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Spain Unemployment Rate Hits High of 26.2 Percent

The number of people officially registered as jobless in Spain climbed by 74,296, or 1.54 percent, in November to 4,907,817, according to figures released Tuesday by the Spanish Employment and Social Security Ministry. continue reading »

Massive Protesting in Spain Over Privatization of Hospitals

Thousands of citizens and health professionals took to the streets of the Spanish capital on Sunday to protest plans by the Madrid regional government to outsource management and some services provided by public hospitals. continue reading »

Iberia Airlines Employees Schedule Pre-Christmas Strikes

Unions representing employees of Spanish airline Iberia said Thursday they will go on strike for six days prior to the Christmas holidays. continue reading »

Fifth Woman Dies As A Result of Halloween Stampede in Spain

A 20-year-old woman injured in the human stampede at a giant Halloween party in the Spanish capital, died Thursday, medical sources told Efe. Maria Teresa Alonso, who died as a result of "severe brain damage," becomes the fifth fatality from the incident at the Madrid Arena. continue reading »

Overcrowding to Blame For Halloween Stampede

The crowd at the Madrid Arena was 58 percent larger than the facility's legal capacity during the Halloween party that ended in tragedy with the deaths of four young women who were crushed in a human stampede. continue reading »

Spainish King Juan Carlos Will be in Hospital for “A Few More Days”

Spain's King Juan Carlos is "in optimum condition" to be discharged after a hip replacement, but his medical team has convinced him to remain in the hospital for "a few more days" to carry out the next phase of his rehabilitation. continue reading »

Spanish Police Discover Second Dead Baby in Freezer

A second dead baby was found in a freezer Tuesday at the same home in southern Spain where the frozen body of another newborn was discovered earlier this month. continue reading »

Catalonia Will Not Splinter from Spain, Sovereignty Plan Fails at Voting Booth

The center-right Catalonian nationalists won the regional elections here Sunday but with 98.7 percent of the votes counted were far from garnering "the exceptional majority" they were seeking to push their sovereignty plan. continue reading »

Drug Fugitive Captured, Hash Ring Busted in Spain

Spanish police arrested a drug suspect who was on the lam after escaping from a prison in Sweden in 2003 and dismantled a hashish-trafficking organization he allegedly headed. continue reading »

Madrid Fires Officials Over Halloween Stampede Deaths

Mayor Ana Botella on Wednesday announced the firing of two top officials with the public municipal company that manages the Madrid Arena, where four girls were crushed to death in a human stampede during a Halloween party. continue reading »

Carlos Slim Invests $2.5 Million in Spanish Soccer Club

Mexican telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim has become the largest shareholder in struggling Spanish soccer club Real Oviedo, providing much-needed funds just ahead of a deadline for raising capital. continue reading »

Cuba Considers Send Spaniard Responsible for Cuban Dissident’s Death Back Home

Spain's request that Cuba send home a Spaniard jailed on the island in connection with a deadly road accident "will be duly considered" on the basis of existing bilateral accords, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez told Efe here Friday. continue reading »

Spanish Firm Creating 2,000 Jobs Throughout Latin America

Spain-based technology multinational Indra Sistemas plans to strengthen its commitment to Latin America by hiring between 1,500 and 2,000 local employees in that region in 2013, half of them in Brazil. continue reading »

Report: Europeans Consuming Less Heroin, Cocaine

The European Union is observing signs of the stabilization and even a drop in cocaine and heroin consumption, but it warns about the proliferation of new synthetic drugs. This is the general panorama presented by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction, or EMCDDA, in its annual report for 2012, which was released Thursday in Lisbon. continue reading »

Spanish Paleontologists Discover 11.6 Million Year Old Panda Bear Fossils

Two fossilized mandibles and several teeth found in northeastern Spain dating from 11.6 million years ago are the oldest remains found to date of ancestors of the giant panda, a team of Spanish paleontologists said in an article appearing in the journal PLOS ONE. continue reading »

Spain Announces 2 Year Freeze on Foreclosures

Spain's government on Thursday approved the creation of a stock of homes for rent to evicted mortgage debtors and also instituted a two-year freeze on foreclosures. continue reading »

Spanish Police Arrest Woman Accused Of Killing Newborn, Placing Body in Freezer

A Spanish woman accused of killing her newborn baby says that the child was stillborn and that she put it into the freezer in her home so that she could keep it, sources linked to her family told Efe. continue reading »

SPAIN: Woman Selling “Non-Vital” Organs to Pay her Rent

A Spanish mother is going to extremes to provide a home for herself and her daughter. A disabled Valencia resident recently gave an interview to El Mundo and disclosed that in order to stay financially afloat continue reading »

Spain Economic Minister:  Economic Reforms Producing “Positive Signs”

Spain's efforts to trim its budget deficit and put its financial house in order are producing "positive signs," the Iberian nation's economy minister said here Monday in an appearance before the European Parliament. continue reading »

Spanish Officials Take Down Major Narco Gang from Serbia

Spanish police said they broke up a network that financed the Serbian criminal outfit known as the Zemun clan with the profits from marijuana plantations on Gran Canaria island. continue reading »