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.
The television channel Telecinco visited Carmenes del Mar to interview some of the owners whose houses are affected by the landslides that threaten Carmenes de Mar.
EDIT: Telecinco will not allow us to show the video that we had published here, for copyright reasons. We have removed it from the website.
The Spanish television program Andalucia Directo broadcast a report live from Cármenes del Mar in La Herradura on the opening day of the trial.
The España Directo program on TVE broadcast a report about the dangerous state of Carmenes del Mar on the evening of October 23rd. For those who did not see it, here is the broadcast.
Here is a video of the press conference that took place in Almuñecar Town Hall, on October 18th. The mayor of Almuñecar and La Herradura supports the cause of the Carmenes del Mar home owners.
On wednesday, the 23rd of October, the Carmenes del Mar starts. The trial will be heard over five sessions and will run until the 22rd of Novermber.
Ideal newspager has published an article about the trial. Following is a rough translation into English of the article, and attached are more articles published over the weekend.
Nine Defendants in the dock for the Carmenes del Mar disaster
Next Wednesday, October 23 , in Granada court number 12, sees the start of the Carmenes del Mar trial, the urbanization on Cerro Gordo ( La Herradura) built on a hillside that has suffered heavy landslides.
The heavy winter rains are just around the corner, and most of the 400 residents of Cármenes del Mar are fearful, knowing that a heavy downfall could sweep their houses away. The owners are victims of a text-book real-estate scandal borne of the...
The mayor of Almuñecar, Trinidad Herrera, along with the councillor for Town Planning, Public Works and Rural Affairs, José Manuel Fernández Medina, and the residents of Carmenes del Mar, will hold a press conference on Friday October 18 at 10:30 AM, in the Almuñecar Town Hall, with the aim of making an appeal to the Junta de Andalusia, and its new president, Susana Diaz, to come to their aid in finding a solution to the situation in which the more than 400 houses of the development find themselves at risk of collapse because the techniques used in the construction of the houses were not adecuate for the unstable terrain on which they were built.
Both residents and town councillors have reminded the regional government tthat the debate on who is to blame is fruitless right now, and insisted on the need to act "now", because if we continue to wait ...