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Carlos Slim Invests $2.5 Million in Spanish Soccer Club

Carlos Slim Invests $2.5 Million in Spanish Soccer Club

Mexican telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim has become the largest shareholder in struggling Spanish soccer club Real Oviedo, providing much-needed funds just ahead of a deadline for raising capital. continue reading »

Brazilian President Questions EU’s Austerity Plan

Brazilian President Questions EU’s Austerity Plan

Confidence in a country's economy "is not built solely on the sacrifices" of its citizens, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Saturday, adding that austerity "has its limits." continue reading »

Spanish King Juan Carlos To Undergo Hip Surgery

Spanish King Juan Carlos To Undergo Hip Surgery

Spain's King Juan Carlos said here Friday that next week he will undergo surgery on his left hip. The monarch made the announcement during a dinner he hosted for heads of state who traveled to Cadiz for the 22nd Ibero-American Summit. continue reading »

Qatar Airways to be Main Sponsor on Barcelona’s Jersey

Qatar Airways to be Main Sponsor on Barcelona’s Jersey

FC Barcelona's jerseys will carry the name Qatar Airways starting next July in compliance with a request from the Spanish club's current main sponsor, Qatar Sports Investments. continue reading »

Davis Cup Final: Ferrer Gives Spain 1-0 Lead

Davis Cup Final: Ferrer Gives Spain 1-0 Lead

David Ferrer got Spain off to a strong start in the Davis Cup final, trouncing Czech Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 here Friday in the opening singles match. continue reading »

Spanish Firm Creating 2,000 Jobs Throughout Latin America

Spanish Firm Creating 2,000 Jobs Throughout Latin America

Spain-based technology multinational Indra Sistemas plans to strengthen its commitment to Latin America by hiring between 1,500 and 2,000 local employees in that region in 2013, half of them in Brazil. continue reading »

Report: Europeans Consuming Less Heroin, Cocaine

Report: Europeans Consuming Less Heroin, Cocaine

The European Union is observing signs of the stabilization and even a drop in cocaine and heroin consumption, but it warns about the proliferation of new synthetic drugs. This is the general panorama presented by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction, or EMCDDA, in its annual report for 2012, which was released Thursday in Lisbon. continue reading »

Spanish Paleontologists Discover 11.6 Million Year Old Panda Bear Fossils

Spanish Paleontologists Discover 11.6 Million Year Old Panda Bear Fossils

Two fossilized mandibles and several teeth found in northeastern Spain dating from 11.6 million years ago are the oldest remains found to date of ancestors of the giant panda, a team of Spanish paleontologists said in an article appearing in the journal PLOS ONE. continue reading »

Barcelona’s Sanchez Injured in Chile vs Serbia Friendly Match

Barcelona’s Sanchez Injured in Chile vs Serbia Friendly Match

Chile's Alexis Sanchez, a striker for F.C. Barcelona, will miss four weeks of action after straining a ligament in his right foot during an international friendly against Serbia. continue reading »

Queen Sofia of Spain Presents Ibero-American Poetry Award to Ernesto Cardenal

Queen Sofia of Spain Presents Ibero-American Poetry Award to Ernesto Cardenal

"Poetry is everything, including the Creator of everything. Poetry is God," said Ernesto Cardenal on Thursday after receiving from the hands of Spain's queen the Queen Sofia Ibero-American Poetry Award continue reading »

Spain Announces 2 Year Freeze on Foreclosures

Spain Announces 2 Year Freeze on Foreclosures

Spain's government on Thursday approved the creation of a stock of homes for rent to evicted mortgage debtors and also instituted a two-year freeze on foreclosures. continue reading »

Spain Wins 5-1 Against Panama in Friendly Soccer Match

Spain Wins 5-1 Against Panama in Friendly Soccer Match

Spain's national soccer team concluded its 2012 campaign here on Wednesday with a 5-1 demolition of Panama in a friendly match. The Spaniards put on a demonstration of why they are the reigning World Cup and European champions. continue reading »

Colombian Heiress Tatiana Santo Domingo and Monaco Royal Andrea Casiraghi Expecting Child

Colombian Heiress Tatiana Santo Domingo and Monaco Royal Andrea Casiraghi Expecting Child

Tatiana Santo Domingo, the daughter of the late Colombian businessman Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr. and Brazilian socialite Vera Rechulski, has announced she is pregnant with her fiancĂ©. continue reading »

Spanish Police Arrest Woman Accused Of Killing Newborn, Placing Body in Freezer

Spanish Police Arrest Woman Accused Of Killing Newborn, Placing Body in Freezer

A Spanish woman accused of killing her newborn baby says that the child was stillborn and that she put it into the freezer in her home so that she could keep it, sources linked to her family told Efe. continue reading »

Messi Honored as Best Player, Best Forward at Spanish Soccer Organization Awards

Messi Honored as Best Player, Best Forward at Spanish Soccer Organization Awards

For the fourth year in a row, Argentine striker Lionel Messi took the laurels for best forward and best player here Tuesday as Spain's LFP professional soccer organization handed out awards for the 2011-2012 season. continue reading »