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Brand Spain, Spanish Public Broadcaster to Promote Spanish Image

The government's high commissioner for Brand Spain and the head of public broadcaster RTVE signed an agreement here Thursday to cooperate in promoting the image of the Iberian nation. continue reading »

Spanish Bakery Makes World’s Largest Pastry

A Spanish pastry bakery created a "polvoron" - a type of shortbread - calculated to be the largest in the world and distributed it on Wednesday among 10,000 people at a mall in this southern city. continue reading »

Exports of Spanish Arms and Defense Sector Drop 44 Percent in Spain

Spain's arms exports fell 43.7 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2011, the Industry Ministry said in a report released Wednesday. continue reading »

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Speaks of Economic Crisis in Christmas Message to Country

Spain's King Juan Carlos on Monday defended the idea of making austerity compatible with economic growth and emphasized that the country is "part of the solution to the global crisis." continue reading »

Spain Revokes Asylum Status for Pakistani who Directed Anti-Muslim Video

Spanish authorities have revoked asylum for a Pakistani citizen, who filmed a defamatory video about Mohammed, for "putting the security of the Spanish state at risk," Interior Ministry officials told Efe on Saturday. continue reading »

Spanish Engineering Firm to Benefit from $100 Million Loan From IDB

Spanish engineering and consulting company Isolux has received a $100 million corporate loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to finance renewable energy and energy infrastructure projects in Peru and Brazil. continue reading »

Christmas Lottery Distributes $3.3 Billion in Spain

The more than 2.5 billion euros (some $3.3 billion) distributed Saturday by Spain's Christmas lottery, the most anticipated and popular of the year, provided a breathing space for many Spaniards and immigrants, many of them jobless, amid the economic crisis the country is going through. continue reading »

Spanish PM Says Economy Will Grow in 2014

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said here Saturday during an unannounced trip to Afghanistan that Spain's economy will improve next year and start growing again in 2014. continue reading »

Brand Spain Shares Spanish Culture with the World

The high commissioner for Brand Spain presented on Thursday a Web site that aims to show the best of the Iberian nation in every aspect of life. continue reading »

Spain’s Looking to Brew Estrella Galicia Beer in Brazil

Brewer Hijos de Rivera is studying the possibility of producing its Estrella Galicia beer in Brazil, a move that would mark the first time that the beverage is made outside the firm's brewery in the northwestern Spanish city of La Coruña, executives said Wednesday. continue reading »

Iberia Eliminates Havana-Madrid Route, Businessmen Plead to Reverse Decision

The association representing the more than 360 Spanish firms with operations in Cuba asked Iberia airline and Spain's government Tuesday for the carrier to reverse its decision to eliminate service between Havana and Madrid. continue reading »

Expert:  Spain Has ‘Very Solid’ and ‘Respected’ Image Abroad

Spain's image abroad is "very solid" and "respected," with the negative effects of the economic crisis being just a temporary factor that will not affect the country's permanent value, Brand Spain High Commissioner Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros said. continue reading »

Spain’s Prado Sends 100 Piece Art Exhibition to Houston Museum

An exhibition of 100 masterpieces from Spain's Prado Museum opened Sunday at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, or MFAH, giving visitors a look at the evolution of Spanish painting from the 16th century to the 19th century. continue reading »

Cuba to Send Spaniard Home to Finish His Prison Sentence

A Spaniard jailed in Cuba in connection with a road accident that resulted in the death of prominent dissident Oswaldo Paya will be sent back to Spain, possibly before the end of the year, to serve the rest of his four-year sentence. continue reading »

Spain Shows Support to Pakistani Woman Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

The Spanish government expressed support Thursday to the family of a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death under the South Asian country's controversial blasphemy law. continue reading »

Spanish Population Grows by 6 Million in 10 Years, Driven by Foreigners Migrating to Country

The Spanish population grew by 6 million people over the last decade (2001-2011) to reach 46.8 million inhabitants, largely due to the number of foreigners living in Spain, a segment that has tripled in that period to a total of 5.2 million. continue reading »

Spain May Publish List of Top Tax Dodgers

Spain's government is considering publishing the names of the country's "biggest tax dodgers and delinquent taxpayers," Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro said Thursday. continue reading »

Operation Stops International Child Porn Ring, 28 Spaniards Arrested

Twenty-eight people have been arrested by Spanish cops as part of an international operation against the child pornography industry, largely developed in Spain and whose corporate headquarters were located in Toronto, police officials said. continue reading »

Spain, Red Cross Rescue 41Migrants in Strait of Gibraltar

Spain's Maritime Rescue and Red Cross saved 41 immigrants Friday who were sailing on six inflatable toy rafts in the Strait of Gibraltar. continue reading »

Spain Gets Rid of International Treasure Hunters

A patrol of the Spanish navy expelled from the Alboran Sea a U.S.-owned, Panamanian-flagged vessel that was allegedly carrying out soundings to find sunken ships, authorities said Friday. continue reading »