In 2010, Cataluña announced its intention to ban bullfighting in the region, describing it as ‘incompatible with Catalan tradition’, and the ban came into effect in January 2012. Now, in October 2016, the Spanish Constitutional Court has overturned the ban on the grounds that bullfighting is part of ‘Spanish heritage’ and therefore can only be banned by the central government.
Sánchez insists that the PSOE’s grassroots supports his strategy of stonewalling Rajoy and wants to see a broad coalition of what he calls “the forces of change”. With PSOE votes continuing in a downward spiral, it looks more like a case of wanting ‘power at any cost’. One could not remotely consider either of the long-established parties, PP or PSOE, under the banner ‘forces of change’.
The first flakes of winter – quite late this year – in the Sierra Nevadas and the ski resort was able to open about 2 kilometres of its 107 kilometres of pistes, albeit with a little help from the snow machines.
The Spanish parliament was officially dissolved today in preparation for the general election on December 20th, so from now on we should not take their every utterance with the usual pinch of salt…but a whole bag.
The financial crisis may have resulted in nearly 13 million people – around twenty-seven percent of the population – becoming at risk of poverty or social exclusion, but during the same period, the number of millionaires has reportedly risen by 40%.
Tapas (derived from the Spanish verb tapar, ‘to cover’) are very much a social institution in Spain, a regular part of everyday life.
The Jardines de Picasso – Picasso Gardens – in Málaga opened on Tuesday September 20th 1977 and one month later, this sculpture in honour of the artist was installed.
This photo was taken during the fabulous 2013 Easter (Semana Santa – Holy Week) parades in Nerja, Spain, specifically the […]