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Halloween Brings Ghosts, Zombies, & Vampires to Spain

Halloween Brings Ghosts, Zombies, & Vampires to Spain

Halloween, an Anglo tradition, is becoming more and more popular in Spain, as seen by the growing number of activities and sales of articles for its celebration.Businesses are jumping on the Halloween bandwagon, promoting "terror" with a wide choice of products. continue reading »

Tourists in Spain Spending More this Year

Tourists in Spain Spending More this Year

Foreign tourists visiting Spain between January and September spent 45.1 billion euros ($58.2 billion), some 7.2 percent more than in the same period of 2011, the Industry, Energy and Tourism Ministry said Monday. continue reading »

Spanish Prime Minister Predicts Stronger Economy in 2013

Spanish Prime Minister Predicts Stronger Economy in 2013

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy expressed confidence that 2013 will be a better year and that the economic crisis can begin to be overcome in the near future. Rajoy sounded that optimistic note Saturday at the close of a two-day meeting here of the ruling Popular Party. continue reading »

Mexican Film Industry Wins At Spanish Film Festival

Mexican Film Industry Wins At Spanish Film Festival

Three Mexican movies by directors Luis Mandoki, Kenya Marquez and Everaldo Gonzalez were awarded prizes Saturday by the jury of Valladolid's 57th International Film Week, or Seminci. continue reading »

Unemployment Rate Tops 25 Percent in Spain

Unemployment Rate Tops 25 Percent in Spain

The ranks of Spain's unemployed climbed by 85,000 in the third quarter to more than 5.75 million, pushing the jobless rate to a record 25.02 percent, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Friday. continue reading »

EU Signs Off on Future Spanish “Bad Bank”

EU Signs Off on Future Spanish “Bad Bank”

The European Commission and the European Central Bank said in a joint statement Friday that a deal has been struck with Spain on key aspects of a future "bad bank" that will take on other Spanish lenders' toxic property assets, noting that that entity will be up and running on Dec. 1. continue reading »

UPDATE: Migrant Boat from Morocco to Spain Sinks, 14 Dead and 4 Missing

UPDATE: Migrant Boat from Morocco to Spain Sinks, 14 Dead and 4 Missing

The flimsy craft that went down in Mediterranean waters en route from Morocco to Spain was carrying 35 migrants, not the 71 mentioned by one of the survivors, the Moroccan Human Rights Association said Thursday. continue reading »

Spain, The Philippines Sign Agreement to Promote Spanish in Filipino Classrooms

Spain, The Philippines Sign Agreement to Promote Spanish in Filipino Classrooms

The governments of Spain and the Philippines signed an accord to foster the reintroduction of Spanish in the Asian nation, officials said here Thursday. Both sides also agreed to continue the initiative to offer Spanish as a second language in Filipino high schools, Spain's foreign ministry said in a statement. continue reading »

Iker Casillas, Xavi Hernandez Among Those Honored at Spanish Awards Ceremony

Iker Casillas, Xavi Hernandez Among Those Honored at Spanish Awards Ceremony

Humanity and the humanities won the hearts of guests Friday at the presentation ceremony of the Prince of Asturias Prizes, with U.S. philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum and Spanish soccer players Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernandez among the prizewinners. continue reading »

Boat Carrying 70 Migrants Capsizes En Route to Spain, 14 Drown

Boat Carrying 70 Migrants Capsizes En Route to Spain, 14 Drown

At least 14 people died when a boat carrying some 70 undocumented migrants capsized in the Mediterranean after setting off from Morocco bound for Spain, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Spain’s Iberdrola Plans to Send 23 Percent of Investments to LatAm

Spain’s Iberdrola Plans to Send 23 Percent of Investments to LatAm

More than one-fifth of the 10.5 billion euros ($13.5 billion) that Spanish electric utility Iberdrola plans to invest between 2012 and 2014 will be allocated to Latin America. Of that total, down 37 percent from the 2009-2011 period, 42 percent of the outlays will be made in Britain and 23 percent in Latin America, Iberdrola said in its latest Strategic Plan submitted to the CNMV stock market regulator. continue reading »

Spanish Government Claims New Israeli Settlements Violate International Law

Spanish Government Claims New Israeli Settlements Violate International Law

The Spanish government condemned on Wednesday plans by Israel to build some 1,500 new residences for Jewish settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. continue reading »

Pope Benedict XVI Names 7 Saints, Including Spanish Nun

Pope Benedict XVI Names 7 Saints, Including Spanish Nun

Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday proclaimed Spain's Mother Maria del Carmen Salles y Barangueras and six other people saints of the Roman Catholic Church in a ceremony witnessed by thousands of people in St. Peter's Square. continue reading »

French Military to Purchase Spanish Refueling Planes

French Military to Purchase Spanish Refueling Planes

France's defense minister announced here Friday that his country will purchase 14 MRTT aerial refueling tanker aircraft from Spain. continue reading »

Entrepreneurs Introduce Moto-Taxis to Madrid

Entrepreneurs Introduce Moto-Taxis to Madrid

Madrid has joined other European and Latin American cities in offering a transport system with motorcycles, conceived as a way of relieving traffic jams. continue reading »