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“Blancanieves” Misses Top Prize at San Sebastian Film Festival, Wins Other Awards

“Blancanieves” Misses Top Prize at San Sebastian Film Festival, Wins Other Awards

Francois Ozon made off with first prize and the best screenplay prize at the 60th edition of the San Sebastian film festival with his comedy "Dans la maison," beating out Pablo Berger's "Blancanieves" and with silver awards going to Fernando Trueba (best director) and Jose Sacristan (best actor). continue reading »

Thousands Protest Spanish Austerity Measures in Madrid

Thousands Protest Spanish Austerity Measures in Madrid

Roughly 4,500 people took part in the latest "Surround Parliament" protest Saturday in the Spanish capital to demand an end to government austerity measures, authorities said. continue reading »

Audit Shows Spanish Banks Need $76 Billion, Banks Only Asking For $40 Billion Bailout

Audit Shows Spanish Banks Need $76 Billion, Banks Only Asking For $40 Billion Bailout

Spain's troubled banks need roughly 59.3 billion euros ($76.3 billion) to shore up their finances, according to the results of an independent audit released Friday. continue reading »

Severe Rains in Southern Spain Take 3 Lives

Severe Rains in Southern Spain Take 3 Lives

A 6-year-old girl and an elderly man died Friday in the southern municipality of Puerto Lumbreras as a result of heavy rains battering much of southern Spain, bringing to three the number of fatalities blamed on the storm. continue reading »

Spain’s “Blancanieves” to be Foreign-Language Oscar Contender

Spain’s “Blancanieves” to be Foreign-Language Oscar Contender

"Blancanieves," a silent film shot in black and white, will represent Spain in the non-English best film category at the 85th edition of the Oscars and at Mexico's Ariel awards. continue reading »

¡Basta! Enough Says Spaniards as Thousands Take to Street Protesting Austerity Program

¡Basta! Enough Says Spaniards as Thousands Take to Street Protesting Austerity Program

In the second day of protests tens of thousands of Spaniards took to the street to protest the country’s austerity program and want Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy - ¡Basta! they have had enough of the budget cuts. continue reading »

French Entrepreneur Leonard Simpatico Raffling Off Homes in Spain, Some for $13

French Entrepreneur Leonard Simpatico Raffling Off Homes in Spain, Some for $13

French entrepreneur Leonard Simpatico will offer in Spain the chance to win a house for the modest price of 10 euros ($13), an original initiative in the midst of the financial and real estate crisis. continue reading »

Messi Loses Cool During Barcelona - Granada Match (VIDEO)

Messi Loses Cool During Barcelona - Granada Match (VIDEO)

Soccer star, Lionel Messi had a surprising outburst during Barcelona’s match against Granada when teammate David “El Guaje” Villa failed to pass the ball quickly. continue reading »

Bill Clinton Meets with King Juan Carlos, Says He’s Confident Spanish Economy will Recover

Bill Clinton Meets with King Juan Carlos, Says He’s Confident Spanish Economy will Recover

U.S. President Bill Clinton told Spain's King Juan Carlos Sunday that he was confident Spain will get through the economic crisis during a meeting in New York at which the pair discussed the latest outbreak of violence in Muslim countries and the upcoming U.S. election. continue reading »

Mexican Actor Satisfies His Childhood Desire to Bullfight in New Movie

Mexican Actor Satisfies His Childhood Desire to Bullfight in New Movie

When he was 11 years old, Spanish-born Mexican actor Daniel Gimenez Cacho went to his first bullfight and was absolutely fascinated. continue reading »

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 »