1_It means that Spain will hold the competition in its country. The reason being is that the Swiss, who are the actual champions and have the right to celebrate the competition in thier country, cannot do so because they are landlocked (surrounded by land). So the America´s Cup will be celebrated in Valencia.And of course the Swiss sail, How else could they be the champions! :wink:Originally Posted by japanjapan
2_It means not more than in other countries. In general the sentence means to say that the problem is as bad as in other countries, but hasn't been recognized until recently.
3_It means that each person can decide to give taxes to the church or not, but it depends on each person. When I declare my taxes here in Spain, I decide if I want to give part of the money to the church, or if I want to give it to other NGOs.