Spain Papers Review - Sunday March 26 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Mar 26, 2017 - 9:16 AM

El País leads ‘Europe called in Rome for unity against the nationalists challenge’ – the community leaders signed a declaration already without the United Kingdom.

Spain On This Day - March 26
Posted in: History
Mar 26, 2017 - 12:37 AM

631 - in the Iberian Peninsula, Hispanics and people under the leadership of Sisenando with the help of the Frankish king Dagobert, defeat and depose the Visigoth king Suintila.
717 - in Asturias, 519 nobles proclaim Don Pelayo first king.
1091 - Almorávides enter Córdoba.
1244 - the treaty of Almizra is signed between the crowns of Aragón and Castilla to determine the two kingdoms’ lines of expansion in their attempts to reconquer lands held by the Moorish occupiers.
1344 – The Siege of Algeciras, one of the first European military engagements where gunpowder was used, comes to an end.

Spain Papers Review - Saturday March 25 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Mar 25, 2017 - 7:50 AM

El País leads ’60 years of progress, a decade of crises’ and has a photo of the 27 European leaders (minus May) taken in the Sistine Chapel.
The treatment of refugees, the cuts, the populists obscure the success of the EU on the anniversary of the Rome Treaty.

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Spain On This Day - March 25
Posted in: History
Mar 25, 2017 - 1:07 AM

818 - Cordoba, residents of the suburb of Saqunda revolt against the emir al-Hakam.
1523 - in Granada the foundation stone of the cathedral is placed
1584 - Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa founds the settlement of Ciudad del Rey Felipe, in present-day Chile, the first Spanish attempt to colonise the shores of the Strait of Magellan. All the colonists died of starvation, and it later became known as Puerto del Hambre, the name which is still in use today.
1789 - King Charles IV Appoints Francisco de Goya painter.
1793 - The King of Spain declares war to the French Republic.

Spain Business Brief - Friday March 24 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Mar 24, 2017 - 7:39 PM

The Supreme Court will revise on April 20, behind closed doors, the appeal placed by the footballer Leo Messi and his father presented against the sentence of 21 months in prison, which the Barcelona Provincial Court imposed for tax evading, a deliberation which will take place just three days before the ‘Clasico’ against Real Madrid which play on the 23rd.

By surprise PSOE has presented a motion of censure against Pedro Antonio Sánchez
Posted in: Costa Cálida
Mar 24, 2017 - 12:07 PM

The PSOE registered this morning in the Murcia Regional Assembly a motion of censure against the president of the Autonomous Region, Pedro Antonio Sánchez, bypassing Ciudadanos, who 24 hours earlier announced their intention to do so on Monday.

A bulletproof vest saved a National Policeman from being stabbed in the heart
Posted in: Costa Almería
Mar 24, 2017 - 11:43 AM

A Granada policeman posted to the Police Station in El Ejido (Almería) escaped death last Sunday night, thanks to his bulletproof vest. The agent has been serving El Ejido for six years. The arrested balanced against the agent and using a long metal nail he stabbed him on the left chest, but was unsuccessful.

Spain Papers Review - Friday March 24 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Mar 24, 2017 - 8:11 AM

El País has a photo of protesters in Trafalgar Square and leads ‘the police ignored the danger of the terrorist who acted in London’ – Khalid Masood has served a sentence and was under the vigilance of MI5, who failed to keep him a suspect of Islamic activities.

Spain On This Day - March 24
Posted in: History
Mar 24, 2017 - 1:55 AM

818 - in al-Andalus, Al-Hakam I ordered crackdowns a riot occurred in the suburb of Cordoba.
1808 - Fernando VII is enthusiastically welcomed as the new monarch by the people of Madrid, as he had with the government of Manuel Godoy.
1814 - Fernando VII comes to take over the government after the War of Spanish Independence.
1815 - Fernando VII instituted the Order of Isabella the Catholic to reward services rendered in the American colonies.

Spain Business Brief - Thursday March 23 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Mar 23, 2017 - 8:56 PM

The patronal of the stowage companies, Anesco asks to reduce the current collective of dockyard workers, currently 6,150 to ‘adequately meet the needs’ of each port, using forced early retirements, voluntary redundancy and take all the necessary initiatives which are suffered by the State, given the demand for public works for those affected by these ‘extinct measures’.

Francisco Correa refused to declare over the PP ‘B account’
Posted in: National
Mar 23, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Today, Francisco Correa claimed his wish was to collaborate with justice, given that the magistrate accused him choosing what to say ‘a la Carte’

Spanish arachnologists have found an intact tomb of a Pharaonic noble
Posted in: National History Newsletter
Mar 23, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The leading archaeologist Alejandro Jiménez, professor at Jaén University, affirmed they had uncovered ‘an intact well, with chamber complete and in the interior is buried the brother of governor Sarenput II’ one of the most powerful officials during the golden age of the XII dynasty.

5 metres of processionary caterpillars in Granada
Posted in: Granada Newsletter
Mar 23, 2017 - 11:45 AM

The arrival of warmer temperatures brings bothering insects. The worst is the arrival of processionary caterpillar, the most important plague against Mediterranean pine trees.

Spain Papers Review - Thursday March 23 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Mar 23, 2017 - 8:23 AM

El País leads ‘Terrorism obliged closing the first Parliament in the world’ and has a photo a closed Westminster Bridge – the attacker ran down with his SUV several people and stabbed a policeman.

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Spain On This Day - March 23
Posted in: History
Mar 23, 2017 - 1:45 AM

1508 - Ferdinand signed a capitulation with Juan Diaz de Solis and Vicente Yanez Pinzon, why these undertake to try to find a strait between the Atlantic and the Pacific.
1748 - Valencia, an earthquake killed 10,000 people and destroyed the castle of Montesa, headquarters of the military order of the name.

Tomorrow is Mañana - 20. Civil War
Posted in: Audio Newsletter
Mar 22, 2017 - 12:40 PM

Congress has rejected the idea from Unidos Podemos to decriminalise euthanasia
Posted in: National
Mar 22, 2017 - 12:29 PM

The abstainers argued the matter was not a priority, requires long and detailed debate and could present ‘important deficiencies’.

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