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November 14, 1990 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All summer, as Spaniards watched with incomprehension and distaste, homeless African refugees camped in a landmark plaza watched over by a doleful statue of Don Quixote. It was a downtown stage starkly set with the paramount symbol of the old insular Spain and harbingers of a new multiracial society. Both are players in a nascent drama abrasive and bewildering to both. "Madrid is not like the other European capitals. . . . Spain has been closed so long that people don't know about blacks.
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December 14, 1990 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost 500 years after its expulsion of the Jews, Spain is trying to reach out to their descendants all over the world, but the task is troubling, disquieting, fraught with hidden complexity. Few problems, however, are visible amid all the ceremony. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain expelled the Jews in 1492--the same year that the royal couple completed the conquest of Spain from the Arabs and the same year that Columbus, in their pay, discovered America.
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NEWS
December 14, 1990 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost 500 years after its expulsion of the Jews, Spain is trying to reach out to their descendants all over the world, but the task is troubling, disquieting, fraught with hidden complexity. Few problems, however, are visible amid all the ceremony. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain expelled the Jews in 1492--the same year that the royal couple completed the conquest of Spain from the Arabs and the same year that Columbus, in their pay, discovered America.
NEWS
November 14, 1990 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All summer, as Spaniards watched with incomprehension and distaste, homeless African refugees camped in a landmark plaza watched over by a doleful statue of Don Quixote. It was a downtown stage starkly set with the paramount symbol of the old insular Spain and harbingers of a new multiracial society. Both are players in a nascent drama abrasive and bewildering to both. "Madrid is not like the other European capitals. . . . Spain has been closed so long that people don't know about blacks.
NEWS
May 11, 1988
The environmental group Greenpeace said it has stationed a boat off southern Spain to try to prevent ships carrying nuclear arms from entering a U.S.-Spanish naval base at Rota near Cadiz. "We are going to help the government to comply with the law by telling it which ships are carrying nuclear weapons," Greenpeace said without indicating how it would make this determination. In 1986, Spanish voters approved a measure banning nuclear weapons.
BUSINESS
July 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
Spanish securities regulators are investigating a unit of the U.S. brokerage firm Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. over allegations that it misrepresented itself in the stock sale of the petroleum giant Repsol SA, a report published Wednesday said. The newspaper El Pais quoted unnamed sources from the National Securities Commission as alleging that last spring Drexel sold Repsol shares intended for small investors to a few large private institutions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1988
A judge in Spain ordered the head of the Church of Scientology International jailed Wednesday pending possible indictment on charges of fraud, criminal association and tax evasion. Judge Jose Maria Vazquez Honrubia said it will be at least a week before Heber Jentzsch of Los Angeles sees a second judge about setting bail. He said Jentzsch was being sent to a prison outside Madrid. The judge said authorities had frozen $1.76 million in bank accounts belonging to officials of the U.S.
NEWS
September 15, 1989
Stockton developer Eckhard Schmitz, who fled the United States in 1984 to avoid a prison term for molesting teen-age boys, has been arrested in West Germany. Schmitz, 44, was being held in Dusseldorf on a provisional arrest warrant pending extradition proceedings. An attempt to extradite him from Spain in 1987 failed when a judge there ruled that his crimes in the United States might not necessarily be considered crimes in Spain.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2005 | From Associated Press
A French court has ordered DVD vendors to pull copies of the David Lynch film "Mulholland Drive" off store shelves as part of an unprecedented ruling against copy prevention techniques. The appeals court ruled Friday that copy prevention software on the DVD violated privacy rights in the case of one consumer who had tried to transfer the film onto a videocassette for personal use.
NEWS
August 31, 1997 | PAMELA ROLFE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The laughter of children still spills over the walls of St. John the Baptist School. But it's not quite as loud these days. There are fewer children at the Madrid school--and at other schools all across Spain. Births in Spain have gone from boom--when couples commonly had a half-dozen children and dictator Francisco Franco rewarded the largest families--to bust. Spanish women are having fewer babies than their counterparts in every other country in the world--an average of 1.
NEWS
September 15, 1989
Stockton developer Eckhard Schmitz, who fled the United States in 1984 to avoid a prison term for molesting teen-age boys, has been arrested in West Germany. Schmitz, 44, was being held in Dusseldorf on a provisional arrest warrant pending extradition proceedings. An attempt to extradite him from Spain in 1987 failed when a judge there ruled that his crimes in the United States might not necessarily be considered crimes in Spain.
BUSINESS
July 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
Spanish securities regulators are investigating a unit of the U.S. brokerage firm Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. over allegations that it misrepresented itself in the stock sale of the petroleum giant Repsol SA, a report published Wednesday said. The newspaper El Pais quoted unnamed sources from the National Securities Commission as alleging that last spring Drexel sold Repsol shares intended for small investors to a few large private institutions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1988
A judge in Spain ordered the head of the Church of Scientology International jailed Wednesday pending possible indictment on charges of fraud, criminal association and tax evasion. Judge Jose Maria Vazquez Honrubia said it will be at least a week before Heber Jentzsch of Los Angeles sees a second judge about setting bail. He said Jentzsch was being sent to a prison outside Madrid. The judge said authorities had frozen $1.76 million in bank accounts belonging to officials of the U.S.
NEWS
May 11, 1988
The environmental group Greenpeace said it has stationed a boat off southern Spain to try to prevent ships carrying nuclear arms from entering a U.S.-Spanish naval base at Rota near Cadiz. "We are going to help the government to comply with the law by telling it which ships are carrying nuclear weapons," Greenpeace said without indicating how it would make this determination. In 1986, Spanish voters approved a measure banning nuclear weapons.
WORLD
November 20, 2011 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
Spanish voters chucked out their ruling party Sunday in favor of a new center-right government that they hope will revive their moribund economy and keep Spain from being sucked into the vortex of Europe's relentless debt crisis. The Socialists, who have governed the country since 2004, were resoundingly defeated by the Popular Party, which will now enjoy a commanding majority in parliament. The drubbing added to the cascade of leaders and governments in Europe that have fallen within the last year — Spain's turnover is the sixth — because of the crisis threatening the survival of the euro.
WORLD
October 30, 2007 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
The first evidence was the bombs themselves, packed into a pair of suitcases and left on two passenger trains in northwest Germany. Because of a technical flaw, they never exploded, but not for lack of planning. The laptop of one of the suspects in last year's bungled bombings contained plans, sketches and maps -- a virtual road map to an attack that could have killed dozens.
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