Justo Gallego

JUSTO GALLEGO MARTÍNEZ  Labrador y ex monje español de 92 años que desde hace más de medio siglo construye una catedral en su pueblo natal, Mejorada del Campo.  Biografía A los 36 años, enferma de tuberculosis y ve frustrado su sueño de convertirse en sacerdote al tener que abandonar el monasterio donde vivía en Soria para evitar el contagio. Tras…

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Pensioners

The pensioners are back in the streets of Madrid in May, protesting new state budgets, proposed sustainability measures, and a gender bias in pensions (all of which imply cuts in pensions).                                        

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La Manada – The Wolf Pack

On Thursday 26th of April, Spanish courts announced the verdict of the trial of five men, dubbed La Manada “the Wolf-Pack”, who were accused of the rape of an 18 year old girl during the San Fermin bull-running festival in July 2016.  The court convicted the five men of sexual abuse, not rape. The difference between the two under current…

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Los Gabarreros del Espinar

Los Gabarreros are a type of leñador (woodcutter/lumberjack) unique to the Sierra de Guadarrama area (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_de_Guadarrama – thats what wikipedia has to say about that). Essentially they were leñadores who specialised in felling trees on the sides of the mountains in the area, and transporting the wood back to their villages using horses or donkeys. Clearly there were some specific difficulties…

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