Italy on alert amid anarchist attacks on diplomatic missions
Italy has increased security at its diplomatic missions around the globe in response to what the foreign minister called “a crescendo of terroristic attacks” by an anarchist network acting in solidarity with an imprisoned Italian militant.
Spain arrests suspect accused of sending letter bombs to Ukraine and US embassies, prime minister's home
A suspect has been arrested in Spain in connection to a series of letter bombs sent to the U.S. and Ukrainian embassies in Madrid and the office of the Spanish Prime Minister last year.foxnews.com
Arrest and Criminal Charges Announced Against British and Russian Businessmen for Facilitating Sanctions Evasion of Russian Oligarch’s $90 Million Yacht
The United States requested that the Kingdom of Spain provisionally arrest Masters for purposes of extradition. We thank our international partners who helped facilitate the arrest of Richard Masters in Spain earlier today." After Vekselberg was sanctioned in April 2018, Masters’s company took over the management of Tango, and conspired with others to evade the U.S. sanctions. On April 4, 2022, Spanish law enforcement executed a Spanish court order freezing Tango. The Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs provided significant assistance in working with the Spanish authorities throughout this matter.justice.gov
Justice Department Secures Agreement with Minnesota Staffing Agency to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims
The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with Corp IV Holdings Inc., doing business as Masterson Staffing Solutions (Masterson Staffing), a staffing company based in Minnesota. Additionally, Masterson Staffing will train staff on the INA’s anti-discrimination provision, modify its policies, and be subject to quarterly reporting requirements. The department also found that Masterson Staffing routinely required certain lawful permanent residents to show unnecessary documents to prove their continued permission to work. The INA’s anti-discrimination provision prohibits employers from asking for specific documents because of a worker’s citizenship, immigration status or national origin. The INA prohibits employers from unnecessarily reverifying a worker’s permission to work.justice.gov
Mexico president insists relations with Spain still 'paused'
Mexico’s president insisted Friday that his country’s relations with Spain are still “on pause,” one day after Mexico’s top diplomat met with his Spanish counterpart and said relations were being “relaunched.” The confusing about-face involves years-old complaints by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador about Spanish companies operating in Mexico, and Spain’s refusal to apologize for abuses committed during the conquest of Mexico in the colonial era. Mexico’s foreign policy appears to be largely conducted by López Obrador, who also recently placed “on pause” relations with Peru.news.yahoo.com
Spain’s Queen Letizia visits Los Angeles to promote language
Spain’s Queen Letizia was in Los Angeles on Tuesday where she celebrated the opening of a center that promotes the Spanish language and culture throughout the world. Letizia Ortíz opened the West Coast's first branch of the Cervantes Institute, which was founded by the Spanish government in 1991 to further the language and Hispanic culture internationally. The Los Angeles branch is now the seventh location of the institute in the United States.news.yahoo.com
An LA couple renovated an old bungalow and built a lifestyle brand in the process. They just sold their Instagram-famous house for $1 million — check it out.
In true LA style, Laura Genevieve didn't just rebuild a house. She built a lifestyle brand, and a 44,000-strong Instagram following along the way.news.yahoo.com
Spain: numerous devices found after Ukrainian Embassy blast
Police in Spain detonated a suspicious parcel discovered at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spanish officials said Thursday, a day after a similar package sent to the Ukrainian Embassy ignited upon opening and injured an employee. “We can confirm a suspicious package was received at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, and are aware of reports of other packages sent to other locations throughout Spain,” the American embassy said in a response to an Associated Press inquiry.news.yahoo.com
NGO asks Spain to halt possible return of Nigerian stowaways
A human rights organization is asking the Spanish government to halt the potential return to Nigeria of three men found traveling on an oil tanker’s rudder after an 11-day ocean voyage from Lagos, Nigeria to Las Palmas in the Canary Islandswashingtonpost.com
NGO asks Spain to halt possible return of Nigerian stowaways
A human rights organization is asking the Spanish government to halt the potential return to Nigeria of three men found traveling on an oil tanker’s rudder after an 11-day ocean voyage from Lagos, Nigeria to Las Palmas in the Canary Islands.
Nigerian stowaways found on ship's rudder in Canary Islands
Three stowaways were found on a ship's rudder in the Canary Islands after an 11-day ocean voyage from Nigeria, Spain’s maritime rescue service said. The men found on the Alithini II oil tanker at the Las Palmas port on Monday afternoon appeared to have symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia and were transferred to hospitals on the island for medical attention, according to Spain's Maritime Safety and Rescue Society. The survivors were all from Nigeria, the Spanish government’s delegation in the Canary Islands told The Associated Press.news.yahoo.com
Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Caffè Casa serving something different for 30 years in Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, MI — Casa in Spanish means house. So, it is no surprise that when setting foot in Caffe Casa, located at 128 S. Kalamazoo Mall, that you feel you are in somebody’s home. “I feel like what we’ve made is a snowflake and you couldn’t try to recreate it,” Kathy Beebe told MLive/The Kalamazoo Gazette. ”If you’re willing to experience something different, come on in, because that’s what this is,” Beebe said. Caffe Casa is open from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturdays.mlive.com
Spanish minister under growing pressure over border deaths
Spain’s interior minister is coming under increased pressure to be more transparent about how Spanish security forces responded to a June storming of its border with Morocco that led to the deaths of at least 23 migrants in the North African enclave of Melilla.
Honoring loved ones gone before us
For the Mexican culture depending on the locality, November 1st is a day of celebration. “Day of the Dead” or in Spanish, “Día de los Muertos” is a day to honor loved ones who have gone before us. The holiday involves family and friends gathering to pay respect to those no longer with us, by creating altars with their loved ones’ photos. The altars are filled with items like flowers, foods, drinks, and whatever the person being honored enjoyed in life. The holiday is being celebrated here in Detroit by many, including the Prince Valley Market and Bakery in Southwest Detroit. The owner, Tim Castaneda, appeared on “Live in the D,” where he explained the importance of the holiday and honoring those we love. “You don’t truly die unless you’re forgotten,” Castaneda told host Tati Amare. He also showed a beautiful altar honoring the late Mexican Singer Vicente Fernández Gómez.
Spanish PM urges global climate action for African continent
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has called on global leaders to prioritize solutions to the climate change crisis threatening food security in African countries and the effects on the continent of Russia’s invasion of Ukrainewashingtonpost.com
Spain, France kick off anniversary celebration of Picasso
Against the backdrop of Picasso´s iconic anti-war painting, “Guernica,” the culture ministers of France and Spain have gathered in Madrid to kick off a year of commemorative acts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the death of the Spanish artist who revolutionized the world of art.
Spain: Shakira rejects prosecutors' offer, faces tax trial
The public relations firm that represents Shakira says the Colombian pop singer has opted to go to trial instead of accepting a deal offered by Spanish prosecutors to settle allegations she defrauded Spain’s government of 14.5 million euros ($15 million) in taxes.
Moroccan report: Stampede at fault for migrant border deaths
Morocco’s state-affiliated human rights council has depicted last month’s attempt by hundreds of migrants to storm the border between the North African kingdom and the Spanish enclave of Melilla as “unprecedented in nature, tactics used and scope.”.