ON BECOMING A SPANISH NATIONAL, Part 2: Experiencing the CCSE and DELE, An Opportunity of a Lifetime in Spain »
Meet aspirants to Spanish citizenship. Read about how they feel, what they do to prepare for the challenges of acquiring the citizenship, what their dreams are!
Thousands of people from across the planet yearn to become Spanish citizens every year. When looking to gain Spanish nationality, the rules are different, depending on which country you’re from. You either take two exams, the DELE A2 and the CCSE, or just one, the CCSE. Learn about the requirements for the nationality and how they came about. Read on!
The State of Alarm is a response to the alarming health situation (COVID-19 pandemic) caused by the coronavirus. It was announced by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez following a 66% increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in just one day (13 March), from 3146 to 5232. Today, Spain is second only to Italy in terms of the number of COVID-19 victims.
In order not to collapse 112, the Emergency Phone in Spain, the great majority of the Autonomous Communities have installed emergency telephone lines specific to coronavirus. Those autonomous communities that haven’t, have kept the usual 112 and 061 numbers to attend to calls about COVID-19. See list.
Standing in the street from eight to eight handing out discount cards for churros, after a fairly successful career as a musician in Honduras which involved touring the Americas, may not be a job to be smiling about. But to Robert, there are others who aren’t as lucky, who can’t find work in Madrid. He wakes up each morning to pray and express thanks before smiling into the mirror as he prepares to stand in the intersection of Calles Arenal and San Martin and do his amazing job.
Call 060 for almost anything under the (Spanish) sun! From traffic ticket to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ consular emergency and crisis service, and an infinite number of other information and services in between. Two-hundred fifty different information phone lines in one number!
Bright marijuana leaves unapologetically cover the storefront. Inside, the walls are lined with bongs, pipes, vapes, and fluorescent green lollipops repping the same distinct five-pointed leaf. But if clients are seeking some sort of high, they have come to the wrong place. It is that selling intoxicant THC is illegal in Spain. CBD is OK, though; you can smoke cannabis buds. They’re sold at the Cannabis Store Amsterdam along with many others on the right side of the law!
Spain has finally learned that where the notorious coronavirus is concerned, no country is an island. When northern Italy was hit by the virus, everyone felt it was just a matter of hours – not days – before the virus reared its ugly head here. Spanish Minister of Health Salvador Illa urges calm, common sense and trust in the public health system, Spain’s crown jewel. Fifteen people have tested positive and the number is likely to rise in the looming pandemia. People in Spain are caught between believing and blind panic.
“Music must have something that’s magical. It’s a way of letting out your feelings and your emotions without hurting people–and it comes out like a fountain, like a natural spring.” This magical quality of music provides the mysterious allure that is behind the success of La Gramola Discos.