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Brazilian Soccer Team Asks Fans to Show Support in ‘Blood’

Brazilian Soccer Team Asks Fans to Show Support in ‘Blood’

EC Vitória, the Brazilian soccer team famous for their red and black jerseys are making some changes and asking their fans for help. In an effort to raise awareness as well as blood donations, the team has eliminated the color red from their jerseys and begun a campaign entitled, ‘Meu Sange é Rubro-Negro’ (My Blood is Red and Black.) continue reading »

New Spanish Austerity Unveiled – Low Pay & Higher Taxes – Received with Protests

New Spanish Austerity Unveiled – Low Pay & Higher Taxes – Received with Protests

The new conservative government of Spain has announced further steps to reduce the deficit and new austerity measures in order to obtain a Euro bailout, all of which was met with protests. continue reading »

Hundreds of Pamplona Bull Runners Seek Treatment From Medical Professionals

Hundreds of Pamplona Bull Runners Seek Treatment From Medical Professionals

Nearly 400 people have been treated by emergency services personnel this weekend in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, where the world-famous San Fermin festival is taking place, Red Cross and health officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Spanish Handbag Designer Already Gaining Celebrity Clientele

Spanish Handbag Designer Already Gaining Celebrity Clientele

Spanish designer Laura Vela is taking New York by storm with attractive designs for women's handbags that are captivating many celebrities, including actress Sarah Jessica Parker, model Bar Rafaeli and other fashion fanatics, including the Olsen twins. continue reading »

Aircraft that Relies Solely on Solar Energy Touches Down in Spain After 17 Hour Journey

Aircraft that Relies Solely on Solar Energy Touches Down in Spain After 17 Hour Journey

The Solar Impulse aircraft landed at Madrid-Barajas Airport at 1:19 a.m. Saturday, 17 hours after taking off from Rabat on its return trip to Switzerland "without using a drop of fuel" and flown exclusively with solar energy. continue reading »

Pamplona Bull Run Sees 6 Victims in First Run

Pamplona Bull Run Sees 6 Victims in First Run

Six runners, one of them gored in the leg, were taken to hospitals Saturday after the first running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, celebrated in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona. continue reading »

Emotional Julio Iglesias Sings Favorites in Barcelona

Emotional Julio Iglesias Sings Favorites in Barcelona

Julio Iglesias aimed directly at the hearts of his fans and found the target with an emotional concert in which he performed many of his greatest hits and encouraged Spaniards to trust in the country's ability to overcome its current economic woes. continue reading »

Spanish Art Feud Being Fueled by Poor Economy, “The Lock” to be Sold

Spanish Art Feud Being Fueled by Poor Economy, “The Lock” to be Sold

Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, age 69, is selling John Constable’s painting “The Lock” because she is apparently suffering “liquidity” problems brought on by Spain’s economic crisis. It is expected to raise up to £25 million and the piece is housed in Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.However, the proposed sale is causing an uproar with Spanish art fanatics and has even ignited a bitter family feud. continue reading »

Spanish F1 Driver Maria De Villota Loses Eye After Test Crash

Spanish F1 Driver Maria De Villota Loses Eye After Test Crash

Maria de Villota, of the Formula One team Marussia, has lost her right eye in a crash at a test event on Tuesday. The 32-year-old driver, one of only two female drivers ever contracted to an F1 team, sustained her injuries at a British airfield after running into a stationary truck. continue reading »

Europe’s Biggest Illegal Pot Plantation Found in Spain

Europe’s Biggest Illegal Pot Plantation Found in Spain

Authorities have found the largest illegal marijuana plantation in Europe, with about 10,000 plants in 16 greenhouses, on a farm in the eastern Spanish province of Alicante. continue reading »

Swine Leg with Hoof Found in Passengers Luggage Coming In from Spain

Swine Leg with Hoof Found in Passengers Luggage Coming In from Spain

Border Protection seize cured 12-pound swine leg, complete with bone and hoof, packed in someone’s luggage coming in from Spain. continue reading »

Spain’s Economic Minister Says Recession Expected to Worsen

Spain’s Economic Minister Says Recession Expected to Worsen

Spain's economic recession is getting worse, and the economic figures from the second quarter point to a "slightly greater" decline of the gross domestic product than occurred in the first three months of the year, when it slipped by 0.30 percent, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said Sunday. continue reading »

Gay Cruise Ship Banned in Casablanca Docks in Spain

Gay Cruise Ship Banned in Casablanca Docks in Spain

The cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam, on its present voyage catering to a gay clientele, docked Sunday in the southern Spanish port of Malaga after Moroccan authorities prohibited it from making its scheduled port of call in Casablanca. continue reading »

Spanish Forest Fires Destroy 50,000 Acres

Spanish Forest Fires Destroy 50,000 Acres

The forest fires affecting eastern Spain have already destroyed some 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres) in the province of Valencia and continue to spread, given that ongoing changes in wind direction are making it difficult for authorities to control and extinguish them. continue reading »

Spain La Roja, Wins Euro 2012 Title, Third Straight Major Soccer Title

Spain La Roja, Wins Euro 2012 Title, Third Straight Major Soccer Title

Spain has won the Euro 2012 title, making this their third major soccer title. Spain defeated 4-0 Italy to gain the title today in the finals. continue reading »