Tag Archive for andalusia

Technological Predation

As technology advances like a tsunami, so do the related abuses and misuse, and what people easily forget is that often what may seem clearly wrong is just as often not reflected in the current legal code.

Goodbye Luciano

Luciano Rodríguez Quirós, owner of Venta Luciano, died on the 8th of March, at the age of 73. This gentle person began the business back in the fifties and during half a century built it up, receiving awards along the way, such as being selected as one of the Cien Andaluces del Turismo by the…

Done Over?

Around 100 British families are taking a Spanish real-estate developer, as well as three ex-agents of a British agency, to court after having paid out in total over 4.5m euros for second homes in Estepona; homes that were never built.

Cyclist Hit Twice

In Málaga, a 50-year-old Romanian cyclist was peacefully riding his bike in the new bike lane when a red Seat Leon, driven by a youth, collided with him knocking him to the ground.

Dopey Cops?

An old refrain has it that the cops have the best dope, which the following news only serves to confirm: the chief anti-drug officer for the Guardia Civil in Malaga has been arrested for drug trafficking.

Manufactured Education

It’s bad enough that in Andalucia the educational system has been shown to be defective and deficient, producing sub-par scholars with sub-par results once the former enter the work force, but to discover, or rather, uncover a ring which offered diplomas for titles that the students never even studied for, well, the cake’s been taken and left out in the rain.

Radar Arson

A radar installation that is used to monitor seaborne drug trafficking has suffered its second arson attack, this time causing damage valued at a million euro.

Asking Benny

Brilliant, I thought, just as the election campaigns begin, I suddenly appear on the Mayor’s TV channel – great for neutrality, but having been knobbled, I decided to go ahead and ask him some simmering questions.

Dopy Cops

An old refrain has it that the cops have the best dope, which the following news only serves to confirm: the chief anti-drug officer for the Guardia Civil in Málaga has been arrested for alleged drug trafficking.

Manufactured Education

An organization calling itself The Independent Union of Workers of Cádiz has allegedly offered tens of thousands of diplomas in exchange for money, without the need of studying, for several years.