Spain Papers Review - Friday May 26, 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
May 26, 2017 - 8:51 AM

El País leads ‘Sánchez assumes a plural-national Spain in his project’ – the new PSOE leader will incorporate his idea in his acceptance speech to Congress
La Razón comments his move is supporting Rajoy’s position against the referendum
La Vanguardia leads ‘Rajoy questions Puigdemont’s will for dialogue’ - the PP leader is holding his position.

The odyssey of a woman trying to prove she is alive in Málaga
Posted in: Málaga Oddities
May 26, 2017 - 1:35 PM

It is a normal grave for Spain a niche in the wall as many other in this holy ground, but Juana is not there, and has been seven years trying to prove it.

Four detained after a violent bag snatch on a 67 year old woman in Alhaurín
Posted in: Costa del Sol
May 26, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Agents of the Guardia Civil from the Judicial Police Team of Alhaurín de la Torre have detained four Chileans accused of the crimes of violent robbery, causing injury and belonging to a criminal organisation.

82% of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain are worried about a ‘hard Brexit’
Posted in: Business & Finance
May 26, 2017 - 11:46 AM

More than two thirds of the members are now more sceptical over the exit of Britain from the EU than they were in the days following the referendum. Their latest survey question over 100 members who showed their nervousness with Brexit on the horizon.

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Spain On This Day - May 26
Posted in: History
May 26, 2017 - 12:59 AM

1135 – Alfonso VII of León and Castile is crowned in León Cathedral as Imperator totius Hispaniae, "Emperor of all of Spain".
1504 - Gonzalo Fernandez de Cordoba, at the behest of Pope Julius II ordered the arrest of Cesare Borgia and his transfer to Spain.
1573 - The Spanish Armada, commanded by Count Bossu, defeat the Sea Beggars in the Battle of Haarlemmermeer (Netherlands).
1642 - Spanish troops, commanded by Francisco de Melo, defeated the French Marshal de Guiche in the Battle of Honnecourt (France).

Spain Business Brief - Thursday May 25, 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
May 25, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Hacienda Treasury sees signs of criminality in Cristiano Ronaldo who is alleged to have defrauded the public purse of 15 million € in four years between 2011 and 2014 – the higher number is a correction from reports yesterday of 8 million. His case is in the hand of the prosecution.

Captured a gang of burglars of 80 homes in Águilas, Lorca and Puerto Lumbreras
Posted in: Costa Cálida
May 25, 2017 - 4:06 PM

The ‘Connect’ operation started in September 2016, after detecting a notable increase in violent burglaries inside homes in the Alto Guadalentín which had generated social alarm, by the modus operandi and the nature of the items stolen.

The youngster who died from a gunshot in Jaén was condemned in 2001 for assassination
Posted in: Andalucía
May 25, 2017 - 1:38 PM

He was one of two condemned in 2001 for the ‘crime of the movida’ when the deceased was 20 year old Jaime Ordóñez.
This morning, the National Police and Local Police with nurses from the Public Company of Sanitary Emergencies arrived at the scene and attempts to reanimate were unsuccessful.

Prison for a suspect who may have assassinated using an armoured bullet in Marbella
Posted in: Costa del Sol
May 25, 2017 - 1:03 PM

The Police have achieved their first detentions since the crime last March in Marbella, when a 30 year old was assassinated by a bullet to the head. The author used an armoured bullet to pierce his helmet which he was wearing when he was executed.

The attempted suicide of two 12 year old girls in Murcia is being investigated
Posted in: Costa Cálida
May 25, 2017 - 11:03 AM

The National Police are trying to establish whether the sinister game called Blue Whale has reached the Murcia region and at the centre of their attention are the two 12 year old girls from Molina de Segura who had tried to end their lives.

Spain On This Day - May 25
Posted in: History
May 25, 2017 - 2:42 AM

1025 - Mujammad al-Mustakfi flees Córdoba after being dismissed as Caliph
1808 - the General Junta of the Principality of Asturias pronounced sovereign and declares war on Napoleon's army.

Spain Business Brief - Wednesday May 24, 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
May 24, 2017 - 7:47 PM

The founder of Amazon has donated a million dollars to support press freedom. Jeff Bezos gave the donation to the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press, the largest individual donation they have received.

Rosalía Iglesias, wife of Bárcenas, is absent in the Gürtel hearing claiming dizziness
Posted in: National
May 24, 2017 - 1:55 PM

At the start of the hearing, the accused Luis Bárcenas was present, and his lawyer explained the circumstances for a forensic doctor to certify her condition.

Requested 74 years in jail for 13 accused of drug trafficking
Posted in: Mallorca
May 24, 2017 - 1:25 PM

The prosecution requests sentences which total 74 years and six months prison for thirteen presumed members of a network of traffickers who imported and then distributed large amounts of diverse narcotics, and are accused of the crimes against public health via drug trafficking, belonging to a criminal organisation and money laundering.

The Southwester has received permission to unload the sand from the Sahara
Posted in: Costa Blanca
May 24, 2017 - 12:44 PM

The cargo vessel Southwester was transporting 35,000 tons of sand from Sahara and the news that permission was granted came from the fleeting company, Lantimar, informed their cargo had passed customs controls.

Setback for gang distributing marihuana in Alicante
Posted in: Costa Blanca
May 24, 2017 - 12:31 PM

The National Police detained in Alicante on May 16, nine people, all Spanish and seven men and two women, including three children and the rest aged between 18 and 36 for drug trafficking and shutting down one of the black spots where drugs were being sold in the north of the city.

The DNA found on the hand of the widow of Sala does not match Miguel López
Posted in: Costa Blanca
May 24, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Miguel López is the main suspect, and son-in-law to the assassinated woman, and the revelation was confirmed yesterday by sources close to the judicial investigation.

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Spain On This Day - May 24
Posted in: History
May 24, 2017 - 12:50 AM

843: Abd al-Rahman II and his armies leave Córdoba to conquer Navarra

Spain Business Brief - Tuesday May 23, 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
May 24, 2017 - 12:39 AM

The British maintain the foreigners’ collective which buys the most homes in Spain, however in percentage terms a fall from 16.4% at the end of 2016 to 14.47% at the end of the first quarter of this year. So notes the College of Property Recorders Real Estate Statistics.

Breaking Briefs - Tuesday May 22, 2017
Posted in: National
May 23, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Detained in Madrid two presumed Jihadists
The arrested aged 22 and 43 were found ‘deeply radicalised and dangerous’ – susceptible to becoming suicide terrorists.

ACB: alquiler coches baratos in Spain