dec 4, 2016 - 12:00 AM

1248 - the Infante Alfonso of Castilla, who later became Alfonso X the Wise, takes Alicante from the Moors and names the city’s castle after the saint who is honoured on that date, Santa Bárbara.

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