This afternoon a press release was issued by the Ministry of the Interior announcing that the last active ETA terrorist cell in Spain had been arrested, giving names and addresses. BUT – they sent the press release BEFORE the police swooped! Meaning the terrorists started seeing the headlines on the websites and on twitter, realised what had happened and when the police actually arrived, were busy destroying all the evidence. When the police arrived at Continue reading Ministry announces ETA arrests BEFORE they happened – evidence destroyed→
The cuts are affecting the police of Catalonia, the mossos. It’s either a great excuse or a poor sign of things to come: A mosso boss in Tarragona has been reprimanded for selling goods seized by his unit at CashConverters to pay for police equipment his unit couldn’t otherwise afford. DavidJackson.info has his doubts about the whole scam, but being an admirer of his kneecaps, refuses to gainsay the most violent police force in Spain.
Just knock the bloody thing down is the message in the Judgement published today by the Supreme Court of Andalucia. No appeal can be made. The Judges rejected all compensation claims from the promoters of the build, Azata del Sol, and ruled that the land it was built on is natural park property which belongs to Andalucia as part of the public domain, and must be transferred at once to ownership of the State. It’s Continue reading Supreme Court rejects Algarrobico Hotel compensation request→
A mining concession has been issued – the first step in authorising a full scale open air mine – for a protected area outside Velez-Rubio, in the north of the province of Almería. Ecologistas en Accion have already filed a complaint against the concession with the fiscal general, saying that the area is protected, and pointing out that the same company had a previous concession request rejected in 2002 for the same area. Local activists Continue reading Large mine for protected Velez-Rubio area→