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Alicia Alonso, Head of Cuba’s National Ballet, Honored in Spain

The Teatro de Rojas in Toledo, a city in central Spain, granted Tuesday the Special Prize in the 22nd edition of its awards to Alicia Alonso, director of the National Ballet of Cuba. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 192nd Year of Independence

Today, all of El Salvador is celebrating and rejoicing its 192-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. continue reading »

Ricky Gervais Helping to Ban Bullfighting in Spain

English actor and comic Ricky Gervais has joined the “Love Spain, Hate Bullfighting” public service campaign. The creator of TV’s popular “The Office” views the Spanish national pastime as simply “cruel”. He is urging Spain to outlaw bullfighting as soon as possible. continue reading »

Madrid Loses Bid for 2020 Olympics, Tokyo Will Host

Madrid, Spain and Istanbul have lost out on the 2020 Olympics with Tokyo chosen as the host city. In a secret vote earlier this afternoon in Buenos Aires, Argentine the International Olympic Committee (IOC) selected Tokyo. continue reading »

Spaniard at Helm when $20 Million in Coke Found on Luxury Sailboat Outside Boston

A Spanish national has been arrested for being at the helm of a luxury 49-foot sailboat that was carrying $20 million worth of cocaine outside of Boston. continue reading »

Good News for Spain: Unemployment Rate Drops to Yr 2000 Levels

The number of registered unemployed people in Spain fell to 4.69 million in August, dropping for the sixth straight month, the Employment and Social Security Ministry said Tuesday. continue reading »

Remains of 2 Million Year-Old, Prehistoric Shark Found Near Canary Islands in Spain

The Spanish Oceanography Institute, or IEO, discovered in waters of the Canary Islands a large deposit of fossils of the largest marine predator that ever existed, the megalodon, a shark that became extinct 2 million years ago. continue reading »

JPMorgan “London Whale” Banker Fighting Extradition to U.S. from Home Country of Spain

The Spanish former JPMorgan banker arrested here Tuesday on U.S. charges arising from the bank's $6 billion "London Whale" scandal was released on his own recognizance after vowing to fight extradition to the United States. continue reading »

STUDY: Uncovering the Mysteries of the Ancient Glaciers of Spain

The last glacial maximum was a time when Earth’s far northern and far southern latitudes were largely covered in ice sheets and sea levels were low. Over much of the planet, glaciers were at their greatest extent roughly 20,000 years ago. But according to a study headed by University of Pennsylvania geologist Jane Willenbring, that wasn’t true in at least one part of southern Europe. Due to local effects of temperature and precipitation, the local glacial maximum occurred considerably earlier, around 26,000 years ago. continue reading »

Rosalia Mera, Spain’s Richest Woman & Founder of Zara Stores, Dies at 69

Rosalia Mera, co-founder of clothing and retail giant Inditex and Spain's richest woman, died Thursday after suffering a stroke, doctors said. She was continue reading »

Spain Cashing in on Disfigured Jesus Fresco Now Known as “Beast Jesus”

The much criticized amateur artist Cecilia Gimenez of Borja, Spain is laughing all the day to the bank these days. continue reading »

SPAIN: Woman Has 13-Pound Baby, a Spanish Record

A woman is reportedly doing well after giving birth to a record-breaking baby in Spain recently. Maxime Marin gave to birth to a 13-pound baby on Wednesday in Alicante, Spain, and surprisingly did so with no continue reading »

In New York?  Check Out the 17-Century Spanish Galleon in Hudson River

The Hudson River has a new summer resident: a Spanish galleon, the replica of a 17th-century ship that invites New Yorkers to learn about the voyages of discovery and what life was like for the first Spanish explorers who lived on such vessels. continue reading »

Is Mallorca Spain Jewel Thief Tied to $136 Million Cannes Hotel Heist?

French police suspect that a man arrested on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca may be linked to the theft of jewelry worth 1.4 million euros ($1.8 million) in Cannes, France, in May, the Spanish Civil Guard said Monday. continue reading »

Spain’s Unemployment Rate Continues to Tick Downward

The number of officially registered job seekers in Spain fell in July by 64,866 people to a total of 4,698,814, the Employment and Social Security Ministry said Friday. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Houston Woman Injured in Spain Train Wreck Dies

According to the family and KHOU, Myrta Fariza of Houston has died from injuries sustained during the Spanish train wreck in Santiago de Compostela. continue reading »

HISTORIC:  Spanish-language Univision Gets More Audience During Sweeps than All English-Language TV

Univision, the leading Spanish-language television network in the United States, is outpacing ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in the number of primetime viewers in the coveted younger demographic, the company said Tuesday. continue reading »

Gold Coins from Sunken 1715 Spanish Galleon Found at Ocean’s Bottom near Florida

A total of 48 gold "escudos" making up part of the treasure from a 17th-century galleon have been recovered on Florida's east coast, the media reported Monday. continue reading »

Spain Apologies for Diplomatic “Misunderstanding” Over Bolivia’s Detoured Presidential Plane

Spain's foreign minister on Tuesday offered apologies to Bolivia's Evo Morales for "any misunderstanding" linked to last week's diversion of the Latin American leader's aircraft, but insisted that Madrid never barred the plane from its airspace. continue reading »

Bus Accident in Spanish Province of Avila, Leaves 9 Dead and Many Injured

Nine people were killed and 21 others injured in a bus accident on a highway in Tornadizos, a town in the north-central Spanish province of Avila, the Civil Guard said. continue reading »