LA VOZ DE GALICIA
La Voz de Galicia ("the Voice of Galicia) is a Spanish daily created in 1882. It is headquartered in La Coruña and is mainly focused on Galicia. It is owned by Santiago Rey Fernández-Latorre and is the highest circulation newspaper in Galicia.
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Laure Gautherin

A Mother In Spain Denied Child Custody Because She Lives In Rural Area

A court in Spain usurps custody of the one-year-old boy living with his mother in the "deep" part of the Galicia region, forced to instead live with his father in the southern city of Marbella, which the judge says is "cosmopolitan" with good schools and medical care. Women's rights groups have taken up the mother's case.

A Spanish court has ordered the withdrawal of a mother's custody of her one-year-old boy because she is living in the countryside in northwestern Spain, where the judge says the child won't have "opportunities for the proper development of his personality."

The case, reported Monday in La Voz de Galicia, has sparked outrage from a women's rights association but has also set off reactions from politicians of different stripes across the province of Galicia, defending the values of rural life.

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Extra! Sweet But Inconclusive Victory For Mariano Rajoy

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La Voz de Galicia, June 27th

The Monday edition of Spanish daily La Voz de Galicia features a victorious Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy kissing his wife, Elvira Fernandes, after winning the most seats in Spain"s parliamentary elections.

Sunday's vote followed an inconclusive election in December, when the parties failed to agree on a coalition. Rajoy's conservative People's Party (PP) won at least 137 lower house seats, up from 123 seats in December.

"Rajoy Wins," read the headline in La Voz de Galicia, a daily in Spain's northwest, but again the incumbent prime minister is still well short of the 176 seats needed for an outright majority, and will need to form a government. The Socialists won 85, while anti-austerity party Podemos disappointed with only 71 seats. Pro-market party Ciudadanos, finished fourth as it did in December with 32 seats.

Amid Brexit turmoil, voters seemed to have backed away from insurgent political forces in favor of the relative security of the PP.

"We have won the elections — we claim the right to govern," Rajoy told the crowd. "Now it's about being useful to 100 percent of the Spanish people."

Talks with other parties will start soon, says Rajoy, as he tries to turn his election victory into a governing majority. But other parties have been reluctant to back the PP, in the face of corruption scandals and anger over high unemployment and the steep public spending cuts it has put in place.