Spain Papers Review - Friday April 20, 2018
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Apr 20, 2018 - 8:07 AM

El País
‘Montoro believes there was misuse of public funds on October 1’ – Treasury has denounced the Accounts Tribunal for using public money for the illegal referendum.

Lynne Owens, Director General of the National Crime Agency (NCA) visits Madrid this week
Posted in: National
Apr 20, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Lynne Owens, the Director General of the National Crime Agency (NCA) visited Madrid this week to focus on developing our productive partnerships with Spanish partners, and celebrating the important successes that we have had together, tackling modern slavery, drugs and illegal immigration.

Spain On This Day - April 20
Posted in: History
Apr 20, 2018 - 12:13 AM

1194 - a 10 year peace treaty, the Treaty of Tordehumos, is signed by the King of León, Alfonso IX, and of Castilla, Alfonso VIII.
1482 - in Granada, a Muslim army under Muley Hacén attacks Alhama de Granada, which is vigorously defended by Christians.
1657 – Admiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet under heavy fire at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
1763 - Seville bullring Real Maestranza, which will be called the Cathedral of Bullfighting is inaugurated.
1783 - in the theater of Santa Cruz (Barcelona) the first season of opera in that city begins.

Don Quixote is the World’s Best Book According to the World’s Top Authors
Posted in: Culture
Apr 19, 2018 - 7:39 PM

This knight gets his name from fighting off imagined evils, similar to those depicted in the romances he read. In May 2002, the book was voted by the world’s top authors to be the best book ever written. The voting was conducted by a survey that featured more than 100 of the best authors around the world. When announcing the survey results at the Norwegian Nobel Institute, Nigerian author Ben Okri said that Don Quixote is a novel one must read before passing away. The novel is a simple but amazing story in the form of an exceptional tale. Aprender más acerca de Miguel de Cervantes write-up.

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Bremain in Spain comments on Windrush
Posted in: National
Apr 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The recent Windrush scandal has brought condemnation of the government's supposed "hostile environment" policy from politicians and the media alike. From Labour MP David Lammy's moving speech in the House of Commons to Guy Verhofstadt speaking in defence of citizens' rights in the European Parliament, the condemnation of Home Office policy has been united and forceful.

Spain On This Day - April 19
Posted in: History
Apr 19, 2018 - 12:32 AM

1013 - Cordoba, Cordoba Caliphate, Berbers commanded Sulayman ibn al-Hakam troops enter and loot the city for several days.
1528 - in the courts of Madrid, Prince Felipe II is sworn heir to the kingdoms of Spain.
1587 - the British naval commander, Sir Francis Drake, sails his fleet into port in Cádiz, destroying more than 100 Spanish Armada ships assembling there for an attack on Britain. Drake described the day afterwads as 'Singeing the King of Spain's beard'.

Spain On This Day - April 18
Posted in: History
Apr 18, 2018 - 12:22 AM

1188 - begin the Parliament of the Kingdom of León, the first in history to give a voice to the three estates of the moment: clergy, nobility and commoners.
1491 - Ferdinand, King of Castile, embarks from Cordoba march to the conquest of Granada, in the hands of Muslims.
1649 - Consecration of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, in Puebla de Zaragoza, Puebla.
1738 – Real Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") is founded in Madrid.

Spain On This Day - April 17
Posted in: History
Apr 17, 2018 - 12:49 AM

796 - Al-Andalus, Al-Hakam I comes to power as an independent emir.
1492 - a document known as the Capitulaciones de Santa Fe is signed by the Catholic Kings, Ferdinand and Isabella, setting out the terms of the agreement reached with the explorer, Christopher Columbus, for his first voyage of discovery.

PeoplesVote Campaign for Brexit Deal Launches
Posted in: National
Apr 16, 2018 - 1:54 PM

Last weekend saw the launch of this huge campaign, which represents months of work by numerous pro-European groups that are co-ordinating their activities from shared offices in Westminister. The groups include Open Britain, Britain for Europe, European Movement, OFOC! and Scientists for EU.

New curbs on bogus holiday sickness claims
Posted in: National
Apr 16, 2018 - 1:48 PM

The rules will fix the legal costs that can be claimed in package holiday sickness claims, closing a loophole which the travel industry believes has helped fuel a rising number of claims. This claims epidemic, the industry fears, is raising the prospect of higher travel costs for British tourists.

Spain On This Day - April 16
Posted in: History
Apr 16, 2018 - 8:41 AM

1519 - Barcelona Carlos I of Spain Rey is sworn to the Catalan Parliament.
1540 - on the town of Choquesaca (capital of the nation of the ponds), the Spanish Peranzúrez founded the Villa de la Plata New Toledo (present Sucre, Bolivia's administrative capital).
1568 - in Granada Moriscos take up arms, very unhappy with the measures taken by Pedro Deza, president of the Chancellery.
1582 – Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.
1610 - Lope de Vega signed and dated his play The good saves.
1931 - Doña Victoria Eugenia and her children, Don Alfonso the Prince of Asturias, the Infantes Don Jaime and Don Gonzalo, and the Infantas Doña Beatriz and Doña María Cristina, are the first of the Spanish Royal Family to arrive in Paris for exile in France.

Spain On This Day - April 15
Posted in: History
Apr 15, 2018 - 8:10 AM

1354 - In Cuellar, Pedro I of Castile and Juana de Castro marry.
1408 - Yusuf III, King of Granada, signed a truce with the Christians.
1493 - Seville, Christopher Columbus arrrives after the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean; It is received triumphantly.
1717 - The Royal Academy Midshipmen Knights, predecessor of the Spanish Naval Academy is created
1814 - Cortes of Cadiz approved the provisional rules of procedure of the National Militia.
1815 - in the Puerta del Sol, a fire destroys a block of houses (16 houses).
1848 - in Spain and its colonies, Bertran de Lis I -member Narvaez ministry establishes the decimal monetary system.
1920 - Opens the Spanish Communist Party, which next year will join the Spanish Communist Workers' Party to found the Communist Party of Spain.

Spain On This Day - April 14
Posted in: History
Apr 14, 2018 - 12:47 AM

1182 - Sevilla mosque opens, whose works had begun ten years before.
1573 - Captain Juan de Garay from Asuncion (Paraguay current) to the south with a composed of 9 Spanish and 75 "young men born to this land 'expedition. The following year founded Santa Fe and Buenos Aires six years later.
1748 - in the north of the province of Buenos Aires (Argentina), the Spanish Rafael de Aguiar founded San Nicolás de los Arroyos.
1931 - Spain proclaimed the Second Republic after the elections held after the voluntary resignation of dictator Miguel Primo de Rivera, in which, despite the monarchist victory, Republicans triumphed in 41 of the 50 provincial capitals. Given the strong Republican momentum in cities, and taking into account the prevailing chieftaincy in rural areas, King Alfonso XIII decided to leave the country. Eibar is the first locality in which the republican flag be flown.

The Rise in Popularity of a Second Home in Spain
Posted in: National
Apr 13, 2018 - 8:18 AM

Also studies support this tendency. Last year the Resolution Foundation published findings that stated one in ten British people had a second home. Property has always been an aspirational dream investment for many, but if you look at the statistics more and more people are making that dream a reality.

Spain On This Day - April 13
Posted in: History
Apr 13, 2018 - 12:49 AM

1534 - Sir Thomas More is called to Lambeth Palace to swear allegiance to the parliamentary Act of Succession which declared Ann Boleyn the legitimate Queen of England and invalidated Henry VIII’s marriage to Katherine of Aragón – Catalina, daughter of the Catholic Kings, Ferdinand and Isabella. More refused due to a preface to the Act which denied the authority of the Pope, and was later executed for high treason.

Spain On This Day - April 12
Posted in: History
Apr 12, 2018 - 2:00 AM

1285 - The emir of Morocco and his son Abu Yusuf landed in Tarifa (Cádiz), ushering in what is called the battle of the Strait.
1752 - Royal Decree of Felipe V by the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando is created, opened the next day.
1779 - the Treaty of Aranjuez is signed by Spain and France, under whose terms Spain later joined the American War of Independence against Britain.
1814 - presented the Manifesto of the Persians to King Ferdinand VII of Spain.
1870 - A court martial is performed to judge the Duke of Montpensier, who was killed in a duel his cousin Prince Henry of Bourbon.
1904 - Barcelona, Antonio Maura (President of the Council of Ministers) undergoes an attack with a knife.
1923 - in Tablada (Sevilla) king Alfonso XIII opens el aeródromo.

Spain On This Day - April 11
Posted in: History
Apr 11, 2018 - 8:00 AM

1431 - Granada, a terrible earthquake destroyed the town of Atarfe.
1713 – War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne's War): Treaty of Utrecht.
1809 – Battle of the Basque Roads Naval battle fought between France and the United Kingdom
1899 - a peace treaty came into force between Spain and the United States, by which Spain ceded the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico to the US.

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Spain On This Day - April 10
Posted in: History
Apr 10, 2018 - 2:05 AM

1865 - Police in Madrid unleashes a bloody crackdown on student protests of the Central University of Madrid. (Night of San Daniel).
1899 - the first demonstration is held in Spain of the wireless telegraph, in Seville.

Spain On This Day - April 9
Posted in: History
Apr 9, 2018 - 1:20 AM

1609 - the Twelve Years’ Treaty is concluded at Antwerp between Spain and the United Provinces, a period of ceasefire in the 80 Years War for Dutch independence from Spain.
1767 - Malaga issued a proclamation ordering the immediate expulsion of all Jesuits.

Spain On This Day - April 8
Posted in: History
Apr 8, 2018 - 2:37 AM

1513 - Florida (current United States), the Spanish Juan Ponce de León took possession on behalf of Spain.
1701 - The Spanish Courts recognised as King Felipe V.
1740 – War of Jenkins' Ear: Three British ships capture the Spanish third-rate Princesa, taken into service as HMS Princess.
1898 - The Atlantic Fleet, under Admiral Pascual Cervera y Topete leaves Cadiz course to Cuba to quell outbreaks of the colony independence.

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