Aznacóllar in Sevilla is the site of Spain’s largest mine which has been closed since a massive dam failure in 1998 spewed toxic waste across hundreds of kilometers. It was one of Europe’s largest ecological disasters. Anyway, the Junta is pressing ahead with the reopening of the mine, and awarded the contract to Mexico’s Minorbis-Grupo Méjico consortium. Trouble is, locals have taken the decision to court, and a senior mercantile Judge has now ruled that Continue reading Judge says Junta awarded massive mining contract “by blatant disregard for the law” & blows Susana’s investiture out of water
A small local bar in Seville has been uncovered as the meeting place where the heads of the Andalucian government would meet with their “backers” to receive payments in black. The payments were recorded as being for “Langostinos Maera” (Prawns from Maera) in secret accounting books discovered by an investigating judge and leaked to El Mundo newspaper today. Casa Maera is a small and relatively unknown local bar & restaurant in Seville that had one Continue reading Maera Prawns – codeword for PSOE corrupt payments in Andalucia
A senior official in the Seville Social Security office is on trial for continuing to accept his Mothers pension for 19 years after she passed away. Mum died in 1992, but R.A.S.M., ex-head of Social Security Administration number 1 in Seville continued to forge her pension on the yearly form. She was receiving two pensions, an OAP state pension and a widows pension from the military. The son apparently got 137.582€ over the last two Continue reading Social Security boss took Mums pension for 19 years after she died
Remember that the EU has promised to finish off the high speed railway AVE down to Algeciras? Well, today Madrid announced that it will take control of all of the construction work back from Seville, and will “compensate” Seville for the 280 million euros it has invested so far. The money was spent building 77km between Marchena and Antequera (Málaga). Andalucia was the only region to have spent any of its own money on the Continue reading State takes control of Andalucia’s AVE investments
1,254 people lost their jobs last month in Almería, which means that Almería province was responsible for 52,4% of all job losses in Andalucía. There are now 57,753 unemployed people in Almería. Conversely, Huelva, Cádiz and Seville all registered a small increase in job creation – the three provinces managed to find employment for around 2,000 people last month. There are currently 796,467 unemployed workers across Andalucía. In general, unemployment in Almería has tripled year Continue reading Only Huelva receives less money in special projects from Seville than us!