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Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »

Spanish Concertgoers Clash with Police at MTV Madrid Beach Festival, 11 Arrested

Spanish Concertgoers Clash with Police at MTV Madrid Beach Festival, 11 Arrested

Eleven people were arrested in disturbances that occurred early Saturday during the celebration of the MTV Madrid Beach festival, police told Efe. Those in custody, charged with attacking a police officer, were taken to provincial brigade facilities where they spent the night and where on Saturday they were to make their depositions. continue reading »

Spaniard Surprised to Find his Face on “Hipsters For Obama” Buttons

Spaniard Surprised to Find his Face on “Hipsters For Obama” Buttons

A Spanish man was surprised to find that his image has been enlisted into U.S. President Barack Obama's campaign for a second term. continue reading »

Spanish Mayor Arrested on Money Laundering, Corruption Charges

Spanish Mayor Arrested on Money Laundering, Corruption Charges

The Socialist mayor of this northwestern Spanish city, Francisco Rodriguez, was arrested Thursday on corruption charges. continue reading »

World’s Worst Art Restorer Demanding Royalties from Spanish Church Collection Box

World’s Worst Art Restorer Demanding Royalties from Spanish Church Collection Box

You would think Cecilia Gimenez would be hiding after being labeled the ‘World’s Worse Art Restorer’ but she is not. The 80-year-old Spaniard is enjoying the infamy of her disastrous restoration of Jesus Christ’s face continue reading »

Professional Cyclist Victor Cabedo Killed While Training in Spain

Professional Cyclist Victor Cabedo Killed While Training in Spain

Spanish professional cyclist Victor Cabedo, a member of the Euskaltel-Euskadi team, died Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle while training. continue reading »

Motherhood has Made Penelope Cruz “Picky” About Film Roles

Motherhood has Made Penelope Cruz “Picky” About Film Roles

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz said that becoming a mother has made her more "picky" in choosing her roles and helped her more deeply understand her latest character. continue reading »

WTF? - Armadillo Official Mascot for Brazil’s 2014 World Cup Games

WTF? - Armadillo Official Mascot for Brazil’s 2014 World Cup Games

FIFA and Brazil's 2014 World Cup Organizing Committee have presented the soccer championship's mascot, an armadillo whose name will be decided by popular vote and which will be used to raise awareness about the importance of ecology and the environment. continue reading »

Spain’s El Hierro Island Volcano Starts Erupting

Spain’s El Hierro Island Volcano Starts Erupting

Volcanic activity on Spain's El Hierro island has resumed far below the Earth's surface in a similar manner to last July, albeit slightly stronger, the director of the National Geographic Institute, or IGN, in the Canary Islands, Maria Jose Blanco, told Efe on Sunday. continue reading »

Spanish Man Fakes Own Kidnapping Hoping to Collect Ransom and Pay off Debts

Spanish Man Fakes Own Kidnapping Hoping to Collect Ransom and Pay off Debts

A 30-year-old man in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia has been charged with faking his own kidnapping to collect ransom from his family, police said Sunday. continue reading »

Penelope Cruz Discusses Spanish Films and her Love of Accents

Penelope Cruz Discusses Spanish Films and her Love of Accents

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz said at the Toronto International Film Festival that she will never stop making films in Spain and in Spanish, but that she also would like to play a character with a British accent and take on the role of a stereotypical California "valley girl." continue reading »

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 »