Franco still honorary mayor of Almeria!!!

Left wing coalition party Izquierda Unida, on this the anniversary week of the Constitution of Spain, has pointed out that, technically, deceased dictator Francisco Franco is still the honorary mayor of Almería city, an honour “bestowed” upon him in 1943 (only a few years after his Nazi friends had spent three days using the city as target practice, killing quite a few) and confirmed in 1950. While the honour was not in perpetuity, as it Continue reading Franco still honorary mayor of Almeria!!!

Fadesa overvalued its Antas land by 3000%

Martinsa Fadesa, the huge builder that recently went bust owing billions, and the company behind the Ballabona golf course project in Antas (never built, but planned to be part of Llano Central, but we can forget about that now) artifically revalued it’s holdings in Antas and Lucainena de los Torres by 3000%. To be brief, they brought the land for €4,2 million, but put it down as an asset worth €132 million. It was thanks Continue reading Fadesa overvalued its Antas land by 3000%

All quiet in La Mojonera… for now?

The riots in La Mojonera, a small village just 10km above Roquetas del Mar (where exactly three months ago Spain was gripped by running street riots between groups of African immigrants and Gitanos) seem to have fizzled out as groups of riot police still patrol the streets. It ignited two nights ago when a young man (24) from Mali called Sega S. caught three Morrocon men trying to pickpocket his wallet. He and some friends Continue reading All quiet in La Mojonera… for now?