Google Blog: ¡Que aproveche! Spain’s culinary heritage

Google Blog: ¡Que aproveche! Spain’s culinary heritage. “Food is at the very heart of Spanish culture, with traditional recipes being passed down from one generation to the next across the nation’s regional communities. It’s a fragile heritage though, and one that can be easily lost in the rapid pace of today’s world. To preserve this heritage, Google Arts & Culture, working with curator and gastronomic researcher María Llamas, and the Real Academia de Gastronomía, presents Spanish Food: Cooking Memories. Following on from Spain: Open Kitchen – our first-ever virtual exhibit about food culture – this is the second installment dedicated to Spanish cuisine.”

Spain’s News: Data Protection fines Google and Vodafone Spain

Spain’s News: Data Protection fines Google and Vodafone Spain. “The Spanish Data Protection Agency has issued a resolution fining Google 10 million euros and Vodafone Spain 3.94 million for breaching the General Data Protection Regulations (RGPD). The RGPD is the European regulation related to the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of their personal data and the free circulation thereof.”

Fueling Secession, Promising Bitcoins: How a Russian Operator Urged Catalonian Leaders to Break With Madrid (OCCRP)

OCCRP: Fueling Secession, Promising Bitcoins: How a Russian Operator Urged Catalonian Leaders to Break With Madrid. “On a trip to Barcelona in 2017, Nikolai Sadovnikov offered to give the Catalonians $500 billion to aid their attempts to make the region an independent state. In return, he asked them to turn Catalonia into a haven for cryptocurrencies.”

Spain: 2021 spyware attack targeted prime minister’s phone (Associated Press)

Associated Press: Spain: 2021 spyware attack targeted prime minister’s phone. “The cellphones of Spain’s prime minister and defense minister were infected last year with Pegasus spyware, which is available only to countries’ government agencies, authorities announced Monday. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s mobile phone was breached twice in May 2021, and Defense Minister Margarita Robles’ device was targeted once the following month, Cabinet Minister Félix Bolaños said.”

The Olive Press: Madrid hospital worker masterminded database fraud to register ‘anti-vaxxers’ in Spain for Covid-19 certificates

The Olive Press: Madrid hospital worker masterminded database fraud to register ‘anti-vaxxers’ in Spain for Covid-19 certificates. “The Prensa Iberica newspaper group has discovered that the man worked as a nursing assistant at the La Paz General Hospital in Madrid. He’s accused of making over €200,000 for accessing the National Vaccination database to get hundreds of people registered for receiving Covid-19 vaccines despite not getting them because of their ‘anti-vax’ stance.”

Atlas Obscura: Welcome to the Spanish Village Saved by Art—And Nearly Destroyed by Fire

Atlas Obscura: Welcome to the Spanish Village Saved by Art—And Nearly Destroyed by Fire. “There was the table-sized mosaic lizard scurrying across the wall near the village church; the three white skeletons lazing on a rooftop; the lamp post, whimsically canted because its base rests on an orange; and the giant pencil drawing a line down the side of a village house. Genalguacil, once a dying rural village, had been reborn in the 21st century as an enchanting open-air gallery of fantastical and surreal public art. Now, as the destructive and deadly fire loomed, so did the question: How to safeguard the art of a town’s museum when the town is the museum?”

Spanish News today: Seventy Americans busted at New Years Eve orgy in Barcelona

Spanish News Today: Seventy Americans busted at New Years Eve orgy in Barcelona. “People across Spain naturally choose to ring in the New Year in a variety of ways, but a large group of US citizens raised eyebrows when they were discovered partaking in an orgy in the Barcelona town of Lliçà d’Amunt. The sex party, involving around 70 guests, was uncovered when two participants got lost and tried to enter another nearby property.”

Spanish News Today: Covid cases in Madrid triple overnight

Spanish News Today: Covid cases in Madrid triple overnight. “At the height of the Christmas festivities, Madrid has experienced an unprecedented surge in coronavirus infections which now threaten the capital’s New Year celebrations. On Tuesday December 28, the community notified 21,131 new Covid cases – a staggering increase from the 6,189 infections reported the previous day.”

El Pais: For the first time, Spain registers more than 100,000 new coronavirus infections in a day

El Pais: For the first time, Spain registers more than 100,000 new coronavirus infections in a day. “The sixth wave of the coronavirus pandemic continues to see exponential growth in Spain in terms of daily infections. In the latest report from the central Health Ministry, which was released on Wednesday evening, more than 100,000 daily infections were registered for the first time since the health crisis began. Specifically, there were 100,760 infections added to the total, as well as 78 Covid-related deaths.”

Spanish News Today: Spain will not impose restrictions before the New Year

Spanish News Today: Spain will not impose restrictions before the New Year. “In just two weeks, the number of coronavirus cases has increased by 70%, with regions such as the Basque Country, Navarra and Aragon now in a critical situation. Nevertheless, the health experts believe that the closure of schools for the Christmas holidays and the start of the vaccination campaign for children aged between 5 and 11 should limit the circulation of the virus in the coming weeks.”

Spanish News Today: Covid incidence in children doubles in two weeks in Spain

Spanish News Today: Covid incidence in children doubles in two weeks in Spain. “The figures speak for themselves: at the end of October the cumulative incidence rate among under 12s, while still the highest in the country, was steadily declining along with all other groups, to a point where it reached just 54 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on October 18. Now, a month and a half later, this number has skyrocketed and sits close to 500 cases.”