Sublime!

The nicest Champions League final in years? No big deal, but some credit has to go to Manchester Utd. Sir Alex’s tactics were wrong. He could have set his side up to try and defend to a penalty shoot-out but instead he tried to make a game of it. That Barcelona won playing not just … More Sublime!

Garzon, an ‘inconvenient’ judge, now sitting in the dock

It seems that some people do their best to keep the impunity of crime during the Spanish Civil War and the Franco’s dictatorship: the 1977 amnesty law is outdated as it comes into contradiction with the regulatory offence of ‘crimes against humanity’, which is not prescribed under any circumstances – this is one of the … More Garzon, an ‘inconvenient’ judge, now sitting in the dock

A 3D Exploration of Picasso’s Guernica by Lena Gieseke ©

>> Haga clic aquí para la versión en castellano The ‘Guernica’ is a powerful masterpiece, an oil canvas, of very impressive proportions (782 x351 cm), that Pablo R. Picasso made in 1937 for the Paris International Exhibition. The fabric, black and white, represents the bombing of the town of Gernika on 26 April 1937 by … More A 3D Exploration of Picasso’s Guernica by Lena Gieseke ©

EU plans microcredit line to tackle youth unemployment

>> Haga clic aquí para la versión en castellano With jobless rates rising, the 27-member bloc is working on a 100-million-euro ($139-million) microloan program to help unemployed young people start their own businesses. The unemployment rate for those under the age of 25 in the European Union reached 21.4 percent in December, according to statistics … More EU plans microcredit line to tackle youth unemployment

A New Definition of Misery

>> Haga clic aquí para la versión en castellano A lesson from the history of a new “misery index,” created by Pierre Cailleteau, an economist and sovereign risk analyst at Moody’s. The international ratings agency has ranked Spain as top of its Misery Index — a metric which adds a country’s fiscal deficit and the … More A New Definition of Misery

The US economic revival just (provisionally) around the corner

>> Haga clic aquí para la versión en castellano The US economy yesterday offered a robust data that, at least temporarily, allowed closing the world’s largest economic downturn since the Second World War. American GDP growth in the third quarter was 3.5% after four consecutive quarters’ drops. The positive data was expected by analysts, but … More The US economic revival just (provisionally) around the corner

International lawyers support the Garzon’s cause against Franco’s regime

The Spanish Supreme Court summons the judge in a lawsuit for ‘deliberate neglect of duty’. The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), based in Geneva and made up of 59 presidents and former presidents of supreme courts, judges and lawyers from countries represented at the United Nations, expressed on Tuesday 8 Sept. its concern about the … More International lawyers support the Garzon’s cause against Franco’s regime

The Spanish Law of Universal Jurisdiction, now in Brackets?

The Spanish National Criminal Court (Audiencia Nacional), open to individuals supported by combative magistrates such as Pinochet’s antagonist, judge Baltasar Garzón, has ostensibly become a breeding ground for politically-charged prosecutions having little or no connection to Spain. Investigations have been initiated against renowned American officials including Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice related to the torture … More The Spanish Law of Universal Jurisdiction, now in Brackets?

Conjunction of planets

… a call to order to our Spanish political leaders Conjunction of planets is becoming more and more unworkable, since President Obama is a planet apart and he knows inside out who is blameworthy for the crisis  –this downturn that spreads throughout the world. Because of President Obama makes what is required to cut the … More Conjunction of planets

Congratulations Barça

Friendly football, creativity, teamwork, humility, excellence… these are the values emerging after the playing style  Barça has practiced throughout the season. An asset for Barcelona’s projection abroad.