Thursday, December 31, 2015
'Why do Spaniards do their 'business' in the sea?' and 10 more news stories published in the El País English edition this year
Spain's most popular newspaper, El País, publishes a small English-language edition. Here are links to the the top ten stories of the English edition in 2015:
As the first black person to be elected to Spain's Congress, Rita Bosaho says she is "overcome" by the media attention she has received over the last week. Born with Spanish nationality in Spain's former African colony of Equatorial Guinea, she came to Spain at the age of four, …
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Tomé estas fotos el día de Navidad durante un paseo por el parque Cuña Verde, uno de los parques que rodean mi barrio. Felices fiestas, Carlos
Friday, December 25, 2015
Read the rest of Miguel-Anxo Murado's excellent article here.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
El Canto de las Vihuelas performs a 16th century traditional Spanish Christmas song called "Dadme albricias, hijos d' Eva" ("Bring Me Gifts, Children of Eve").
Below is a link to the YouTube page of the group, El Canto de las Vihuelas, who specialize in period music. They are Maria Sala (soprano), Paul Baleta (fiddle, viola and vihuela, an early form of the guitar), and Alejandro Baleta (vihuela, harp and Renaissance lute).
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Spanish man fined for calling police slackers on Facebook; King and Queen to visit St. Augustine, Florida for its 450 birthday
Excerpts from Newsvine seeds. Click on headline for more:
The first known individual to fall foul of Spain’s controversial new “gag law” has spoken out against what he sees as the repression of free speech after he received a fine for describing his local police force as "slackers" on Facebook. Eduardo Diaz, a 27-ye …
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
San Fermin bull-run gore count; Hug, Kiss, Steal; Granada mayor tells teen girls 'nearly naked' looks best; One thing Left & Right agree on; More Spanish speakers in USA than Spain
No-one was gored this morning in the final 'encierro,' or bull run, of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain, but so far today five people have been taken to hospital for other injuries, including craneofacial, cervical, foot and arm traumas. According to local officials, t …
Spain's national police have broken up an organized band of thieves using hugs and kisses to distract victims. Authorities have charged nine people in various cities across the country with using a technique called 'abracitos' ('little hugs') to commit robbery. The me …
The mayor of Granada, Spain, has told a group of recent high school graduates that the less clothes women wear, the better they look. Mayor José Torres Hurtado had just finished awarding certificates to the city's 10 students who received the highest scores on univer …
According to Spain's ruling right-wingers, the Popular Party:
The United States is now the world’s second largest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico, according to a new study published by the prestigious Instituto Cervantes. The report says there are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the US plus a further 11.6 million who ar …
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Unvaccinated child dies of diphtheria / Citizenship granted to Sephardic Jews. Descendants of expelled Muslims get nothing
Spain related Newsvine posts:
Spanish media is reporting that a six-year-old infected with diphtheria died early this morning. The boy, from the town of Olot in the region of Catlonia, had not been vaccinated against the disease, which had not been seen in Spain in nearly three decades. He had been unde …
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Here are my latest Spain related posts on Newsvine:
Manuela Carmena Castrillo, the candidate of the leftist coalition Ahora Madrid (Now Madrid), is the new Mayor of the capital of Spain.
Spain's 1st diphtheria case in 30+ years: child, whose parents oppose vaccines, in serious conditionA six-year-old child diagnosed with diphtheria remained …
In one corner, a countess and veteran politician who is a devout admirer of the late Margaret Thatcher. In the other, a retired judge and former communist party member who describes herself as a “hugging grandma”. Charismatic and tough as nails, the two ideological …