According to the World Health Organisation, the people who have the longest life expectancy in the world are natives of Lanjarón.
The Motril IU and PP are revving up for some Christmas spirit and are throwing mutual accusations at each other.
The photo coverage offered by the US daily, the New York Times, had most Spaniards reacting with indignation. There were photographs of people sifting through rubbish hoppers etc, and only Mad Max and a herd of zombies was missing to give the impression that Spain was oozing misery.
Hotels on the Costa Tropical face having to close down for the off season as fears grow over the a possible loss of state-subsidized holidays for pensioners.
It was a system that worked well; pensioners would open the school gates in the morning – it gave them something to do and added a little to a meagre pension. Everybody was happy, as the arrangement had been in place for decades… but then an opposition party denounced that one of the janitors was the father of one of the ruling party.
Six people were arrested for allegedly embezzling 9,700 euros from an elderly man, even going so far as to threaten his life. The six men, all from different villages around the Alpujarra, are aged between 21 and 40.
Many hotels on the Costa Tropical manage to keep going through the winter thanks to Imserso, which is a state-subsidized, pensioners’ holiday scheme. However, this winter, like the swallows, they’re staying elsewhere.