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Spain’s King Juan Carlos Calls Country’s Olympians Models of Conduct with Royal Sendoff

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Calls Country’s Olympians Models of Conduct with Royal Sendoff

King Juan Carlos wished the Spanish Olympic team all success at the London Games as the crowning moment of their many years of effort, planning, personal betterment and self-sacrifice. continue reading »

Spanish Stocks See 6 Percent Fall Amid Higher Yields on Sovereign Debt

Spanish Stocks See 6 Percent Fall Amid Higher Yields on Sovereign Debt

Spain's benchmark Ibex-35 index plunged 5.82 percent Friday, the biggest drop of the year, as soaring yields on sovereign debt prompted investors to flee equities. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Spanish Swimmer Feels Confident in 800-Meter Freestyle, 10K Open Waters

OLYMPICS: Spanish Swimmer Feels Confident in 800-Meter Freestyle, 10K Open Waters

Spanish swimmer Erika Villaecija, who will compete in the 800-meter freestyle at the Olympic Games and the 10 kilometers in open waters, says her intuition tells her that "all will go well" in London, both individually and as part of a team that "aspires to greatness." continue reading »

Spain’s Telefonica May Have to Cough Up $10 Million For Poor Service in Brazil

Spain’s Telefonica May Have to Cough Up $10 Million For Poor Service in Brazil

Brazil's Anatel regulatory agency said Friday that Spain's Telefonica could face a fine of 20 million reais ($10 million) if it fails to improve fixed-line telephone service for its Brazilian customers. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Spanish Runner Angel Mullera Out of Olympics For Alleged Doping

OLYMPICS: Spanish Runner Angel Mullera Out of Olympics For Alleged Doping

Spanish runner Angel Mullera, selected for the 3,000-meter hurdles in the London Games, was taken off the Olympic team by the Spanish Track and Field Federation due to his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. Taking his place on the team will be Sebastian Martos, who was among the reserve athletes. continue reading »

Mother Accused of Kidnapping Daughter in 2001 Captured Arriving on Plane from Madrid

Mother Accused of Kidnapping Daughter in 2001 Captured Arriving on Plane from Madrid

Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a woman Saturday who has been wanted since 2001 by Los Angeles Police and the FBI for parental kidnapping. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Out of London Olympics

Rafael Nadal Out of London Olympics

This morning tennis great Rafael Nadal announced he would not go to London to compete in the 2012 Olympics and represent his native Spain. continue reading »

“Espanglish” Officially Added to Spanish Dictionary

“Espanglish” Officially Added to Spanish Dictionary

The word "espanglish" will appear in the next edition of the Dictionary of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language, or DRAE, as an example of the contributions of Spanish-speakers in the United States to the Spanish language, the North American Academy of the Spanish Language said Tuesday. continue reading »

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 »