In Castilleja de la Cuesta in Seville province, according to the not terribly impartial Javier Caraballo.
It’s warm again outside, so people are going for walks again, and the first thing they notice is that the council hasn’t finished any of the things it promised it would. Javier lives in “socialist” Andalusia and Graeme lives in “conservative” Madrid, and both believe that this is proof that this, rather than saying something about Spanish politics in general, is proof that the party controlling their respective administration is corrupt and inefficient beyond anything else in existence.
[If an Andalusian school were to collapse under the weight of the learning accumulated inside, would that constitute valid grounds for home-schooling?]
- Screwed by the euro
A Madrid barman does the sums.
- Public art in Barcelona
A new council site.
- How many working Andalusians does it take to keep a fellow-countryman on the dole?
More than some people think.
- Revisionist histories
Josep Maria Fàbregas notes that the remit of the campaign to “recuperate historical memory” doesn’t appear to extend to Radio Liberty,
- Elections (brothels, Nazis), corruption, Girona airport shuttle, an Andalusian lexicon
Link love for 05/06/2009.