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King of Spain Journalism Prize Winners Announced

The recipients of the 30th edition of the King of Spain Journalism Prizes were announced here Thursday by a jury that praised the "excellent quality" of the 242 pieces submitted for consideration. continue reading »

Spain Did Not Meet 2012 Deficit Goals EC Assumes

The European Commission said in a report issued Tuesday that it was assuming that Spain did not achieve the goal of reducing its public-sector deficit to less than 6.3 percent of the gross domestic product in 2012. continue reading »

Spain: Prime Minister Orders Audit of Popular Party’s Accounts

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Monday he has commissioned an external audit of the governing Popular Party's accounts, an inspection that will complement a forthcoming internal audit. continue reading »

SPAIN: Number of Registered Foreigners Drops, First Time in 15 Years

The number of foreigners registered in Spain at the beginning of January 2012 fell for the first time in the last 15 years, official figures released Wednesday show. A total of 5,736,258 people of foreign origin were registered in Spain on Jan. continue reading »

Spanish Basketball Coach Paco Olmos Signs with Puerto Rico’s BSN

Spaniard Paco Olmos is now the coach of the Santurce Cangrejeros, one of the 10 clubs in Puerto Rico's BSN pro basketball league. Olmos said at a press continue reading »

Spanish Railway Opertor Eusko Tren Looking into Investments in Uruguay

Spanish railway operator Eusko Tren has confirmed its interest in investing in Uruguay and presented a plan to Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, the press reported Sunday, citing company executives. continue reading »

Spanish PM Rajoy Announces Spanish-Algerian Business Summit for March

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Thursday that business leaders from his country and Algeria will gather here in March for a summit to explore investment opportunities. continue reading »

Spain Wants Lenient Treatment for Angel Carromero on His Vehicular Manslaughter Charges

The treatment board of a prison in the north-central Spanish province of Segovia has proposed that Angel Carromero, who was extradited from Cuba after being convicted there of vehicular manslaughter, be granted open-regime, or semi-free, status. continue reading »

SPAIN: Deputy Mayor Resigns As a Result of 2012 Halloween Party Tragedy

Madrid Deputy Mayor Miguel Angel Villanueva resigned Wednesday, two months after the Halloween party tragedy that resulted in the deaths of five young women in a human stampede, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Spain and France Connect via High-Speed Rail

Spain inaugurated on Tuesday a rail line from Barcelona to the French border that completes the process of linking the two nations' high-speed passenger rail services. continue reading »

Spanish Man Confesses to Slitting Ex-Girlfriend’s Throat

A 39-year-old man turned himself over to the police and confessed he had slit his ex-girlfriend's throat the night before on a street in the eastern Spanish town of Benaguasil. continue reading »

Anonymous Take on Government Websites in Guatemala

The hacker-activist group Anonymous claimed responsibility for attacks this week on the Web sites of Guatemala's executive and legislative branches. continue reading »

Mexico City: Those Guilty of Animal Abuse Will Serve Jail Time

Lawmakers in Mexico City have announced that those found guilty of animal cruelty now face up to four years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. continue reading »

New House Prices in Spain Down 33.5% Since 2007

Prices of new Spanish houses fell another 6.9 percent in 2012 and have now plunged by more than a third since their peak in 2007, an appraisers' association said Wednesday. continue reading »

Spanish Utlity Company Sells 32 Wind Farms in France

Spanish utility company Iberdrola said Monday it sold 32 wind farms in France to U.S.-based General Electric, Meag and France's EDF for 400 million euros (nearly $528 million). continue reading »

Spanish Prime Minister to Visit Peru, Chile, Algeria, Panama in 2013

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy plans to visit Chile, Peru, Panama and Algeria during 2013, and his agenda of international travels also includes a meeting at the White House with U.S. President Barack Obama. continue reading »

Spain Investigating Kidnapping, Murder of Toddler

Police in the southern Spanish province of Almeria are investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder of a 16-month-old girl found dead a week after she was kidnapped. continue reading »

Spain Arrests Halloween Party Organizer Following Deaths of 5 People

On Thursday, Spanish police arrested the owner of the company behind a giant Halloween party in Madrid that ended with a human stampede resulting in five deaths. continue reading »

Evictions in Spain Rise by 15.9 Percent

Eviction proceedings in Spanish courts rose to a record 49,702 as of Sept. 30, up 15.9 percent from the same period in 2011, the Judicial Branch General Council said Thursday. continue reading »

Spain’s Bankia Bank has Value of -$5.49 Billion

Bankia, which was nationalized in May at its own request, has a negative value of 4.148 billion euros ($5.49 billion), Spain's state-backed FROB bank restructuring fund said Wednesday. continue reading »