A report – rumour?- has surfaced suggesting that the reason behind the sudden arrest of the government’s legal counsel for Almeria, Demetrio Carmona, was because he had come across -and pinched- millions of Iraqui Dinars seized by the State in the first Iraq war, held in a storeroom in El Ejido and forgotten about. Demetrio was arrested last week in a central government sweep, accused of a “mega scam”, along with at least six prominent Continue reading Was the theft of millions of Iraqui Dinars behind arrest of Almerias government lawyer?
There are now 6,202,700 people actively seeking a job in Spain, according to the latest employment figures published the State Statistics Agency INE. That’s 27.16% of the working population. The figures speak for themselves. El Mundo helpfully points out that if everyone of the Spanish unemployed stood in a line holding hands, they would reach from Cordoba to Moscow: Meanwhile, the economic recession continues to bite in Spain – the working population dropped by 235.300 Continue reading 6.2 million unemployed (and rising)