Tag Archives: Spain

Nazis March Through Madrid’s Gayborhood [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: The Madrid prosecutor’s office opened an investigation on Monday after a crowd of about 200 people sporting Nazi paraphernalia marched in the Spanish capital’s gay-friendly neighbourhood of Chueca on Saturday shouting offensive anti-LGBT slogans. The protesters shouted “Out of our neighbourhood” and “Get out of Madrid” prefaced by derogatory words for gay people, the prosecutor’s office said in …

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Spain Calls Canary Islands Safe After Volcano Erupts

Reuters reports: The Canary Islands are safe to visit and a volcano eruption there is a “wonderful show”, Spanish Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Monday, just hours after 5,000 people, including hundreds of tourists, had to be evacuated. Maroto’s remarks drew immediate criticism from Teodoro Garcia Egea, secretary general of the opposition People’s Party, who posted an article on …

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Anti-Gay Bishop Quits To Be With Satanic Erotica Writer

The BBC reports: When Spanish bishop Xavier Novell resigned last month, the Roman Catholic Church cited strictly personal reasons without going into detail. It has now emerged in Spanish media that he fell in love with a woman who writes Satanic-tinged erotic fiction. In 2010 at the age of 41, he became Spain’s youngest bishop, in Solsona in the north-eastern …

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Homophobic Snickers Ad Pulled In Spain After Outcry

The BBC reports: Snickers in Spain has pulled a controversial TV advert that was heavily criticised for being homophobic. The 20-second commercial shows Spanish influencer Aless Gibaja transform into a bearded man with a low voice after eating a Snickers ice cream. The video went viral this week, with some calling for a boycott of Snickers. The chocolate brand has …

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US Issues “Do Not Travel” Advisory For Spain, Portugal

Reuters reports: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State Department on Monday both warned against travel to Spain, Portugal, Cyprus and Kyrgyzstan because of a rising number of COVID-19 cases in those countries. The CDC raised its travel advisory to “Level Four: Very High” for those countries telling Americans they should avoid travel there, while the …

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Fourth Suspect Charged In Murder Of Spanish Gay Man

El Pais reports: Spanish police have arrested a fourth individual in connection with the deadly beating of a young man by a group of at least seven people in the northwestern city of A Coruña last Saturday. The suspect is a man in his early twenties who is friends with the three people – two men and a woman – …

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Three Arrested In Mob Murder Of Spanish Gay Man

El Pais reports: Spain’s National Police have arrested three people on suspicion of their involvement in the beating to death of 24-year-old nurse Samuel Luiz in the early hours of Saturday morning in A Coruña, Galicia. That’s according to police sources, who spoke to EL PAÍS. The police confirmed that the three people arrested are two men and a woman …

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Spain Sees Nationwide Protests In 24 Year Old’s Murder By Anti-Gay Mob, Prime Minister Vows Justice [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Thousands of people have taken to the streets of towns and cities across Spain to demand justice, equality and protection after a gay man was beaten to death in what police believe could have been a homophobic attack. Samuel Luiz, a 24-year-old nursing assistant, was out with friends in the Galician city of A Coruña in the …

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Spain Reimposes Nightlife Restrictions Amid Surge

The Associated Press reports: Faced with soaring numbers of new coronavirus infections among unvaccinated young people, some Spanish regions are reinstating curbs on nightlife only weeks after dropping them. New infections have spread among Spanish teenagers as a result of trips and parties to celebrate the end of the school year. Thousands have been forced to go into isolation nationwide …

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REPORT: McAfee Found With Suicide Note In Pocket

The Associated Press reports: The widow of John McAfee, the British-American tycoon who died in a Spanish prison this week while awaiting extradition to the United States, on Friday demanded a “thorough investigation” of his death, saying her husband did not appear suicidal when they last spoke. Authorities in Spain are conducting an autopsy on McAfee’s body but have said …

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US Fugitive John McAfee Found Dead In Spanish Prison

CNBC reports: Eccentric antivirus software company founder John McAfee was found dead in his prison cell in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, shortly after Spain’s National Court approved his extradition to the United States to face criminal tax evasion charges, Reuters and the Associated Press confirmed. The Spanish newspaper El Mundo first reported that the 75-year-old McAfee was dead, according to …

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Spanish Town Arrests Man For Purposely Infecting 22

CNN reports: A man in the town of Manacor on the Spanish island of Mallorca has been arrested on suspicion of infecting 22 people with Covid-19, according to the Spanish National Police. “Despite having symptoms and having done a PCR test, he continued his normal life without waiting for the result or quarantining,” police said of the suspect in a …

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SPAIN: 5000 COVID-Tested Fans Attend Concert

NBC News reports: Music fans in Barcelona hugged, danced and sang along at a sold-out rock concert on Saturday night after taking rapid Covid-19 tests in a trial that could revive the live music industry in Spain and beyond. Some 5,000 fans at the show for Spanish indie band Love of Lesbian had to wear masks but social distancing was …

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Airlines Bar UK Expats From Returning Home To Spain

Sky News reports: A number of British expats hoping to return to their homes in Spain say they have been stopped from boarding their flight at Heathrow Airport. Two airlines have reportedly claimed their proof of residency documents were no longer valid after the end of the Brexit transition period with the EU on 31 December. Spanish and British authorities …

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Spain To Keep Registry Of COVID Vaccine Refusers

Ansa reports: The news was in the air for days, now it’s official. In Spain there will be a register of people who refuse the Covid vaccine. The vaccine will not be mandatory, said Health Minister Salvador Illa, but whoever decides not to do so will be included in a “register” which will then be shared with other European Union …

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Spain Declares Emergency, Imposes National Curfew

Euronews reports: The Spanish government on Sunday agreed to declare a new state of emergency, which would allow a curfew to be imposed across the country as it continues to battle a resurgence of coronavirus cases. An extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers was held in Madrid on Sunday morning “in order to examine the terms of a new …

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Spain Becomes First EU Nation To Top 1M COVID Cases

Reuters reports: Spain became the first Western European country to exceed 1 million COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, doubling its tally in just six weeks despite a series of increasingly stringent measures to control the second wave of the virus. Health ministry data showed total cases had reached 1,005,295, rising by 16,973 from the previous day. The death toll increased by …

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European Leaders Warn Of New Lockdown Amid Surge

The New York Times reports: In France, President Emmanuel Macron warned on Friday that the authorities were doing “everything to avoid a new lockdown.” A day later, the country reported over 7,300 new virus cases, its highest daily tally since March 31 and a number that sent its seven-day average to a new record of 4,668. As Germany faces its …

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Former Spanish King Appears To Flee Country [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Spain’s former King Juan Carlos has left the country for an unknown destination, weeks after he was linked to an inquiry into alleged corruption. Juan Carlos, 82, announced the move on Monday in a letter to his son, Felipe, to whom he handed power six years ago. He said he would be available if prosecutors needed to …

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SPAIN: Masks Required Until Cure Or Vaccine Arrives

The Hill reports: Wearing a mask in public will be mandatory in Spain until there is a widely available cure or a vaccine for the coronavirus, Health Minister Salvador Illa announced Tuesday. Illa said at a press conference that wearing masks and other hygienic measures in public places will “remain in place until we permanently defeat the virus, which is …

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