The official car of La Mojonera townhall has been caught speeding at 150kph by a radar trap outside Seville, and the townhall has received a fine of 900€. However, when asked to identify the driver, the townhall has said that records are unclear as to who had the keys that day. Local paper ideal however, has pointed out that A) the Mayor (José Cara) is also a regional deputy in the regional Government and that Continue reading La Mojonera official car spotted speeding at 150kph in Seville… townhall “unsure” of who was driving
The town of La Mojonera is bankrupt, and so is raising taxes across the board. Seems that part of the plan is to double all municipal traffic fines…. and no doubt order the locales to fine anyone for anything. Story here.
La Mojonera continues to be under a heavy police presence as Guardia Civil units maintain a very public profile. The alledged murderer is expected to appear in front of magistrates today, and as such the Guardia fear more protests if they let up – and local community leaders warn that if justice is not seen to be impartial and immediate “trouble may continue”. Meanwhile, yesterday in the Madrid parliment, Rafael Hernando (P.P. for Almería) demanded Continue reading La Mojonera still guarded by anti riot Guardia
It’s where this famous photo of “people who don’t know how signposts work are in charge of putting them up” came from. I’ve been looking for this photo for months ever since I spotted it in La Voz…. and just found it.
The riots in La Mojonera, a small village just 10km above Roquetas del Mar (where exactly three months ago Spain was gripped by running street riots between groups of African immigrants and Gitanos) seem to have fizzled out as groups of riot police still patrol the streets. It ignited two nights ago when a young man (24) from Mali called Sega S. caught three Morrocon men trying to pickpocket his wallet. He and some friends Continue reading All quiet in La Mojonera… for now?
La Mojonera, a small village just next to Felix, is still under curfew tonight as over 100 anti riot Guardia Civil still patrol the streets to prevent a repeat of last nights riots after a young “subsaharan” immigrant was killed, apparently by some Gitanos outside of a call centre (locutorio)*. Spain is watching with interest to see the outcome of the latest racial violence in Almeria – will this be the spark that ignites the Continue reading Riots in La Mojonera
Never one to be left out of the national picture, Almería celebrated it’s own freak weather yesterday when a hailstorm left what has been described as “a trail of chaos” in its wake. Some greenhouses were damaged in El Ejido, La Mojonera & Aguadulce and Roquetas del Mar got quite a bit of (by now) frozen rain. No damage to persons was recorded, although the Local Police & Bomberos had to shut a couple of Continue reading Brief hailstorm causes chaos
This Sunday, the hamlet of Venta del Viso (I didn’t know where it was either, it’s in La Mojonera) is celebrating it’s annual Chestnut party (una Castañada). Taking place at the Casa Cultural, starting at 4 with volunteers prepping the chestnuts, and at 6 the feast starts. Raw or cooked, castañas available to all!