Spain has up to recently been one of Europe's most permissive countries regarding teenage matrimony and consensual sex. But the murder of a year-old girl by her year-old lover in the village of El Salobral Albacete sparked a debate over the minimum age of consent. Spain announced reforms in April including raising the minimum age for marriage from 14 to Spanish legislation currently allows a child to enter into marriage with a court's permission as young as Defenders of children's rights feared that at such a young age some minors, even if only a small number, would be forced into unions.
O n a sunny morning in Madrid, two young women duck down a side street, into a residential block and up to an apartment front door. Then they start knocking. Marcella and Maria spend a lot of time banging on doors and yelling through letterboxes all over the city. Most of the time, these doors never open. When they do, the two women could find themselves in trouble.
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Arencibia reaches into the most profound facets of Spanish culture and reveals little known truths behind the myth of Spain. His insightful book shows Spain and its people in a new light; boldly and honestly unmasking the realities of its society. You will learn why the Spanish electric company refuses to discontinue service upon request and why customer service in Spain does not exist. You will understand the roots of Spanish behavior and why Spain has become the most anti-American nation of Western Europe.