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· July, 2012

Stories about Spain from July, 2012

31 July 2012

Spain: Fighting Catalonia's Wild Fires

The terrifying fires that continue to devastate the Catalan comarca of Alt Empordà have given way to the citizens' initiative #1Català1Arbre, launched on Twitter by Oriol Puig. The goal is...

23 July 2012

Spain: King's Controversial Son-in-law Gets Salary in Millions

Amid austerity cuts, the Duke of Palma and son-in-law of the King of Spain Iñaki Urdangarín's new salary has caused a scandal in the country. Urdangarín will receive a 1.5...

Spain: Street Protests are Unstoppable

Since the miners arrived in Madrid on strike against the 63% cuts to their sector, demonstrations haven't stopped in Spain. We share images of the protests in Madrid, the capital...

17 July 2012

Spain: Controversy After Supreme Court Nullifies Catalan Immersion

The debate over language in Catalonia has heavily occupied the blogosphere, ever since Spain's Supreme Court nullified linguistic immersion for children between three and six-years-old. Linguistic immersion used to guarantee...

15 July 2012

Spain: Parliamentarian Insults Millions of Unemployed People

During a meeting of congressional representatives, Parliament member Andrea Fabra, amidst applauses, yelled "fuck them!" to millions of unemployed Spanish citizens, following Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's announcement of the harshest...

13 July 2012

Spain: Supporting the Miners: “Yes, Yes, They Do Represent Us!”

Thousands joined in and showed their support for Spanish miners when they arrived in Madrid after walking 400 kilometres from the north of Spain. The miners were surprised at the...

12 July 2012

#TwitterEnCatalà Provokes Tweets of Joy and Hate

Thousands of Catalan-speaking netizens celebrated the fact that Twitter finally speaks their language. The hashtag #twitterencatalà quickly became a trending topic in Spain.