The idea of the magazine is to rev up a critical mass of independent public opinion in Asturias. Key issues include corruption scandals in the construction sector, which have proven the downfall of the Spanish economy. Still employed by the city as head urban planner, he sold the piece of land, bought it again and resold once more for , euros, grossing , euros. On page 2 of the magazine, there is a picture of the 16 founding members who have jumpstarted the project with seed money of 46, euros. The subscription fee is 30 euros per year and you will be showing support for one of the scarce independent media in Asturias. The global media seems to have given up its role as a legitimate check for those in power.
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The idea of the magazine is to rev up a critical mass of independent public opinion in Asturias. Key issues include corruption scandals in the construction sector, which have proven the downfall of the Spanish economy. Still employed by the city as head urban planner, he sold the piece of land, bought it again and resold once more for , euros, grossing , euros. On page 2 of the magazine, there is a picture of the 16 founding members who have jumpstarted the project with seed money of 46, euros.
The subscription fee is 30 euros per year and you will be showing support for one of the scarce independent media in Asturias. The global media seems to have given up its role as a legitimate check for those in power. And you really should be working with them! In her stead F. Need I explain further? Why bring up an operation that started back in ? These are the numbers published today April 6, by La Nueva Espana www. Not bad for business-on-the-side for a public official.
As nice as the man may be on a personal level and as much as he may love dogs, Ovidio Blanco was a civil servant while the transactions took place. As chief urban planner of a city of , people, his access to information was privileged in many ways and on many levels. La outra cifra de Tou seguru que ia tolo bon paisanu que diz la xente ya dexuro que-y gustan muitu los perros.
Cumo arquitecto en xefe nuna ciuda de Why shouldn't he speculate like everyone else in this country, when he's got the chance. It's ridiculous how only small fries are attacked by the media, because they are afraid to attack the real big fish. So who are the real big fish in Asturias? The thing is Hoyant sold the land to Ovidio for a ridiculous euros when this area was already seen as fit fot development ,, do you think they would have sold the same land to you or me for 20k? Nun tou d'alcuerdu.
N'Asturias lo que fai falta ia precisamente campanas d'esti tipu porque senon naide nun s'entera. Despueis de 4 selmanas n'Asturias ta bien claro que aiqui nun t'enteras de nada viendo la TPA ou l. No que si tou d'alcuerdu ia qu'el PP fairia igual. Namai que la FSA vei de bon rollu ya la xente traga There's a white elephant in the room in Asturias that no one ever wants to talk about and campaigns of this kind corruption scandal surrounding Ovidio Blanco is precisely what's needed to keep people informed.
After 4 weeks in Asturias it's clear that you learn nothing by watching the TPA Asturian public television, entirely beholden to the ruling Socialist party or reading El Comercio the Xixon daily that I am no longer able to read. The only thing I agree with is that the PP conservative right-of-center party would work the same way.
The only difference is that the FSA camouflages its interests by selling itself as a progressive party and uncritical people assume it's genuine. Dexemos que la xusticia fale. Nun me importa tampoco si Paz nun se presenta o hai engarradielles nel Ayuntamientu. Les cosas bien feches, bien parecen. Un paisanu de lo mellor, portose siempre con nos como Dios As for the statement that he was no longer employed by town hall when he carried out these transactions, it is not convincing either.
If the excuse [for Ovidio Blanco] is that he left his job a few weeks before the sale of the property, then it hardly qualifies an excuse. If this man acted lawfully, the courts will clear him of any accusations and those who criticized him will have to acknowledge their mistake. The other day I went to a job interview for an opening as chief press secretary for a public office in the Balearic Islands.
Absolutely true. If you are a state or public official part of the money you make is precisely to endure this kind of scrutiny and if you are not willing to be scrutinized you can take it to the courts. Therefore, we should let the legal system decide. You can tell when things are well done. By the way, the person who sold the property [to Ovidio Blanco] was my neighbor for 25 years.
Otherwise, they risk being merely insidious. His style is characterized by swagger and intimidation. A few weeks ago, he accused striking teachers in Asturias of putting other people through hardship. For Fernando Lastra, we should all just sit back and shut up.
His is the typical attitude of public officials in Franco-era Spain. It also reminds me of the hoarding of public information during the Dick Cheney years, when anything slightly controversial was labeled as highly confidential and thus inaccessible [Remember Cheney's response? El xeitu de Lastra ia la chuleria ya la intimidacion. Vei poucas selmanas, Lastra saliu nos medios asturianos TPA acusando a los maestros que taban de fuelga de fader sufrir a los pais de familia.
Pero punxose gayu ya utilizou la espresion en castel. Seique pa Lastra, toos tariamos mas guapos piesl. Tamien houbo ehi del. Alcordareisvos de sua retruca? The front cover shows a finger emerging from the clouds and pointing to a person--a criticism of the love affair with political appointments in Asturias. Here is a review of the second issue of the magazine from Les Noticies www.
As if out of the blue, now it has been decided that making , euros in one pop shortly after quitting his job as chief architect, is indeed peculiar. Firma el proyecto junto a su colega Camelia Coto.
Now all the criminals in their coats and their ties Are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise" Hurricane. Is Our friend Llames says that we need to let justice be served in this case In the last decades the only people to be sent to jail were those engaged in grassroots activism who denounced speculators and corrupt politicians.
It's precisely civil servants in the legal system who will buy a house in La Llosona [the plot of land that Ovidio Blanco bought and resold to a developer].
I recommend listening to Bob Dylan singing in Asturian Ganaron los "bonos", los que llenen el comederu, y toos calladinos y contentos. Is The problem could be that speculating is not necessarily illegal, which is why people aren't caught.
A more rational way of dealing with this problem would be that land prices should not change if a piece of land changes status according to urban development plans. That would save us a lot of grief with property speculators and environmental destruction. Speaking about corruption, it doesn't look like the media is interested in discussing the election results for the European parliament the other day. In Asturias, the "good camp" won, those who feed the welfare bins, so everybody just shuts up and kicks back contentedly.
In the Basque province of Gipuzkoa, however, votes for Iniciativa Internacionalista went to alternate candidates. The number of invalid votes was also striking: 98,! In addition to , blank votes [people purposely voting for no one]!
It seems to me that people were divvying out the votes: 2 for you, 2 for me and 2 for them. View previous topic :: View next topic.
Back to top. Very interesting, Is. Los que conocen a Ovidio Blanco saben que no ha hecho nada ilegal en su vida- especular hoy por hoy no es ilegal, es la principal actividad de la banca por ejemplo.
Last edited by is on Wed Apr 08, am; edited 1 time in total. No, not bad at all. Terechu wrote:. After a long silence, Ovidio Blanco, it turns out, does exist and will have to face a subpoena.
The bitter sweet rebellion of Iceland
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