The government has been caught out trying to jiggle the underlying stats on the dole figures. They say the changes will only influence the unemployment rates by a couple of decimal points, but independent statisticians reckon it could be over a whole point. The fuss lies with the base population figure. INE, the stats office, currently uses an adjusted 2002 rate. That is, they used the 2002 census to count everyone in the country, then Continue reading Fury as government jiggles the stats to drop dole figures→
A group of organ traffickers have been arrested by the National Police after a sting operation. An immigrant rights group denounced that some of the people they were caring for had been approached by people offering to buy their organs.
The new ley de Costas will allow chiringuitos to be legal again. They were banned some years ago, before la crisis , causing the crisis to be even worse than it worse by removing one of Spains main tourist attractions. The new law will allow beach bars to be installed on rural beaches as long as they are “temporary” (ie, removed at the end of the season) and no larger than 20 square metres, plus Continue reading Beach bars will be legal again! New ley de costas to be approved→