The first advice I got when I arrived was: don’t step on the dirt, only the asphalt or the concrete. the place had been sown with landmines and nobody on my side of the city had the map of where those lethal devices were placed. Take a shortcut to go from one place to another was a creepy risk. Today thousands of refugees risk their lives fleeing from the war in Syria, crossing the Mediterranean, trying to reach Germany.
Some 3,300 people a day still arriving on Lesvos
Despite dangerous sea conditions, the United Nations refugee agency today reported that the number of refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos continues to be high, at an average of 3,300 people per day so far in November.
UK will not support migrant search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean
The United Kingdom Government announced earlier this week they will not support any future search and rescue operations to prevent migrants and refugees drowning in the Mediterranean, stating that such operations can encourage more people to attempt the dangerous sea crossing to enter Europe
Elections results in Ukraine
Petro Poroshenko didn’t win the parliamentary elections in Ukraine. With the 80% of ballots counted his party was slightly behind the People’s Front of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Both are pro western parties but with different ideologies.
Ebola here and there
There is a lot of information about the few infected with Ebola in the US and Europe, but not so much about the real core of the problem which is the huge outbreak in Africa and the lack of resources to fight against it and avoid the spread of the virus. with 10,000 new cases per week expected by december Africa needs money and resources as soon as possible to avoid the spread of the virus.
Italy rescues 6,000 people crossing Mediterranean in four days
The Italian navy had rescued some 6,000 people who had set out from Libya in overcrowded boats in just four days, said the UNHCR.
I believe in human beings, not in masses
I have a friend who is walking from Santiago, Spain to Jerusalem in behalf of an association of families with people ill of Alzheimer who is already in Croatia after doing almost 1,900 miles. One of is friends advised him in is blog to be careful, entering the Balkans, “land of tribal fights” “Religion fundamentalism”, […]
Why don't save the Euro...peans?
It seems that Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy are determined to save the Euro, no matter what. And they are proposing a sort of re-foundation of the European Union that will force the members to include in their constitutions some economic measures, like don’t trespass the 3% of deficit yearly. The Ship is sinking and […]
Al Alandalus, the Turks and sensibilities
Recently, President Obama was criticized in Spain because of his words about the example of harmony in coexistence during the Caliphate of Al-Andalus and the horrors of the Inquisition not knowing apparently that this last events of the inquisition happened centuries after the rule of the “mores”. There are a lot of spaniards who have […]
Sorry,I just have been too sick this week to follow properly the news. I was thinking in leaving only an excuse and resume my entries next week when I read about the last plans of Vladimir Putin in accordance with president Medvedev: Change the Constitution, make the presidential term 6 years long and if possible, […]