An act by Mayor Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo of Marinaleda on a hot August day in 2012 has made a household name across Spain and he is being called the Robin Hood of Andalucia.
On that day, he along with other supporters marched into the supermarket of a neighboring town and asked if they all are hungry and said let's shop. They picked up things and distributed among the poor.
A rise has been witnessed in the number of passengers coming to Spain through cruises and boats in 2013. As per the state ports data, more than 7.66 million cruise passengers have been welcomed in the country in 2013.
On comparing the 2013 data with that of 2012, an increase of 1.3% has been witnessed and 3,846 boats of cruise type have stopped in Spain. This has led to the production of 1.255 million euros in the form of revenue from this industry.
Miguel de Cervantes was a Spanish novelist, poet and playwright. He was buried in April 1616 in the church of the red-brick Convent of Trinitarians, Central Madrid. After four centuries of the death of the author of 'Don Quixote of la Mancha', Madrid has decided to fund a search for the remains of Cervantes.
For preliminary analysis, Madrid city hall has allocated 12,000-14,000 euros. After a few weeks, a radar study would be carried out.
The Madrid train bombings carried out on March 11, 2004, are considered to be deadliest Islamic terrorist attack on the European soil. The coordinated attack killed 191 people and wounded nearly 2,000.
Many of the survivors and relatives of those who died are still suffering from trauma. They are living with a feeling that justice has been denied or it could be best to say that it has been partially fulfilled.
In order to better the plight of struggling companies in Spain, the government has approved a new rule on Friday. The move is solely intended to help companies cut debt and avoid bankruptcy as the country has already begun to show signs of economic recovery.
The rules will make it easy for companies to get loans by making it harder for small creditors to veto deals. Also, it has devised a mechanism for creditors to write off part of a borrower's debt.
A primary deal has been agreed upon by British telecom group Vodafone to purchase Spanish cable group Ono after Vodafone increased its initial bid for the acquisition, said sources privy to the deal.
The earlier bid by Vodafone was refused by private equity-backed Ono in February. Ono sells fixed and mobile phone, TV and internet services. Ono had plans to go ahead with its initial public offering that would value the company at seven billion euros, including debt.
An aircraft carrying Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was forced to return and make an emergency landing at Dublin Airport this afternoon after a warning light turned on, said officials. The plane, Falcon 900, departed from the runway at 3:30 pm.
The flight from Dublin to Madrid returned to the Irish capital shortly after the takeoff as a precautionary measure, said a spokeswoman for the Spanish government. She said that after the plane was checked and given all clear, Rajoy resumed his trip to Madrid.
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