web link Ofelia Acevedo (L) widow of opposition leader Oswaldo Paya and their daughter Rosa Maria Paya (2nd-L) attend his funeral, on July 24, 2012 at Cristobal Colon cemetery in Havana. The family of late Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya launched a lawsuit in Spain on Monday accusing Cuban secret service agents of involvement in his death, his human rights group said. AFP - The family of late Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya launched a lawsuit in Spain on Monday accusing Cuban secret service agents of involvement in his death, his human rights group said. Paya, a joint Cuban-Spanish national, and another Cuban dissident, Harold Cepero, died on July 22, 2012 in southeastern Cuba after their car went off the road and crashed into a tree. Paya's wife Ofelia Acevedo and his daughter Rosa Maria Paya presented a suit at Spain's high court against two state security officials named as Lieutenant Colonel Aguilas and Colonel Llanes, said a statement from Paya's rights group, the Christian Liberation Movement.
In the first phase of the effort, security forces made 87 searches in these eight Latin American countries and in Spain, taking into custody and charging 78 suspects. The second phase took place in Argentina, Costa Rica and Spain, with 22 searches that led to an equal number of people being arrested and accused. The investigations were launched by a special unit of the Chilean police acting against the distribution and possession of child-pornography material over a known file-sharing network. Once the pornography received from the Latin American Technological Crimes Group was analyzed, authorities located the cybernauts with connections to Internet service providers in Spain. Besides 14 arrests, authorities in Spain searched 19 homes, seizing more than 100 hard drives, a score of Memory Sticks and almost 1,000 DVDs with child-porn files. Investigators estimate there could be several thousand files of pedophilic content.
Spain claims the territory, population just 30,000, which it ceded to Britain by treaty 300 years ago. In Mondays German Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo accused the Spanish government of creating conflict to distract attention http://bloggd.org/blog/v/T0dc/Obama+returns+to+Arizona+to+tout+broad+U.S.+housing+recovery from corruption allegations against the ruling Peoples Party. In the 19th century, gunboats were used to do politics, he said. Today our aim is to improve the living conditions of our citizens by means of cooperation. Unfortunately, Spanish politicians are currently bringing the situation to a head and therefore making things worse for their own citizens in the surrounding regions. Picardo said the concrete reef was necessary to help marine life recover from overfishing. As well as tightening border controls, Spain has threatened to charge tourists a 50 euro ($67) border levy, restrict the use of Spanish air space or block Gibraltars lucrative ship fuelling business. While Spain has threatened to take its claim to Gibraltar to the United Nations, Britain has asked the European Commission urgently to send monitors to verify whether the border checks breach EU rules.
Zara Mourns Death of Spain's Richest Woman
Forbes ranks her the " world's richest self-made woman ." Self-made is an understatement: At the age of 11, Mera left to work as a sales assistant in a clothing shop. I was younger than that http://shirleylnox.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/fed-uncertainty-hurting-stock-market-tone/ when I began stopping at Zara stores. When I travel, I pose for a picture with the store sign as though I've stumbled on some inside joke in a foreign locale, as though that picture couldn't be taken in thousands of other places around the world. I spent years on an epic quest to find a branch that had a shirt, or really anything, with "Zara" printed in a prominent way. I have vague, perhaps somewhat apocryphal, memories of a salesman once telling me -- as I again was turned away empty-handed -- that the company didn't believe in putting the brand name on items. Great, I thought, I'm stuck with the one company in the world, that doesn't over-promote. But such reticence seems in line with the brand ethos: According to the Times Magazine piece, Inditex doesn't advertise.
Spain bad loan ratio rises to record in June
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