The law is to be toughened to define any non-consensual sexual act as “assault” or “rape” instead of “sexual abuse”, experts have decided.
A panel of legal experts was set up by the government after protests when five men were cleared of raping a teenage woman. Judges ruled that the so-called “wolf pack” gang had not assaulted her.
The panel will recommend that the maximum jail term for rape should remain 15 years.
The proposal is still being worked on.
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A record number of people took part in this years Walk for Life in Playa de las Américas, raising money for local cancer charities.
5200 people donned pink to walk between the Golden Mile to the CC Salytien, raising over €35,000.
The Fundacion Canaria have also announced a charity calendar, which is now on sale just in time for Christmas.
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Public transport could be disrupted in the run up to Christmas, after unions announced strikes on the the urban rail and tram network.
The UGT, CCOO, SIF and SCF unions have announced planned industrial action over Christmas, New Years and Three Kings – up until the end of January.
Pay and conditions, and a failure in negotiations have been cited as the reasons for the industrial action to be taken.
List of planned industrial action:
- Friday 12/14/2018: from 8:30 p.m. at 23:15 h.
- Monday 12/17/2018: from 08:00 h. at 10:00 h.
- Wednesday 12/19/2018: from 1:00 p.m. at 3:00 p.m.
- Friday 21/12/2018: from 8:30 p.m. at 23:15 h.
- Saturday 12/22/2018: from 7:00 p.m. at 9:30 p.m.
- Wednesday 12/26/2018: from 1:00 p.m. at 3:00 p.m.
- Friday 28/12/2018: from 8:30 p.m. at 23:15 h.
- Saturday 12/29/2018: from 7:00 p.m. at 9:30 p.m.
- Monday 12/31/2018: from 9:00 p.m. at 24:00 h.
- Tuesday 01/12/2018: from 00:00 h. at 06:00 h.
- Friday 04/01/2019: from 7:00 p.m. at 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday 05/01/2019: from 18:15 h. at 23:15 h.
- Sunday 06/01/2019: from 00:00 h. at 02:00 h.
- Monday 07/01/2019: from 06:45 h. at 08:45 h.
- Tuesday 08/01/2019: from 1:00 p.m. at 3:00 p.m.
- Saturday 12/01/2019: from 7:00 p.m. at 24:00 h.
- Sunday 13/01/2019: from 00:00 h. at 02:00 h.
- Friday 18/01/2019: from 1:00 p.m. at 3:00 p.m.
- Monday 21/01/2019: from 08:00 h. at 10:00 h.
- Monday 28/01/2019: from 06:45 h. at 08:45 h.
- Tuesday 29/01/2019: from 1:00 p.m. at 3:00 p.m.
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