Sunday, August 9, 2020

Why do some want us to forget?

If Spain’s judges can chase, hound and illegitimise Latin American dictators, why can’t they do the same to their own asks Carlos Pranger WITH the...

The Queen of Spain’s literary past

Hemingway for lunch, fascists hiding in the bathroom, beatnik blondes staying for years. After the Olive Press reported that Gerald Brenan’s house is in...

Drowning in water, bricks and mortar

As the big clean up of Almuñecar begins, Bob Maddox draws parallels between the flood destruction wrought in the town and that in sleepy...

The Search for Lorca’s Grave

Carlos Pranger WHEN the Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936, Gerald Brenan was living with his wife Gamel Woolsey in Churriana, a village west...

Hollywood star’s Marbella home closer to demolition

It appears the Spanish justice system has finally caught up with actor Antonio Banderas

Mystery deluge of sewage from Ronda massacres thousands of fish

Could malfunction of new Ronda sewage works be behind leak that has snuffed out all life in the Guadiaro in Jimera?

The goats of Spain

The wild mountain goats frequently found in herds across the mountain ranges of Andalucia are Spanish Ibex

Myths and mortar

Lisa Tilley delivers some home-truths about the Spanish property market and advice for those who want out

Worth its weight in gold

Clive Muir and Sue Eatock investigate the carob tree, whose seeds are valued by jewellers and goldsmiths

The Collar of Concrete strangling Spain

In this exclusive, hard-hitting dispatch, author Chris Stewart warns that in selling out to developers, Spain risks destroying its tourist industry. In a call...

El cinturón de cemento que acabará asfixiando a España

En este informe revelador, el escritor de Entre Limones, Chris Stewart, nos avisa del peligro que corre el turismo en España si sigue vendiéndose...

Bringing back the bone-crusher

Lisa Tilley investigates the battle to reintroduce the lammergeyer vulture to the sierras of Andalucia THE lammergeyer is affectionately known as the ‘bearded vulture’ in...

Eta’s crusade and the imaginary Basque nation

Carlos Pranger looks at the history of Eta and wonders what the future holds for the separatist group ON March 22, 2006, Eta declared a...

Bare facts on Spain’s bears

Listed in the Spanish Catalogue of Endangered Species as being in danger of extinction, the Cantabrian brown bear’s existence in Spain is not widely known

We need a better-informed drug user

Alarming reports into cocaine abuse in Spain do not surprise Carlos Pranger. He believes too many of his countrymen confuse the freedom of democracy...

No tears left to shed

This mass grave by the roadside was not the first in Spain to be unearthed in the past four years and it wouldn’t be...

In search of Sylvania

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Groucho Marx's death, Paul Read travels to Loja to find out why the town was chosen to feature...

Alhambra rambled

The secret walks led by the superb Alhambra Rambler are nothing to be scared of - as Lisa Tilley finds out

From bikinis to zimmer frames

In the final part of our exclusive serialisation of Ghosts of Spain, Giles Tremlett explains how British buyers are closely tied to the sewer...

Brothels for the disabled!

Spain is probably the most permissive and sex obsessed country in Europe, discovers Tremlett WHEN it comes to sex surveys, I am used to Cosmopolitan...

The Ghosts of Spain

Here, in our first exclusive extract from Guardian correspondent Giles Tremlett's incisive, ground-breaking book Ghosts of Spain, we relive the tragic “secret” events that...

My collision with Spain’s troubled history

One of the longest serving foreign correspondents in Spain, Giles Tremlett delivers an almost daily slice of Iberian news to the pages of The...

From raisins to rebels

Theresa O’Shea takes a tour of Malaga’s bandit country – the Axarquia range of mountains. Instead of highway robbery, she falls prey to the...

Algarrobico: The never ending story

As Greenpeace claims work on the Algarrobico Hotel continues, the Olive Press charts the controversial history of the edifice that has become a symbol of rampant coastal destruction

Has freedom of speech gone to the dogs?

Carlos Pranger analyses the sinister implications after the judiciary started legal proceedings against a newspaper and a magazine for their satirical swipes at Spain’s...

Blas Infante: Father of Andalucia

As the anniversary of Blas Infante’s assassination is commemorated, Lisa Tilley finds out about the man who is officially recognised as el Padre de...