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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 »

Olympics: Nadal Will Carry Spain’s Flag at Opening Ceremony

Olympics: Nadal Will Carry Spain’s Flag at Opening Ceremony

Tennis great Rafael Nadal, current world No. 2 and reigning Olympic men's singles champion, will carry the flag for Spain at the opening ceremony of the London Games on July 27. continue reading »

Miro’s “Peinture (Etoile Bleue)” Sells for Record $37 Million in London

Miro’s “Peinture (Etoile Bleue)” Sells for Record $37 Million in London

Joan Miro's "Peinture (Etoile Bleue)" sold in London Tuesday at Sotheby's auction house for 23.56 million pounds ($37 million), a record price for a work by the Spanish artist. continue reading »

First Single from Alejandro Sanz’s New Album to be Released June 25

First Single from Alejandro Sanz’s New Album to be Released June 25

Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz returns to the market with a new album from which he is launching the first single, "No Me Compares" (Don't Compare Me), to be available online in the United States on June 25. continue reading »

Nanny at Handicapped Childrens’ Shelter in Spain Admits to Killing 3

Nanny at Handicapped Childrens’ Shelter in Spain Admits to Killing 3

Graciela Baravran, the nanny implicated in the deaths of three children at a shelter for handicapped youngsters in central Spain, admitted her guilt on Monday and was sentenced to 45 years in prison. continue reading »

Penelope Cruz Complains About Celebrity Children’s Lack of Protection in Media

Penelope Cruz Complains About Celebrity Children’s Lack of Protection in Media

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz said that fame, one of the subjects dealt with in the new Woody Allen film "To Rome With Love" in which she plays a leading role, has not brought her "true happiness" and objected to the way children's privacy in the United States goes unprotected. continue reading »