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Madrid’s Shocking Slum Shames Spanish Capital

Just 12 kilometres (seven miles) from downtown Madrid, hundreds of Romanian Roma are living without running water or toilets in third world conditions. Madrid’s El Gallinero neighbourhood is a world away from the bustling streets of the city centre. Rubbish litters the streets while armies of rodents and insects infest the temporary shacks that make […]

Residents of numerous Spanish cities and towns are demanding that ‘real black’ men be hired to play King Balthazar in their traditional January 5th Christmas parades. Online petition site charge.org has been used as the main gateway for the campaign against white Wise Men with their faces painted black. “It makes no sense in this […]

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A train has derailed in north-western Spain, killing at least 77 of its 218 passengers and injuring more than 100, officials in the Galicia region say. All eight carriages of the Madrid to Ferrol train came off the tracks near the city of Santiago de Compostela. Media reports say the train may have been travelling […]

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The US rock star Jon Bon Jovi has revealed that his band have waived their fee at a concert in Madrid next month, given Spain’s economic crisis. The unusually cheap tickets have already sold out. They were on sale for between 18 (£15) and 39 euros, This compares to tickets for their UK concerts, which […]

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