Cayo Lara is new leader of the I.U. party

Cayo Lara has been voted into the position of the new leader of the United Left party (Izquierda Unida). The I.U. is the slightly ineffectual left wing coalition party that encompasses such parties as The Green Party, The Spanish Communist Party and other bearded nutters. It doesn’t have a huge amount of support from the unions, as they prefer the moderate progressive backhanders of the PSOE and view reformers with some suspicion. Far too radical Continue reading Cayo Lara is new leader of the I.U. party

Some funny Spanish film titles

I was talking the other day about Spanish films and the way they like to retitle them into something different. Sometimes they don’t quite get the title right (IE, The 13th Warrior is called 13 warriors, which ain’t quite the same). Sometime they like to add a bit to the title (ie, Alfie become Alfie! El Seductor Irrestible). And sometimes they obviously don’t think the original title is any good and renamed it. (ie Adaptation Continue reading Some funny Spanish film titles

Only 767 immigrants took advantadge of the “Return Home Rich” scheme

The Government in Madrid recently came up with a wonderful idea – if you were a legal immigrant, working in Spain, with the right to unemployment benefit (paro) and from a country we like, if you lost your job you could ask for a cheque of all of your unemployment unpaid and social security payments and get a free flight home, in return for handing in your residencia. And if you frittered all your money Continue reading Only 767 immigrants took advantadge of the “Return Home Rich” scheme

Urban Abuse Protest March in Almeria city

Lenox is announcing the organisation of a peaceful and legal demonstration in Almeria city against urban abuse in the countryside. “Theme: Stop Corruption. Justice Now. Support us. We bought in good faith. Save our homes. Stop planning and real estate abuse. Regularisation now. Justice for the Priors. Transparency and Citizen Participation. The organisers, residents in the province of Almería, are holding a peaceful protest: (1) against real estate and planning corruption and insecurity and to Continue reading Urban Abuse Protest March in Almeria city