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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 »

Madrid’s Radamel Falcao Continues to Score

Madrid’s Radamel Falcao Continues to Score

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo get all the attention when discussing the best soccer player in the world. They are clearly the best players who ply their trade in Spain’s La Liga, but there is fast riser who should be at least mentioned in the discussion. continue reading »

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 »