As private banker to dozens of Andalusian officials I have been responsible for maintaining the padded mattress sector in work this year. Before the summer a client called to complain that inflation threatened to render worthless the not particularly hard-earned stash of 500s he maintains under one of my beds. But there is more woof than wolf at the Banco del Estado Caracol, so I had a quiet chat with M and this is what he came up with:
I once shared a radio show with an artist whose art consisted of forging banknotes and who as a result had some trouble in the UK and various other places. There doesn’t seem to be the same level of concern in Spain, so maybe the políticos will discover one day that their secret millions are all fakes.
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Gypsy clans living on an old dung heap north of Granada may have the answer.
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Arthur Thesleff seems to have burnt most film further east, but there’s a nice snap of some early Andalusians.
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Variation in air traffic numbers throws interesting light on Spain’s problems as it plunges into recession.
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I’m beginning to suspect that some people come out walking principally for the bizarre drinking opportunities encountered on the way. This
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There is no statistical evidence for claims that the Franco government worked for Real Madrid and against Barça.