Huge, huge, HUGE news (and a little sooner than unexpected). The Audiencia (high court) has just rejected all of Lopera's appeals against the cautionary measures applied by judge Mercedes Alaya in the summer, which means the current board will stay in charge for the foreseeable future (at least until Lopera's presumed trial for embezzlement comes to court, which may not be for a year or two). So, no more Lopera and no more Luis Oliver (because his buy-out was blocked by the judge as well). The good guys win! Musho Betis!
(I've got to go out now, but will try to update more fully overnight.)