Spain Papers Review - Monday February 19. 2018
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Feb 19, 2018 - 2:42 PM

El País
‘Ciudadanos establish themselves as leader of the opposition’
Rivera considers Rajoy is not complying with our pact over the investiture and establishes control of the centre-right.

£10,000 reward for information on British fugitive thought to be in Ibiza
Posted in: Ibiza
Feb 19, 2018 - 2:51 PM

18-year-old Bradley Blundell is still at large, while two other teenagers have already been arrested and are being trialled.

Spain On This Day - February 19
Posted in: History
Feb 19, 2018 - 1:38 AM

1493 - The Portuguese Navy tries to catch in the Azores islands Christopher Columbus on his return journey to prevent disclosure of the other route to the Indies he thinks he has discovered.
1549 - Valladolid, King Charles I created the Archivo General de Simancas according royal decree.
1836 - Juan Alvarez Mendizabal decreed the sale of all goods extinct religious orders within the paying back process.

Spain On This Day - February 18
Posted in: History
Feb 18, 2018 - 12:48 AM

1519 - the conquistador Hernán Cortés sets sail from Cuba with 11 ships and 1,000 men on his expedition to conquer Mexico.
1701 - Philip of Anjou arrives in Madrid and has a great reception from the people who want to crown him king of Spain.
1880 - The government published the law providing for the abolition of slavery in Cuba.
1906 - a balloon crewed by three men and a woman makes the Madrid-Illescas (Toledo) trip in three hours and fifteen minutes.
1908 - The Spanish Congress approves the creation of the National Insurance Institute.

Choose your 5 day forecast
Spain On This Day - February 17
Posted in: History
Feb 17, 2018 - 5:36 AM

1580 - Bernal Díaz del Castillo termina su Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España.
1799 - Agustín de Betancourt and Molina obtained from Carlos IV of Spain a Royal Decree by which the proposed installation of optical telegraphy in Spain was approved.
1902 - Barcelona a suspension of state guarantees is declared, following the holding of a general strike since February 14.

Massive Spanish and British drugs bust in Nerja and the UK
Posted in: Costa del Sol Costa Tropical
Feb 16, 2018 - 11:49 AM

With 16 arrests, in the second phase of Operation Garpon 2, developed by specialist agents from the Guardia Civil and civil-servants from the Tax Office in Nerja (Málaga) saw the breaking up of five points of sale and distribution for the drugs, the confiscation of 358,645 €, 1,000 British pounds, 2,000 Moroccan Dirham, 558 kilos of hashish, two kilos of marijuana, 150 grams of cocaine, hashish oil, magic mushrooms, 11 vehicles, a detonating pistol, several GPS locating systems, computer material and items for the packing and distribution of the drugs.

Spain On This Day - February 16
Posted in: History
Feb 16, 2018 - 12:18 AM

1521 - in Burgos the Edict of Worms of 17 December 1520, was made public by which the Dutch emperor Carlos I of Spain condemns the commoners (not to be confused with the Edict of Worms the same author, May 25, 1521 against Martin Luther).
1881 - Arrival of the Salesians in Utrera.
1894 - Premiered successfully in the Apolo Theatre in Madrid the zarzuela La verbena de la Paloma, with music and libretto by Thomas Breton Ricardo de la Vega.
1918 - Joan Miró opens his first one-man exhibition at the Galerías Damau in Barcelona.

Visiting Spain as a US citizen - what requires your concern?
Posted in: National
Feb 15, 2018 - 9:49 AM

Spain will wow you with its breathtaking sceneries, impressive architecture, warm weather, and friendly locals, so choosing it as your next travel destination is certainly a decision you will not regret making .

Spain On This Day - February 15
Posted in: History
Feb 15, 2018 - 12:42 AM

1412 - Catalonia and Aragon signed the Concord of Alcañiz to designate the new king of Aragon.
1493 – While on board the Niña, Christopher Columbus writes an open letter (widely distributed upon his return to Portugal) describing his discoveries and the unexpected items he came across in the New World.

Spain On This Day - February 14
Posted in: History
Feb 14, 2018 - 2:17 AM

1502 - The Catholic Kings, Ferdinand and Isabella, issue an edict banishing all Muslims who refuse to be baptised as Catholics.

Spain On This Day - February 13
Posted in: History
Feb 13, 2018 - 12:57 AM

1668 - Spain recognises Portuguese independence under the Treaty of Lisbon, putting an end to almost three decades of conflict.
1801 - In Aranjuez, Luciano Bonaparte and Manuel Godoy sign Agreement of Aranjuez.
1837 - Madrid romantic writer Mariano José de Larra committed suicide.

Spain On This Day - February 12
Posted in: History
Feb 12, 2018 - 12:23 AM

1429 - British forces under the command of Sir John Fastolf defeated a convoy of weapons to attack Orleans Carlos I, Duke of Bourbon and John Stewart at the Battle of Rouvray (also known as the Battle of the Herrings).
1541 - The conquistador, Pedro de Valdivia, founds the city which is today the capital of Chile, Santiago de Chile. He named it Santiago de la Nueva Extremadura.

Spain On This Day - February 11
Posted in: History
Feb 11, 2018 - 2:50 AM

1606 - The Court of Felipe III moves from Valladolid to Madrid.
1869 - The Constituent Cortes open after the overthrow of Isabel II.
1873 - The courts accept the abdication of Amadeo. the First Republic is proclaimed, was named president of the company Estanislao Figueras.

Spain On This Day - February 10
Posted in: History
Feb 10, 2018 - 12:35 AM

1622 - In Madrid, the king fined with 3,000 ducats to the Marquis of Cañete and exiled him from the city for having beaten a few servants.
1763 - In Paris, the Treaty of Paris is signed, which ends the Seven Years' War and in which France and Spain suffer colonial losses in favor of England.
1805 - King suppressed by decree bullfighting.
1929 - the first ever match day of the Spanish Football League is played.

Government delivering on pledge to give back British expats the right to vote
Posted in: National
Feb 9, 2018 - 6:32 PM

The government will today (8 February) restate its commitment to ending the current 15 year time limit on British expats registering as overseas electors.

Spain on This Day - February 9
Posted in: History
Feb 9, 2018 - 12:53 AM

654 – The Capture of Fort Rocher takes place during the Anglo-Spanish War.
1601 - Philip III of Spain arrives with his court in Valladolid.
1724 - In Spain the nobles proclaimed king Luis I, son of Felipe V.

British Citizens in Spain Praise Amsterdam Court Ruling
Posted in: National
Feb 8, 2018 - 12:25 PM

The purpose of the case was to establish whether EU citizenship rights would automatically be lost by British citizens living in Europe, in the event of Brexit happening. The case was brought by five British nationals, including Debbie Williams, Chair of Brexpats-Hear-our-Voice, who welcomed today's decision. The ruling brought feelings of relief and hope to members of Bremain in Spain.

Watches General
Spain On This Day - February 8
Posted in: History
Feb 8, 2018 - 1:48 AM

1538 - In Rome the Holy League between Spain, the Vatican and Venice is formed to fight the Turks.
1586 - In Madrid opens Hospital General.
1817 – Las Heras crosses the Andes with an army to join San Martín and liberate Chile from Spain.
1910 - In Vigo a fire destroys the Rosalia de Castro theater.
1931 - Athletic Club gets the biggest win in the history of the Spanish league against Barcelona F.C 12-1.
1934 - during the Second Spanish Republic, the Government ordered the general disarmament of the Spanish civilian population

Spain On This Day - February 7
Posted in: History
Feb 7, 2018 - 12:11 AM

1461 - The Catalan Cortes raise arms and send troops to free Carlos de Viana.
1518 - in Valladolid, Carlos I, king of Spain, swears the laws of Castile before the Courts of Castile.
1632 - in Madrid the Cortes are summoned.
1705 - in the framework of the War of Spanish Succession, Franco-Spanish forces assault Gibraltar.
1783 – American Revolutionary War: French and Spanish forces lift the Great Siege of Gibraltar.

Spain On This Day - February 6
Posted in: History
Feb 6, 2018 - 12:44 AM

1481 - the first ‘auto de fe’ of the Spanish Inquisition takes place in Seville, where six people were sentenced to death for heresy.
1899 – Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
1915 - Alfonso XIII ship carrying a large shipment of Cuban coffee, sinks off the port of Santander.

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