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Spain’s Royals Take 7.1%  Paycut Amidst 4th Austerity Package and 24% Unemployment

Spain’s Royals Take 7.1%  Paycut Amidst 4th Austerity Package and 24% Unemployment

Spain's King Juan Carlos decided to cut his salary and that of Crown Prince Felipe by 7.1 percent in line with government-mandated reductions in pay for civil servants, the royal household said Tuesday. The monarch's annual pre-tax income will fall by 20,910 euros ($25,543) and his son's remuneration is set to decline by half that amount. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Prepares For London Olympic Games

Rafael Nadal Prepares For London Olympic Games

Being selected to carry the Spanish flag at the London Olympic Games "is something very special and unforgettable," tennis star Rafael Nadal said. continue reading »

Penelope Cruz the New Face of ‘Key to the Cure’ for Saks Fifth Avenue

Penelope Cruz the New Face of ‘Key to the Cure’ for Saks Fifth Avenue

The “To Rome with Love” actress and Academy Award winner, Penelope Cruz, has been tapped by Saks Fifth Avenue (SFA) to be the face of their 2012 ‘Key to the Cure’ campaign. continue reading »

The Running of the Bulls San Fermin Festival Ends with No Gorings

The Running of the Bulls San Fermin Festival Ends with No Gorings

The eighth and final running of the bulls of this year's San Fermin festival was one of the fastest and cleanest, ending in two minutes and 33 seconds with no apparent gorings. Six fighting bulls and an equal number of tame steers from the Torrehandilla-Torreherberos estate made their way quickly along the streets of this northern Spanish city Saturday, continue reading »

Miguel Bos joins Paulina Rubio, Jenny Rivera and Beto Cuevas on “La Voz de Mexico”

Miguel Bos joins Paulina Rubio, Jenny Rivera and Beto Cuevas on “La Voz de Mexico”

Spanish singer Miguel Bose will take part in the second season of the television talent search show "La Voz de Mexico," the Televisa network said Friday. Bose, "one of the most multifaceted and successful Spanish artists at the international level," will join Paulina Rubio, Jenny Rivera and Beto Cuevas as coaches on the south-of-the-border version of NBC's "The Voice," T continue reading »

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Expecting Second Child?

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Expecting Second Child?

Spanish Oscar winner Penelope Cruz is very busy what with promoting her latest Woody Allen project “To Rome with Love” to wrapping up ‘Venuto al Mondo’ and now is reportedly pregnant again. continue reading »

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 »