Month: December 2019

Spain and Britain set date to negotiate on post-Brexit Gibraltar

Former Foreign Minister Josep Borrell and Brexit Minister Steve Barclay in September.EP (EL PAÍS) Britain’s imminent departure from the European Union means that Spain is embarking on a special task: negotiating Gibraltar’s own exit from the European club. In mid-January, the Spanish government and the United Kingdom will begin talks on the British Overseas Territory, …

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Alleged fraudster ‘Little Nicolás’: “They sent me to a school where everyone was rich except for me”

It’s breakfast time. On the second floor of a building in one of the most expensive areas of Madrid, a young man opens the door of a luxury apartment that has been seized by the authorities from a drug dealer, and is now being used by a special team from Spain’s internal affairs unit to …

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Why an American photographer is fighting for Madrid’s Romani community

Sevda, a Gyspy woman who was once punched in the face while sleeping.Michael Damanti If you have walked through Puerta del Sol square in downtown Madrid, you may have seen them. Among the people dressed up as Super Mario and Mickey Mouse, the cigarette stands and the buskers, they slip in and out of the …

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Discovering Chillida Leku and the magic of San Sebastián

The reopening of the Chillida Leku Museum is the perfect excuse to visit San Sebastián – known in Basque as Donostia – in Spain’s northwestern Basque Country. As are the city’s delicious pinxtos, the tapas-like creations that are an art in themselves. Indeed, there are more than enough reasons to visit San Sebastián, a city …

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Spaniards in the UK: “I have a Plan B but Britons are trapped if things don’t go well”

A polling station in Priors Dean, in the south of England.Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/dpa They want to stay in the United Kingdom, they point to the contribution of Europeans to British prosperity and they fear Brexit more for its impact on the domestic economy than the possible effect the country’s departure from the European Union could …

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Gibraltar braces for British election as Brexit deadline looms

A television in a bar in Gibraltar shows a commercial for the British election debate.Marcos Moreno Conchita was among the 95.91% of Gibraltarians who voted against Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union in the 2016 referendum. Like her neighbors, she was shocked to find out the following day that the United Kingdom would be leaving …

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Revolting alliances

Change is coming to Latin America and Chileans know it.GORAN TOMASEVIC (REUTERS) Here are a few of last week’s headlines: “Sweden’s dominant centrist party reverses its position and announces willingness to work with right-wing nationalists.” “To retain power, [Canadian Prime Minister] Trudeau must learn to work with rivals.” “Israel faces third election in less than …

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