May 07 - Yanito-Views #1 Gabriel Moreno

By Jonathan Teuma

Bueno, bueno, bueno, hello and welcome to possiby el primer blog en Yanito, en el history of the universe. Rick and Morty viewers out there estarán pensando que esto ya existe in millions if not trillions of dimesions out there –BTW if you don’t watch Rick and Morty, que ta’ ciendo shikillo!?!?!- Pero en este dimension ¡NO! Así que ahí vamos, and if I’m wrong, no corregidme, please, dejadme esta pequeña ilusión y tiremos pa´lante con el planteamiento. Tiremos pa’lante con este small celebration de nuestro peculiar vernacular, a la vez que descubrimos los thoughts and dreams, las inquietudes y aspiraciones de los local personalities que se atrevan a compartir sus Yanito-views with the rest of us.

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May 02 - Military Movements Review: April

YGTV’s article series continues - each month, David Sanchez will review military visits to the Rock. Drawing on his in-depth knowledge and photographic skills, the articles will provide readers with valuable background facts to the aircraft and vessels that pop into the Rock.

By David Michael Sanchez

Despite looking at first glance to be a pretty run-of-the-mill if not quiet month, April has proven to be one of the most varied and unusual in a long time for military visits to the Rock. Whilst lacking in ‘grey hull’ warship visits the picture at sea was significant in its own way. Adding to this were a brace of United States Air Force visits which resulted in our transatlantic allies practically rivalling our own armed forces in terms of visit numbers to Gibraltar for the month.

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Apr 26 - The Spanish Election Debates

By Mark Montegriffo

Spain heads to the polls this Sunday after two debates on national television. Held under the shadow of the rise of Vox, the absence of the far-right party brought back the question that establishment media have been wrestling with since UKIP and Trump: do we include the far-right and expose their views to voters but run the risk of integrating their views into the acceptable mainstream; or do we repudiate them on the basis that their rhetoric is counter to democracy itself? The prior didn’t work so well in America or the UK (or Hungary and Brazil). As far-right online personality Sargon of Akkad comes to campaign in Gibraltar, this principle comes even closer to home. In the case of Vox, the lack of parliamentary representation was a fortunate excuse to largely ignore this existential problem for liberal democracy. On Sunday, we shall see whether Spain succumbs to the Trump and Brexit effect.

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Apr 04 - Climate Emergency

By Mark Montegriffo

Any haste in tackling the disgraceful state of our climate is welcome. But the Climate Emergency only goes so far. It lacks substance in policy terms and it lacks an attempt at reflecting on an honest story why sufficient action has not been taken. Conveniently, the story surrounding the degradation of the climate is the same in every part of the world: elite economic interests do not align with measures to save the planet.

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