Falete is a large, unpleasant, loud pre op transsexual gypsy with a voice “from the angels” (according to those who understand coplas and traditional Andalucian music) who, together with his boyfriend, is being investigated as his boyfriend recently falsified his own kidnapping. While the police are now satisified that nobody else was involved in the deception, Falete has announced today that he is breaking off the engagement to the boyfriend: “due to the lies, I Continue reading “Falete” rides again
Ecologistas en Acción, the umbrella ecologist group, are loudly decrying the fact that the zoo and resort in Almúñecar (complejo de Peña Escrita) is permitted to continue to function, despite a report from the Ministry of the Environment which recommended its immediate closure, due to the fact that it does not comply with the zoo laws. Ecologistas en Acción point out that the zoo is outdated, and keeps animals in unhygenic, cramped and unsalubrious conditions. Continue reading Ecologistas en Acción denounce an illegal zoo in Almúñecar
According to El País (story), Great Britain and Germany have asked for an official explanation of Spain’s policy of seizing ownership of lands and properties on the coast. The law, the infamous Ley de Costas, which nationalises all land and buildings within 100m of the high water mark and which recently caused an entire village in the Canaries to be bulldozed, is causing problems. The British embassy in Spain has asked for clarifications on several Continue reading Britain and Germany complain about Spains expropiation of coastal properties
NATO (or OTAN as the Spanish call it) has sent a fleet of 6 minesweepers from Germany, Belgium, Holland, Estonia, Norway & Britain to practice joint excercises off the coast of Almería from the 24th to the 27th of October. The ships will be moored in Almería harbour, and should be quite visible off the coasts. I’m assuming that no live mines will be used.