Not expecting to go to jail, then? Ortega Cano is a famous bullfighter who drunkenly hit and run a man in 2011, killing him. After a long fight by the family of the deceased, which saw Seville Authorities doing all they could to not prosecute Ortega (police tampering with the evidence, judges dismissing evidence, witnesses being intimidated, etc etc etc) eventually, thanks to media pressure and overwhelming cockiness by Ortega’s family, he was sent down Continue reading Ortega Cano asks for official pardon and blows 2,3 million on a new farm
The Basque city of Vitoria has voted in “savage” animal protection laws, which the city council claims are the strongest in Spain. However, donkey races and bullfighting are still permitted. The council claims that they have no powers to control these acts, and as such they have not attempted to exceed the limits of their powers. However, ex-councillor of Culture, Encina Serrano, told a newspaper that the townhall was simply too scared of the backlash Continue reading Vitoria enacts “savage” animal protection laws
Aznalcóllar is a small town in Seville which used to have an enormous mine on its outskirts, until the dam holding back millions of cubic meters of poisonous waste broke in 1998 and polluted beyond recovery almost 5,000 ha of natural land either side of 63 km of river, including a vast swathe of Doñana natural park.
King Juan Carlos has seen his approval rating plummet yet again, and for the first time in modern Spanish history, more than 50% of Spanish have said they don’t approve of a Monarch being Head of State. However, his son Prince Felipe has seen his handling of the corruption crisis striking at his sister and father improve his own ratings – 66% of the nation think he’s doing a good job, and 57% agree that Continue reading More than 50% want a Spanish Republic for first time in modern history
Super-union UGT not only conned the Junta de Andalucia into buying a ton of sweets for the 3 Kings procession, but they put the invoice through twice! El Mundo reports that in 2009 the union billed the Junta for “training services” but used the cash to buy a ton of sweets for the Seville three Kings procession – they had their own floats which throw sweets to all children as they pass by. Even better Continue reading UGT conned the Junta into buying a ton of sweets – twice!
A change to the health law bought in over Christmas states that the unemployed who spend 90 days abroad over the course of a year will lose their health rights. Now, nobody is quite sure where we’re going with this because: a)how the devil do you know if someone has spent 90 days out of the country when there are no border controls; b)all nationals and people with legal residency rights (currently) have the right Continue reading Unemployed who spend 90 days abroad to lose health rights