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CHECK OUT Madrid’s Transformation of a Highway into an Amazing Park (VIDEO)

Check out how Madrid's city planners transformed a concrete highway into a 3,000 acre green space filled with 33,000 trees, drinking foundation and one of the city's largest bike paths. The project took almost five years to complete but well worth it for green lovers. continue reading »

Thousands Expected to March in Madrid in Defense of Family Values

For the fifth consecutive year, many Spanish Bishops will be in Colon square in Madrid, on Friday, December 30, the liturgical feast of the Holy Family, to accompany thousands of families from all the dioceses in the nation, continue reading »

Former Spanish Prime Minister’s Wife Becomes Madrid’s First Female Mayor

Ana Botella, the wife of former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, was sworn-in Tuesday as Madrid's first woman mayor. continue reading »

Spanish Couple Celebrates 78 Years Together and 103rd Birthdays

Born in Spain in the early 20th century, Jose Pascua and Antonia Patino - married to each other for 78 years - on Wednesday became an example of longevity and perseverance by both celebrating their 103rd birthdays. Antonia and Jose, neighbors in the central town of Hinojosa de Duero, were born, respectively on Aug. 14, 1908, and Dec. 21, 1908, and they celebrated their birthdays on Wednesday. continue reading »

Outrage Over “Hot Latina Lottery” in Spain (VIDEO)

Police are investigating a series of flyers announcing a January 6, 2012 raffle that offered a night at a hotel with a not Latina girl, and a bottle of whiskey. continue reading »

Falkland Island Flare Up Between Spanish Fishermen and Argentine Coast Guard

A Spanish-flagged fishing boat that operates in the Falkland Islands was harassed by an Argentine coast guard ship and took refuge in Uruguayan waters, a navy spokesman told Efe Sunday. continue reading »

First Day of Iberia Pilot Strike, Hundreds of Flights Cancelled

The Spanish airline Iberia will cancel more than 100 flights Sunday on the first day of a two-day pilots' strike called by the Sepla union to protest the founding of a low-cost subsidiary. continue reading »

Spanish Tenor Jose Carreras Raises $8.3M to Fight Cancer

Spanish tenor Jose Carreras collected 6.4 million euros ($8.3 million) in a televised gala held in Germany for the foundation that he directs and which is dedicated to the fight against the bone-marrow cancer known as leukemia, event organizers said Friday. continue reading »

Animal Rights Protesters Take Over Madrid Protesting Fur Industry

About 100 activists with the international non-profit organization AnimaNaturalis stripped naked on Sunday in downtown Madrid to protest the activities of the fur industry. continue reading »

Spain Busts Gang Hiding Drugs in Babies’ Diapers

Spanish police broke up a gang that used children and babies to smuggle cocaine into Europe by hiding the drug in the youngsters' diapers. continue reading »

First Time in Spain’s History: More People Leaving Country Then Immigrating to It

The economic crisis that broke out in 2008 will result in a net outflow of people from Spain seeking work, the first time since figures have been kept that such an situation has occurred. continue reading »

Spain’s Conservative Popular Party Sweeps General Elections

The conservative Popular Party, or PP, won an absolute majority in Spain's general elections on Sunday, according to the official vote count, which - with 99 percent of the ballots tallied continue reading »

Spanich Elections Underway, Ruling Socialist Party Not Likely to Win

Spaniards are heading to the polls Sunday to vote in general elections amid a sky-high unemployment rate and fears of contagion from the European debt crisis. continue reading »

Penny Bingo Betting Brings Spanish Senior Citizens $815,000 in Fines

About 500 elderly residents of a town in eastern Spain are facing a possible fine of 600,000 euros ($815,000) for playing bingo with wagers of up to 27 cents. continue reading »

No More Two Hour Lunch Breaks: Spain Considering 9-to-5 Work Schedule

Facing economic uncertainty, Spain is looking to make cuts everywhere they can, and currently being considered for the chopping block is workers’ two-hour (or more) lunch breaks. continue reading »

Record Cocaine Seizure in Barcelona Port – Hidden in Coffee Shipment (VIDEO)

The Spain's Guardia Civil is reporting the attempted smuggling of 625 kilos (almost 1,400 pounds) of cocaine in a freight container from Brazil. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Fitch Downgrades Spain’s Credit Rating from AA-plus to AA-minus

Fitch, the international credit rating agency, has just downgraded Spain’s credit rating by two notches from AA-plus to AA-minus. This downgrade was done on the heals of the agency downgrading Italy’s rating from A+ to AA-. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Spain to Discuss Trade & Investment Issues

Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs Jose W. Fernandez will travel to Spain from September 28 to October 2, and to Turkey from October 2-4. continue reading »

Two Locations in Spain Added to UN List of Globally Significant Sites

Nine geological sites of exceptional scientific and educational importance, rarity or beauty have been added to the Global Network of National Geoparks that include two locations in Spain. continue reading »

Rafa Nadal Collapses at Press Conference After Winning at US Open (VIDEO)

Spanish tennis sensation, Rafael Nadal, experienced such severe cramping on Sunday that he collapsed during a post-game press conference at the US Open. After beating his opponent David Nalbandian, Nadel attended a press conference where he was seated and in mid-sentence was under some type of distress and stopped speaking. continue reading »