The Day in Spain #24

Hi again!

Well, it’s been a while. Sorry for my long absence. Unfortunately, the previous Day in Spain model was not sustainable timewise. I couldn’t keep up with my daily work and those long  posts, and the quality of both was starting to go down. I was also struggling as a journalist, having to leave out some topics that I consider of paramount importance.

So, although I’d love to keep on doing political analysis, I’m afraid I won’t be able to do it on a daily basis. I’ll try other periodicities. Keep tuned.

But I’ve decided to keep on coming here on a daily basis, and leaving you some headlines on Spanish news. You will see that I include smaller and less mainstream stories. If you need help or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out using the comments below or through email, Twitter or Facebook.

THE DAY IN SPAIN #24

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Rodolfo Martín Villa, one of the defendants required to be questioned by the Argentinian judge

Politics

  • PSOE implodes:Pedro Sanchez calls for primaries while conservative sectors demand his resignation.
  • PP wins an absolute majority in Galicia and PNV will choose government partner in the Basque Country

Corruption

  • The “Black cards” trial against 65 politicians, businessmen, union leaders and bankers kicks off. Among the defendants there is Rodrigo Rato, former Finmin and chairman of the IMF.

Cities

  • NGO Ecologistas en Acción start crowdfunding campaign to protect the legendary “España” building in Madrid. The funds will be used to finance the legal proceeding against reducing the level of protection.
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España Building, Madrid Credit: Malouette (Flickr)

Human Rights

  • The Andalusian Association for the Defense of Human Rights (APDHA) denounces that the government hasn’t included the 64 dead and 131 disappeared in its “Report on the fight against illegal immigration”. These and other human right violations are unaccounted for, according to APDHA.
  • Argentinian judge María Servini demands that 19 defendants accused of human rights violations during the Francoist dictatorship are questioned in Spain.

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