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Politics & People news & information for Tenerife

Foreign Affairs secretary 'critical' with brain aneurism
Politics Sun, Apr 25, 2010

Foreign Affairs secretary 'critical' with brain...

SECRETARY of State for Foreign Affairs Ángel Lossada, is in a critical condition after suffering from a brain aneurism. Lossada (pictured) was attending a lunch in Santa Cruz de Tenerife following the fourth Hispanic...

Raft carrying 67 Africans sails into Tenerife
Politics Sat, Feb 7, 2009

Raft carrying 67 Africans sails into Tenerife

FIVE children and 62 adults from sub-Saharan Africa were rescued today as they attempted to enter Tenerife on a jerry-built raft. The would-be immigrants docked on the south coast of the island, where they were seen by...

Council votes to use public money to fight corruption charges
Politics Mon, Dec 24, 2007

Council votes to use public money to fight corruption...

Arona town council has voted to use €60,000 euros of public money to fund the defence of nationalist mayor, José Alberto González Reverón, and seven former councillors implicated in a property development-related...

Santa Cruz mayor denies building bung charges
Politics Tue, Dec 5, 2006

Santa Cruz mayor denies building bung charges

High Court judge, Baltasar Garzón, has ordered a full investigation into the granting of licences to build a marina in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and to develop two plots of rural land in the Tahodio valley. Under...

Politics Fri, Sep 15, 2006

Asian migrants refused permission to land

The government has set up a crisis committee made up of four ministers and various secretaries of state to assess the implications of its decision to refuse permission for 198 migrants from Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka...

Govt. to reinforce Canary Islands air and sea patrols
Politics Mon, May 15, 2006

Govt. to reinforce Canary Islands air and sea patrols

Government first vice-president, María Fernández de la Vega, announced today that funding will be made available to reinforce sea and air patrols around the Canary Islands to try and stem the growing tide of illegal...

Politics Tue, Jan 13, 2004

Canaries Green party reject PSOE pact

The Canary Islands Green Party issued a statement yesterday stating that it does not feel bound by the decision of the Green Party Confederation to stand jointly with the socialist PSOE party at the next general...

Politics Thu, Nov 6, 2003

PIL reject 2004 budget proposal

The Lanzarote Independent Party (PIL) have refused to support the budget proposal for 2004 on the grounds that insufficient funds have been allocated to Lanzarote. They will only give their backing for the proposal if...

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