Tune in to TVE1 at 22:30 this coming Wednesday, January 22nd, to watch a special segment featuring Carmenes del Mar. Comando Actualidad is a Spanish TV program that airs every Wednesday, and each week covers a topical issue as seen through the eyes of four street reporters. This week in "A nightmare house", they visit Ignacio and Mercedes, who continue to live in Carmenes del Mar, despite having been issued an eviction order due to the dangerous condition of their house, and Pierre, who came from Belgiium to enjoy retirement in La Herradura, and whose house has completely collapsed. You can read more about the program here.
The trial of the eight defendants in the case of Carmenes de Mar has been suspended yet again, this time due to the failure of the court video recording system. The opening session of the trial was due to take place yesterday, January 7th, in the Granada law courts, having been previously suspended last October. More than 50 witnesses, technical experts and defendants had been called to attend, as well as a dozen or so lawyers. Under existing court rules every court session must be recorded, but a fault in the recording system made that impossiible and the judge was obliged to cancel the session. Four calls were made to the Junta de Andalucia IT services personnel, in which the very high priority of the case was emphasised, but no reply, neither positive nor negative, was forthcoming.
The judge has rescheduled the case to be heard over eight session on alternate ...
Follow Ignacio and Ricardo as they visit some of the houses that have suffered catastrophic damage as a result of the instability that underlies Cerro Gordo and Carmenes del Mar.
The popular Spanish TV presenter Juan y Medio included a segment about Carmenes del Mar on his evening television program "La Tarde, Aquí Y Ahora" (This Evening, Here & Now). The programme, broadcast on November 27th, included a live report from Carmenes del Mar and an interview with spokesman Ignacio Martin, in which Ignacio spoke about the delaying tactics being employed by the defendants in the ongoing trial, and the failure of the Junta de Andalucia to communicate with the residents of the La Herradura urbanisations that make up Carmenes del Mar.
The excellent documentary made by Luiz Alvarez about Carmenes del Mar that was shown on Canal Sur television on Saturday evening can be viewed online here: "Los Reporteros - Carmenes del Mar". *EDIT* UNFORTUNATELY THIS DOCUMENTARY IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE CANAL SUR WEBSITE.
This short, powerful and moving documentary features interviews with some of the worst affected homeowners of Carmenes del Mar and with local residents of La Herradura.
Next Saturday, November 23rd Canal Sur television will show a documentary about Carmenes de Mar on the programme "Los Reporteros". The programme, entitled "La Casa se Cae" ("The House is Falling down") will air at 21:00. We invite everyone to join us to watch the programme in La Barrica, beside the Plaza Nueva in La Herradura village.
The trial initiated by the residents of Carmenes del Mar will resume in January, after the participants failed to come to an agreement that would halt the deterioration of the urbanisations on Cerro Gordo, in La Herradura. The trial opened on October 23rd and was immediately suspended when the judge decided to give the defendants three weeks to come up with a proposal to prevent the further deterioration of the urbanisations and to repair existing damages. The affected owners were willing to reach an agreement in order to avoid further delays in the legal process, given that there is a very real risk of more serious damage to homes and roads when the first rains come.
The allocated three weeks having passed with no offer on the part of the defendants to come to an agreement with the Carmenes del Mar owners, the lawyer for the property owners will, on ...
The internet radio station Mira Radio has begun a series of broadcasts about Cármenes del Mar. Each programme in the series will take the form of a panel discussion, and will look at the issues from a number of different points of view. The interviewers will invite participation from architects, legal experts, insurance industry specialists, engineers etc. to talk about the problems facing the residents of Cármenes del Mar.
You can listen to the first programme in the series here:
Cadena Cope radio interviewed Ignacio Martín, spokesperson for the residents of the six urbanizations of Cármenes del Mar in La Herradura. In the interview Ignacio talks about the history of the problems in Cármenes de Mar, from the first appearance of cracks and structural defects in 2005 to the present day and the opening of the trial in October of 2013.