A triumphant piece in today’s La Voz (page 26) talks about The Guardian’s piece on modern day slavery in Almería’s greenhouses (remember this fuss?). Under the title “The Guardian publishes on its webpage the criticisms received from Hortyfruta”, La Voz hints that this is a sort of apology for “the sensationalist manner in which it showed how some migrant and illegal immigrant workers lived in the province”. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/mar/02/migrant-workers-not-slaves-spain?INTCMP=SRCH Worth pointing out, for readers of English, Continue reading The Guardian “apologises” (La Voz), “prints a letter” (The Guardian)
A group of sub-contractors came out on Wednesday and said that there were owed a lot of money by companies building the Almanzora motorway, but that they couldn’t be paid because the Junta had, again, stopped the works on some of the stretches, at least until it finds some more petty cash. The sub-contractors said that they were having to lay off workers as a result of not being paid invoices on time, as the Continue reading Albox motorway NOT stopped, insists Junta (Garrucha’s has)
A British man lept on a thief (a Spaniard from Cuevas del Almanzora) who grabbed a bag from a lady in the Albox market on Tuesday. The Brit wrestled the bag snatcher to the ground, and a passing local police patrol lept to assist and detained the thieft.
Why, if it runs from 4 – 20th of March, is it called la semana fantástica? Anyway, the Spring sales are now on in El Corte Inglés in El Ejido.