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Spanish Economist Receives Espasa Prize for Book on Economic Crisis

Spanish Economist Receives Espasa Prize for Book on Economic Crisis

Economist Leopoldo Abadia was awarded Spain's Espasa Prize on Thursday for a book that charts a roadmap out of the nation's severe economic crisis and describes economic concepts in language accessible to the layperson. continue reading »

Famed Chef Jose Andres To Teach Course on Spanish Cuisine

Famed Chef Jose Andres To Teach Course on Spanish Cuisine

Chef Jose Andres intends to revolutionize the way in which Spanish gastronomy is known in the United States and the rest of the world with his Spanish Culinary Art course. continue reading »

Spanish Firm to Open Solar Technology Plant in U.S.

Spanish Firm to Open Solar Technology Plant in U.S.

Spanish solar technology firm Isofoton said that in November it will inaugurate its first plant in the United States, a market it expects will lead the photovoltaic, or PV, industry in the coming years. continue reading »

Spanish Tennis Star Juan Carlos Ferrero Retires

Spanish Tennis Star Juan Carlos Ferrero Retires

Spanish tennis star Juan Carlos Ferrero, a former world No. 1 and winner of the 2003 French Open, announced here Wednesday at a media event promoting the upcoming Valencia Open 500 that that tournament will be the last of his career. continue reading »

Madrid’s Radamel Falcao Continues to Score

Madrid’s Radamel Falcao Continues to Score

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo get all the attention when discussing the best soccer player in the world. They are clearly the best players who ply their trade in Spain’s La Liga, but there is fast riser who should be at least mentioned in the discussion. continue reading »

Spain’s Iconic Shoe Designer Pedro Garcia to Launch E-Commerce Site

Spain’s Iconic Shoe Designer Pedro Garcia to Launch E-Commerce Site

The Alicante based-company was launched in the early 1920’s by Pedro Garcia as a children’s footwear workshop. Some eighty-years later the company remains a family run business, continue reading »

Spain Recognizes U.S. Schools Promoting Spanish Language

Spain Recognizes U.S. Schools Promoting Spanish Language

The Spanish Embassy in Washington on Monday recognized seven U.S. schools for their contribution to strengthening the role of Spanish as the most-widely-spoken foreign language in the United States. continue reading »

Spaniard Briefly Abducted by Al Qaeda-linked Group in Africa

Spaniard Briefly Abducted by Al Qaeda-linked Group in Africa

Salafist militant group Ansar al Din, a group affiliated with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, told Efe Saturday that it abducted a Spanish citizen in northern Mali earlier this week before freeing him 24 hours later. continue reading »

Europe’s Longest-Living Man Passes Away in Spain at Age 111

Europe’s Longest-Living Man Passes Away in Spain at Age 111

The man considered the longest-lived person in Europe has died in Spain. He was 111. Francisco Fernandez Fernandez, known as "Quico," died suddenly at home Friday in the small town of Pinilla de la Valderia in the northern province of Leon. continue reading »

Penelope Cruz Vows To Produce Films in Spain To Stimulate Economy

Penelope Cruz Vows To Produce Films in Spain To Stimulate Economy

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz said in an interview published Saturday by Italian daily La Stampa that she plans to produce at least two films a year in her homeland to create jobs amid sky-high unemployment. continue reading »

Could Enrique Iglesias Be Next ‘American Idol’ Judge?

Could Enrique Iglesias Be Next ‘American Idol’ Judge?

Enrique Iglesias might be the next judge to join Mariah Carey behind the table for American Idol's 12th season. continue reading »

Barcelona Tourism Industry to Expand with 6 New Hotel, Casino Complexes

Barcelona Tourism Industry to Expand with 6 New Hotel, Casino Complexes

The government of Spain's Catalonia region announced Friday a tourism project with an investment of $6 billion (4.74 billion euros) for the construction of six new complexes featuring hotels and casinos. continue reading »

Mexico Investing $35 M in First Oceanographic Research Vessel

Mexico Investing $35 M in First Oceanographic Research Vessel

Spanish shipmaker Astilleros Armon Vigo is building Mexico's first deep-water fisheries and oceanographic research vessel at a cost of roughly 460 million pesos ($35 million), the agriculture secretary said. continue reading »

Spain’s Iker Casillas, Xavier Hernandez Win Prince of Asturias Award for Sports

Spain’s Iker Casillas, Xavier Hernandez Win Prince of Asturias Award for Sports

Spanish soccer players Iker Casillas and Xavier Hernandez on Wednesday were named the recipients of this year's Prince of Asturias Award for Sports in recognition of their outstanding play on the field and admirable sportsmanship. continue reading »

SPAIN: Nigerian Woman Gives Birth on Bus

SPAIN: Nigerian Woman Gives Birth on Bus

A bus full of passengers in Spain received quite the surprise when a Nigerian woman went into labor on the bus. Monday night, the woman reportedly cried for help when her water broke and she went into labor. continue reading »