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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 »

Hundreds of Undocumented Immigrants Protest Loss of Free Health Care in Spain

Hundreds of Undocumented Immigrants Protest Loss of Free Health Care in Spain

Hundreds of people protested in downtown Madrid Saturday against a measure that will leave undocumented immigrants without access to free health care, saying the decision by Spain's governing Popular Party amounts to "health apartheid." continue reading »

Mexican, Brazilian Companies Seek Spanish Engineers

Mexican, Brazilian Companies Seek Spanish Engineers

The Spanish professionals most sought after outside their country are engineers, and it's chiefly Mexican, Brazilian and even German companies that are after them. continue reading »

Fire Ravages Spain Killing 1, Injuring 5, Forcing Thousands From Homes

Fire Ravages Spain Killing 1, Injuring 5, Forcing Thousands From Homes

The fire devastating the province of Malaga in southern Spain has left one person dead and five injured while forcing 5,000 people from their homes in municipalities on the edge of the blaze, Andalusian authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Contemporary Spanish Artist, Maria Gonzalez, Invited to Venice Biennale Architecture 2012

Contemporary Spanish Artist, Maria Gonzalez, Invited to Venice Biennale Architecture 2012

Spanish artist Marisa González is one of the few artists invited to participate in the Venice Biennale Architecture. The Venice Biennale is a major contemporary art exhibition that takes place once every two years in Venice, continue reading »

Check Out These Incredible Large-Scale Works of Art

Check Out These Incredible Large-Scale Works of Art

Bored Panda readers have collected images of 30 of the world’s best large scale street art, and making the list were a number of works in Spain and Mexico. continue reading »