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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 »

Secretary of State Clinton Reaffirms Strong Ties Between U.S. and Spain

Secretary of State Clinton Reaffirms Strong Ties Between U.S. and Spain

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday stressed the strength of relations between Spain and the United States, which she described as "vital" for both economies and for bringing prosperity to the people of both countries. continue reading »

Go Behind the Scenes of Sofia Vergara’s Vanity Fair Spain Photoshoot (VIDEO)

Go Behind the Scenes of Sofia Vergara’s Vanity Fair Spain Photoshoot (VIDEO)

"Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara graces the July cover of Vanity Fair Spain in a red strapless playsuit, complete with cigarette. An accompanying video from the magazine’s shoot shows the Colombian in various outfits ranging from lingerie to a clinging black gown. continue reading »

Spanair Airline Founder Dies, Age 69

Spanair Airline Founder Dies, Age 69

Gonzalo Pascual, former co-owner of Spanish travel and tourism conglomerate Grupo Marsans, died at his home in Madrid after suffering a heart attack, his associates told Efe on Thursday. He was 69. continue reading »

New York Police Search for Dali Art Thief

New York Police Search for Dali Art Thief

New York police were hunting Friday for a man who strolled into a Manhattan gallery pretending to be a customer and robbed a painting entitled "Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio" by Salvador Dali. continue reading »

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year the Cervantes Institute is celebrating "El Dia E" (The Day of Spanish), an event that marks the global consolidation and expansion of Spanish language and culture, with more than 50 cities joining in. continue reading »