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Radamel Falcao and Atletico Madrid Prepare for FC Barcelona Match

Radamel Falcao and Atletico Madrid Prepare for FC Barcelona Match

Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao showed clear signs of recovery from a muscle injury and will be available for this weekend's much-anticipated match against unbeaten FC Barcelona at Camp Nou. continue reading »

Cuba to Send Spaniard Home to Finish His Prison Sentence

Cuba to Send Spaniard Home to Finish His Prison Sentence

A Spaniard jailed in Cuba in connection with a road accident that resulted in the death of prominent dissident Oswaldo Paya will be sent back to Spain, possibly before the end of the year, to serve the rest of his four-year sentence. continue reading »

Spain Shows Support to Pakistani Woman Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

Spain Shows Support to Pakistani Woman Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

The Spanish government expressed support Thursday to the family of a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death under the South Asian country's controversial blasphemy law. continue reading »

Hollywood Tribute for Spanish Director Pedro Almodovar

Hollywood Tribute for Spanish Director Pedro Almodovar

Pedro Almodovar unveiled the first footage from his new film, "Los amantes pasajeros" (I'm So Excited), during a Hollywood tribute to the Spanish filmmaker in the English capital. continue reading »

Spanish Population Grows by 6 Million in 10 Years, Driven by Foreigners Migrating to Country

Spanish Population Grows by 6 Million in 10 Years, Driven by Foreigners Migrating to Country

The Spanish population grew by 6 million people over the last decade (2001-2011) to reach 46.8 million inhabitants, largely due to the number of foreigners living in Spain, a segment that has tripled in that period to a total of 5.2 million. continue reading »

Messi’s Goal Record Recognized by Guinness World Records

Messi’s Goal Record Recognized by Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records has recognized FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for setting a new mark for most goals in a calendar year - 88 and counting. continue reading »

Spain May Publish List of Top Tax Dodgers

Spain May Publish List of Top Tax Dodgers

Spain's government is considering publishing the names of the country's "biggest tax dodgers and delinquent taxpayers," Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro said Thursday. continue reading »

Real Madrid Loses First Copa del Rey Match

Real Madrid Loses First Copa del Rey Match

Real Madrid lost 2-1 on the road Wednesday to Celta Vigo in the first leg of their round-of-16 clash in the Copa del Rey, but the reigning cup-holders can still advance to the quarterfinals with a win here next week. continue reading »

Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain Artifacts Sold at Auction

Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain Artifacts Sold at Auction

The collection of objects and memorabilia belonging to Queen Victoria Eugenia, grandmother of Spain's King Juan Carlos, was sold at auction here Monday for 157,000 Swiss francs ($168,000). continue reading »

Spain Microfinance Foundation Helps 1,200 Puerto Rican Projects

Spain Microfinance Foundation Helps 1,200 Puerto Rican Projects

Spanish banking giant BBVA's Microfinance Foundation has contributed some $4.7 million over the past two years to fund 1,200 small businesses in Puerto Rico, the bank sa continue reading »

Lionel Messi Breaks Gurd Müller’s 40-Year-Old Goal Record

Lionel Messi Breaks Gurd Müller’s 40-Year-Old Goal Record

On December 9, Argentina-born soccer star with FC Barcelona Lionel Messi broke the long-standing record for number of goals scored in a single calendar year. continue reading »

Interview: Chef Jose Andres and Spanish Gastronomy

Interview: Chef Jose Andres and Spanish Gastronomy

Jose Andres, the most popular Spanish chef in the United States, said that Spain's "great culinary creativity" is not reflected in the export of its products, adding that "we have to keep betting on markets like America" while "taking our chances" with emerging markets like Brazil and China. continue reading »

Real Madrid Comes From Behind to Defeat Real Valladolid

Real Madrid Comes From Behind to Defeat Real Valladolid

Real Madrid toughed out a 3-2 come-from-behind road victory over Real Valladolid on Saturday thanks in large measure to the play of German midfielder Mesut Ozil, keeping its fading Spanish league hopes alive. continue reading »

Operation Stops International Child Porn Ring, 28 Spaniards Arrested

Operation Stops International Child Porn Ring, 28 Spaniards Arrested

Twenty-eight people have been arrested by Spanish cops as part of an international operation against the child pornography industry, largely developed in Spain and whose corporate headquarters were located in Toronto, police officials said. continue reading »

Spain, Red Cross Rescue 41Migrants in Strait of Gibraltar

Spain, Red Cross Rescue 41Migrants in Strait of Gibraltar

Spain's Maritime Rescue and Red Cross saved 41 immigrants Friday who were sailing on six inflatable toy rafts in the Strait of Gibraltar. continue reading »