Renata Brito and Joseph Wilson, Associated Press Updated 5:06 pm CDT, Monday, April 29, 2019 FILE - In this Saturday, March 2, 2019 photo, a Moroccan worker collects tomatoes in a greenhouse in El Ejido, a municipality of Almeria province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. Surrounded by miles of greenhouses known locally as the "Sea of Plastic," the town of El Ejido was where the upstart far-right Vox Party made its most impressive gains during Sunday's national elections. less FILE - In this Saturday, March 2, 2019 photo, a Moroccan worker collects tomatoes in a greenhouse in El Ejido, a municipality of Almeria province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. Surrounded by ... more Photo: Emilio Morenatti, AP Photo: Emilio Morenatti, AP Image 1 of / 8 Caption … [Read more...] about Far-right in Spain sweeps town with anti-migrant message
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Spain grows ever more popular with tourists every year with a record-breaking number of visitors to its shores in 2017 - 81.8 million in 2017 according to statistics from the World Tourism Organization – but after enjoying the sun, sea and sangria most head back home. But how many foreigners actually choose to put down roots in Spanish soil and make Spain their permanent home? If you take a trip to parts of the Costa Blanca or Costa del Sol it may seem as if it some towns are entirely populated by English-speaking communities but the official statistics provide a different story. Spain is home to 46.5 million people and counts just over 10 percent of its population (4.7 million) as foreigners, with the top three nationalities in terms of size of population being Moroccan, Romanian and Chinese. In fact native English speakers only represent around 7 percent of all the foreign-born residents in Spain. Brits may account for a sizeable proportion of that group but included in the … [Read more...] about Where do all the English speakers live in Spain?
News / World by Press Association 12/02/2019, 8:48 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A politically charged trial of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders has started in Spain’s Supreme Court amid protests and the possibility of an early general election being called in the country. The defendants are being tried on rebellion and other charges stemming from their roles in pushing ahead with a unilateral independence declaration in October 2017. The declaration was based on the results of a divisive secession referendum that ignored a constitutional ban. The trial, arguably Spain’s most important in four decades of democracy, started as the future of prime minister Pedro Sanchez’s minority government hinged on a last-minute change of position by Catalan pro-independence parties to back his 2019 budget. Mr Sanchez could be forced to call an early election if the Catalan separatists, whose support brought the Socialists to power … [Read more...] about Trial of Catalan separatist leaders opens amid political crisis in Spain
Visit the Alhambra Photo: Slaunger/Wikimedia The Moorish fortress in Granada is Spain’s most-visited tourist attraction for a reason; the stunning building has some of the best-preserved examples of Islamic architecture in the world and is, along with the nearby Generalife gardens, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Marvel at Guernica Photo: AFP If you had to see only one painting in Spain make it Picasso´s masterpiece in Madrid´s Reina Sofia Museum. The Spanish artist was inspired to paint the black and white depiction of the bombings of the Basque city of Guernica after reading a graphic description of the carnage that followed by British journalist George Steer. Eat jamón The undisputed national food of Spain, you have to try some authentic jamón iberico from acorn-fed pigs who have been lovingly raised to make the very finest hams. Marvel as the expert ham-cutters slice wafer thin slices of the melt-in-the-mouth meat. Visit the Guggenheim Museum in … [Read more...] about Bucket list: 16 brilliant things to do once in your life in Spain
So Christmas, the New Year and Three Kings Day (Epiphany) in Spain again. Lots of presents for the kids, delicious cakes and chocolates, festive feasts, colourful parades and the annual debate about blackface for the people playing Balthasar in the Wise Men (Three Kings) processions that delight youngsters across the country after they have written their letters asking for lots of toys and put some carrots out for the camels. This year, football star Andrés Iniesta is in hot water after posting a photo of himself on Twitter smiling away next to two friends with blacked-up Wise Men faces. In Alcoy (Alicante), there’s a local group of 200 “black boys” who dress up and run round giving kids presents. Blackface even made it onto the popular kids cooking programme MasterChef Junior this week, on TVE, Spain’s equivalent of the BBC. It’s just tradition, most Spaniards will tell you, Spain isn’t racist, it’s the Three Kings, that’s just … [Read more...] about ANALYSIS: Innocent Christmas blackface or a slippery xenophobic slope for the right in Spain?