Tag Archive for Gürtel

Looking Back: Motril Palms

The last of the May 2009 looking Back articles concerns the fate of the palm trees along the Avenidad de Salobreña in Motril, uprooted when they modernised the thoroughfare.

Gürtel Reaches Motril?

For those of you that are no familiar with the Caso Gürtel, it is probably the biggest political corruption scandal ever to rock Spain and involves the Central Government.

The Barcenas Nightmare

Nightmare for the Partido Popular, that is, because this said gentleman was a conservative member of the Spanish Senate and the treasurer for the party on a national level – corruption investigations have unearthed that besides being a prime suspect in the Gürtel scandal, he also stashed away 22m euros in Switzerland.

Gurtel Gnashing

As mentioned last month, the connection between the national corruption scandal of Caso Gürtel and the Urbanisacion Las Alminares has been taken up by the Salobreña opposition parties as an electoral WMD against the Mayor.

Money Laundering Touches Salobreña

It’s not a good time for the governing party in Salobreña to hear that the judge who is investigating the biggest political corruption scandal in over a decade (Gürtel) confirmed that the case touches Salobreña.

Corruption Touchdown I

El Caso Gürtel is possibly the biggest corruption scandal in history of post-Franco Spain, and one of its tentacles has touched the Costa Tropical: Urbanisación Las Alminares.

Corruption Touchdown II

First of all, it is very important to make it very clear here that not all the villas in Urbanisación las Alminares are tainted by this scandal – many were bought by honest people through honest means.

Money Laundering

There’s only one place to start this month’s effort, for it’s not often our village makes the national news! I refer of course to the investigation (code-named Gürtel) into the source of funds used to purchase some of the houses built on the new(ish) urbanisation Alminares, abutting the Monte de Los Almendros.