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Poor Barcelona

Barcelona used to be a friendly city and now is the stage of the most absurd and incomprehensible chaos.

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Greece and Spain

Syriza’s Victory in Greece has been followed with attention in Spain, where a new leftist party “Podemos” (we can) is willing to emulate what their greek colleagues just did, taking advantage of the tiredness of the people mostly because of the corruption in politics.

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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

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Spain's King Juan Carlos Abdicates

Spain’s King Juan Carlos I, 76, decided today by surprise to abdicate in his son Felipe, 46. But the succession is not automatic. The Spanish parliament must approve an organic law before. This step will be a test to the stability of the kingdom in Spain which was reinstalled with Juan Carlos only 39 years ago. This will be the first succession since then.

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Marginedas freed

Spanish reporter Marc Marginedas has been freed after six months kidnapped in Syria by fighters of radical Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Marginedas, a seasoned war reporter working for El Periodico, was kidnapped last september 4th near Hama, when he was going to make a report about a village supposed to have […]

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Amnesty International: EU failing Syrian refugees

In a briefing published today, Amnesty International details how European Union (EU) member states have only offered to open their doors to around 12,000 of the most vulnerable refugees from Syria: just 0.5 per cent of the 2.3 million people who have fled the country.

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Too late

President Obama will stop the NSA spying on allies, the head of US Senate’s Intelligence Committee, Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, said in a statement after the scandal prompted by the news that the US spy agency intercepted German Chancellor’s Angela Merkel cell phone from 2002 along with 34 other world leaders. Too late. With this statement they admit it’s true. The trust is completely broken. The damage done.

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Terrorists free

The Strasbourg Human Rights Court ruling that made possible set free a Spanish ETA terrorist convicted for 24 killings left me speechless. I don’t have doubts the Judges had their reasons to rule in favour of the terrorist, most of them procedural reasons, but a penal system that can set free a terrorist serving a little more than a year for killing is not fair. That’s the case of Spain.

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Stop the war

Now Syrian opposition groups have conducted talks in Madrid, Spain, to try to reach a common political ground ahead to the international conference of peace proposed by the US and Russia that will take place in Geneva in June organized by the UN. Al Assad already has appointed his representatives for that conference. The opposition […]

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The door to my homeland

I just arrive from school. There is a good smell from the kitchen where my mother is fixing dinner mixed with a  tobacco smell from my father’s room where he is typing furiously in his typewriter the column for tomorrow’s newspaper about international news immersed in a cloud of smoke. Some static sounds emerge from […]

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