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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 »

Madrid’s Gay Pride Parade Calls For  Marriage Equality

Madrid’s Gay Pride Parade Calls For Marriage Equality

Downtown Madrid welcomed Saturday the traditional Gay Pride demonstration, which kicked off with thousands of people gathering at the Puerta de Alacala monument to demand marriage equality and protection of the rights they currently enjoy. continue reading »

Antonio Banderas to Host Starlite Gala benefit for 3rd Year in a Row

Antonio Banderas to Host Starlite Gala benefit for 3rd Year in a Row

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas will host for the third straight year the Starlite Gala, an international platform benefiting a series of charitable foundations. continue reading »

Spain Defeats Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and Advances to Euro 2012 Finals to Defend Title

Spain Defeats Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and Advances to Euro 2012 Finals to Defend Title

Spain's national soccer team is one step closer to the unprecedented feat of winning three major competitions in four years after beating Portugal on penalties here Wednesday in the semifinal of the 2012 European Championship. continue reading »

Picasso Pottery Sells for $12 M, 4 Times the Expected Price

Picasso Pottery Sells for $12 M, 4 Times the Expected Price

The 543 pieces of Picasso's Madoura Collection of pottery were sold for a total 8 million pounds ($12.4 million) - four times more than estimated - in a two-day auction at Christie's of London. continue reading »

Ion de Sosa’s “True Love” Wins International Prize at 2nd Lima Independent Film Festival

Ion de Sosa’s “True Love” Wins International Prize at 2nd Lima Independent Film Festival

The Spanish film "True Love" by Ion de Sosa, and the Peruvian movie "Demo" by Miguel Vargas, won the top prizes in the international and national competitions, respectively, of the 2nd Lima Independent Film Festival. continue reading »