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Spaniards Protest Across 50 Cities Against Social Program Cutbacks

Spaniards Protest Across 50 Cities Against Social Program Cutbacks

Thousands of people took to the streets in more than 50 Spanish cities on Sunday on the urging of the Cumbre Social, which groups more than 150 organization, among them the country's main unions, the CCO and UGT, continue reading »

Pope Names Spanish St. John of Avila a Doctor of the Church

Pope Names Spanish St. John of Avila a Doctor of the Church

Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday proclaimed Spanish St. John of Avila (1499-1569) and German St. Hildegarde of Bingen (1098-1179) "doctors" of the church, one of the Catholic Church's highest honors. continue reading »

Jose Luis Perales Performs His Greatest Hits in Chile

Jose Luis Perales Performs His Greatest Hits in Chile

Spanish singer-songwriter Jose Luis Perales, who has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, delighted thousands of his Chilean fans who, despite the cold and rain, jammed the venue where he performed, urged him on and also sang along with him as he ran through his biggest hits. continue reading »

Spanish Official Steps Down After “Rape” Comment

Spanish Official Steps Down After “Rape” Comment

A Spanish official has stepped down after sparking outrage with comments that made light of the crime of rape. continue reading »

Spaniard Responsible for Cuban Dissidents’ Deaths Regrets “Unfortunate” Accident

Spaniard Responsible for Cuban Dissidents’ Deaths Regrets “Unfortunate” Accident

Spaniard Angel Carromero expressed his regrets Friday for the "unfortunate" traffic accident in which Cuban dissidents Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero died, during his trial here on charges of negligent homicide. continue reading »

U.S., Spain to Enter into Missile-Defense Pact

U.S., Spain to Enter into Missile-Defense Pact

The Spanish government authorized Friday the signing of a pact with the United States that will allow elements of the NATO anti-missile shield to be deployed at the Rota naval base in southern Spain. continue reading »

Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia Wrap up Panama Trip and Head to Ecuador

Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia Wrap up Panama Trip and Head to Ecuador

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and his wife wrapped up their visit to Panama with tours of the Panama City metro project and a canal-expansion construction site. Those two infrastructure projects, the most important being undertaken by President Ricardo Martinelli's administration, are being built with Spanish firms' participation and demonstrate their ability to take on big challenges. continue reading »

Spain Honor’s 75th Anniversary of Picasso’s “Guernica”

Spain Honor’s 75th Anniversary of Picasso’s “Guernica”

Spain's Queen Sofia Museum has mounted an impressive exhibition to celebrate the 75th anniversary of "Guernica," painted by Pablo Picasso in memory of the devastating bombing of that northern Spanish town on April 26, 1937. continue reading »

Check Out “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan’s New Show in Spain to Help Homeless Dog Situation

Check Out “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan’s New Show in Spain to Help Homeless Dog Situation

Nat Geo Mundo presents El Lider de la Manada, the first series ever to air in the U.S. featuring famed Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan speaking in his native Spanish language. continue reading »

Three Still Missing as Spain’s Rain Eases

Three Still Missing as Spain’s Rain Eases

The storm that for two days has been deluging southern and eastern Spain, leaving 10 people dead, eased up somewhat on Sunday, although three people remain missing and there are still traffic circulation problems on some roadways. continue reading »

“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 »