For the first time in Spain, the music industry has managed to get a person barred from the Internet for music piracy. The court order is against an internet user called nito75 who was accused by Promusicae of selling music tracks online. Promusicae is an industry body made up of Sony Music, Universal Music, Warner Music y EMI. The Court ruled that he appeared to be selling internet tracks online, or at least allowing his Continue reading First court order against Internet user for music piracy in Spain
María Jesús Mejuto was the PSOE Minister for Health in the regional government of Extremadura, and also Chief of the Exam Board for medical exams until late 2011, when she was voted out. Part of her duties were approving the exams which candidates for top jobs need to pass. These exam questions are still being used. Another part of her job was appointing people to the (well paid and not very onerous) exam review board. Continue reading Ex-politician gets first place in civil servant exam… that she set?
Doctors have warned that Spain is in the grip of a flu epidemic. With 90 severe cases per 100,000 population, Spain is the EU country most affected by flu at the moment, and hospitals are being warned that the next couple of weeks could see hospital wards being inundated by flu patients needing attention. Whilst the numbers don’t seem alarming, they are statistically higher than in previous years, which indicates that the next few weeks Continue reading Spain in grip of a flu epidemic, warn doctors
A cabo in the Legión at Almeria military base has been sent down by the Supreme Court for three months for beating the crap out of a subordinate soldier, after he suspected the chap of sending saucy messages to his (the cabos) girlfriend over the internet. A Military Court had earlier exonerated the Sergeant and condemned the subordinate to three months confinement for insulting a superior officer. But the soldier appealed to the civilian courts Continue reading Army Sarge sent down for beating crap out of soldier he thought was sending sexy messages to his girlfriend
The US has officially asked Spain if it can double its military force at Morón military base in Seville. Currently they base 500 marines and associated staff there. The request was slipped into Rajoy’s ear when he visited Washington last week, and came back so punch-drunk he forgot to mention it. But a company called Vinnell-Brown & Root Spain (VBR) which maintains the base has asked the government not to permit the increase unless the Continue reading USA wants to double size of military base in Seville
Francisco Franco ruled Spain with an iron fist until his death in ’75. At which point, a more or less peaceful transition to democracy happened. But, what happened to his family? Well, they’re still out there, floating around throughout Spain. Franco and his wife Carmen Polo (known throughout Spain as doña Carmen) only had one child, a daughter by the name of Maria del Carmen Franco y Polo. She is known as la hijisima, which Continue reading What happened to the family of Francisco Franco?