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Spain takes part in major operation to combat illegal animal trading

The Civil Guard, in the framework of operation “Blizzard” to combat the illegal trade in reptiles and involving 22 countries around the world, has arrested or is investigating six people for trafficking of endangered species. At European level, approx-imately 1,500 live snakes, lizards and geckos were seized, also resulting in a total of 12 arrests, six in Italy and ...Full Article

Sports tourism on the increase in Spain

Sports tourism generated 2.44 billion euros in Spain in 2018, ten per cent up on the previous year. According to the figures published by the Ministry of Culture and ...Full Article

Spain fights for rights over black olives

The Government of Spain positively views the formal request made by the European Union for the World Trade Organisation to form a special group to investigate the anti-dumping and ...Full Article

Tourists warned over suitcase snatchers

Tourists have been put on the alert after a bag-snatching scam returned to popular resorts in Spain. A couple posing as holidaymakers have been mingling with genuine guests at ...Full Article

Police seize thousands of bottles of falsified wine

The Civil Guard has arrested four people and is investigating another six for their involvement in a massive wine fraud believed to have affected some two million bottles. The ...Full Article

Moroccan gang charged up to 6,000 euros for people smuggling

Police have made another wave of arrests for human trafficking between Africa and Spain. This latest gang is believed to have been res-ponsible for smuggling illegal immigrants from Morocco, ...Full Article

Archaeological sites plundered and relics forged in massive scam

The Civil Guard has recovered more than 30,000 objects of archaeological interest, most of them from sites in Spain. Among the material in-tervened, in addition to the authentic pieces, ...Full Article

Madrid room prices soar 2,000 per cent for Champions League final

Residents of Madrid are set to rake in thousands of pounds by renting out their homes – often with the families still living there! – for the Champions League ...Full Article

The amazing story of the baby’s rattle found in a Franco victim’s grave

The mysterious discovery of a pink and yellow baby’s rattle found next to the remains of a woman killed by firing squad during the Spanish Civil War has finally ...Full Article

Unions warn of mental workload of airport security staff

Unions are warning about the occupational risks faced by security workers at Spain’s airports. Their alert follows the death of a woman employee at Palma airport following an altercation ...Full Article
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