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Ecologistas en Accion have launched a new webpage called “EcoWiki”. http://ecowiki.ecologistasenaccion.org/ It’s a Wiki page setup to identify and locate ecological abuses throughout Spain. Interesting.
Power behind the throne Alfredo Rubalcaba has decided that November 20th is the right day for General Elections in Spain, and sent out his lackey Zapatero to announce his decision earlier today. Spain loves date acronyms, so make a note of 20-N (20th of November) as the latest in the list. Zapatero’s regime could have continued until late spring 2012, but he told reporters that this is the right date, as it means the new Continue reading General elections called for November 20
Frankly, I don’t like Pringles, those small little crisps in the can. (Once you pop, you can’t stop!) However, someone must like them, as they seem to be everywhere. Or were… I’ve just been told by our supplier that due to a problem with the packing machine in Madrid, Spain will experience a “short period” (around three months) without the half sized packs. All the ones being sold right now are from the national strategic Continue reading No more small Pringles packets!
We all know that with the current economic crisis, the government is desperate to make sure everyone who works is legal, and that fines for people caught working without contracts are increasing dramatically next month. Well, here’s a true story that happened this morning: One of our workers was coming into work in his uniform, when he was stopped by tráfico at a police stop in Huercal. They quickly checked his car papers and seemed Continue reading Tráfico now checking on your work status when they stop you…
Lenox Napier reports from the coast that: The Mojácar Town Hall now has a new desk – ‘Atención al Residente Extranjero’ – with Francisca Brunet, who speaks English, German and French and can help residents with their small problems and concerns from 9.00am until 1.00pm daily, Mondays to Fridays.
From Ecologistas en Accion & Indignados Nijar: a series of activities in Los Escullos, Nijar, taking place over the summer. (In Spanish, if you don’t understand it you probably won’t be interested!) (click da foto to make dam bigger, mon) CINE DE VERANO Y FESTIVAL DE MÚSICA EN EL CASTILLO DE SAN FELIPE EN LOS ESCULLOS.
A few years ago, when Spain was rolling in money, politicians were getting rich and builders even richer off the wealth of the happy foresteros flocking in from the UK and Germany, and it seemed as if the good times would never end, Spain decided to try out a law that had been on the statue books for two decades but never implemented, the Ley de Costas. This basically meant that the only reason people Continue reading The El Ejido chiringuito experiment – yep, it was a failure (as we all said all along)
Finally, 50 days after firing the provincial delegates for Tourism and Culture, President Griñán has gotten around to naming two new delegates for these jobs. Did the tourists stop coming? Did the local artists all suffer writers block and flee to pastures new? No? Guess we could have gone a bit longer saving these salaries, then. You will remember that Griñán had a fit of pique with the previous holders of these jobs (Yolanda Callejón Continue reading Hey, we’ve got new government delegates!
In what La Voz is calling “Black Tuesday”: – The son of a local farmer in Palomares shot dead three members of the same gypsy family last night in a street just off the main square, using his fathers shotgun. It appears that the teenager had been having some problems with the family, which had culminated in him denouncing them to the Police. He then took matters into his own hands. Armed police are now Continue reading Palomares shooting leaves three dead: Update on “Black Tuesday”