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Daily Archives: 20 March 2012

Steve McCurry retrospective in Santa Cruz

Many will have seen the famous photograph of the Afghan Girl, immortalized in National Geographic, even if they’re not familiar with photographer Steve McCurry – he is now widely regarded as one of the most outstanding photographers of modern times. Now there is a chance to see some of his work here in Tenerife, with a “retrospective”, in the Espacio Cultural de CajaCanarias in Santa Cruz, between 13 March and 29 June.

Police arrest three smugglers after narcopatera spotted off north Tenerife coast

I’ve posted before about the “narcopateras”, small zodiac-type drugs-smuggling boats that have been found around the coast of Tenerife (see HERE): often they have been abandoned after the drugs were successfully brought into the island. Yesterday, the Policía Nacional arrested three smugglers after receiving reports from a member of the public that such a craft had been spotted on the north Tenerife coast at Punta de Hidalgo. The three had abandoned the drugs and tried to flee but after a police search involving a helicopter, they were located in a nearby plantation and arrested. A large quantity of drugs has also been taken into custody, as well as the boat, and two vans that the smugglers had been about to use.

Janet Anscombe
Tenerife News
March 2012
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