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Spain Launches Some of the Strongest Anti-Piracy Laws

Spain Launches Some of the Strongest Anti-Piracy Laws

While the U.S. is debating implementing the ‘Stop Online Piracy Act’ also known as SOPA, Spain has enacted some of the strongest anti-piracy laws around that will go in effect in March and in spite of much protest from open web activists. continue reading »

Unemployment in Spain Reaches Record High

Unemployment in Spain Reaches Record High

Spain ended 2011 with record high unemployment, according to data released Tuesday as the new conservative government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy studied additional austerity measures to reduce the budget deficit. continue reading »

Spanish LGBT Eldery May Soon Have Own Retirement Home in Madrid

Spanish LGBT Eldery May Soon Have Own Retirement Home in Madrid

Acknowledging that some retirement homes can be uncomfortable for the elderly of the LGBT community, a group of elderly Spanish men has been working on a retirement home for the gay community. continue reading »

Spain’s New Gov’t Announces Tough Austerity Measures Amid Higher than Expected Deficit

Spain’s New Gov’t Announces Tough Austerity Measures Amid Higher than Expected Deficit

Spain's new conservative government, led by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, announced Friday an austerity package that includes spending cuts of 8.9 billion euros continue reading »

Czech Man Tried Smuggle 247 Live Animals on Plane from Argentina to Spain

Czech Man Tried Smuggle 247 Live Animals on Plane from Argentina to Spain

A Czech man believed to be involved in an exotic species smuggling was arrested at an Argentina airport while trying to board a flight to Madrid with nearly 250 animals in his luggage continue reading »

Thousands Expected to March in Madrid in Defense of Family Values

Thousands Expected to March in Madrid in Defense of Family Values

For the fifth consecutive year, many Spanish Bishops will be in Colon square in Madrid, on Friday, December 30, the liturgical feast of the Holy Family, to accompany thousands of families from all the dioceses in the nation, continue reading »

Former Spanish Prime Minister’s Wife Becomes Madrid’s First Female Mayor

Former Spanish Prime Minister’s Wife Becomes Madrid’s First Female Mayor

Ana Botella, the wife of former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, was sworn-in Tuesday as Madrid's first woman mayor. continue reading »

Winners of  Spain’s “El Gordo” Lottery Share US$5.2M Prize

Winners of Spain’s “El Gordo” Lottery Share US$5.2M Prize

Holders of tickets sold in the northeastern town of Grañen took the 4 million euro ($5.2 million) first prize, known as "El Gordo" (The Fat One) in Spain's Christmas lottery. continue reading »

Lio Messi, Only Barça Player That has New Year’s Off

Lio Messi, Only Barça Player That has New Year’s Off

Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola has given Lionel Messi an extra four days off over the holidays; everyone else is due back in training December 29. continue reading »

Atlético Madrid Sign Diego Simeone as Coach

Atlético Madrid Sign Diego Simeone as Coach

The former Argentina captain, Diego Simeone, who came from training the Argentine Racing Club, will start coaching the Atlético de Madrid next Monday. continue reading »

Wife of Former Prime Minister Aznar to Become Madrid Mayor

Wife of Former Prime Minister Aznar to Become Madrid Mayor

Ana Botella, the wife of former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, will become Madrid's first female mayor, municipal authorities announced Thursday. continue reading »

Spanish Couple Celebrates 78 Years Together and 103rd Birthdays

Spanish Couple Celebrates 78 Years Together and 103rd Birthdays

Born in Spain in the early 20th century, Jose Pascua and Antonia Patino - married to each other for 78 years - on Wednesday became an example of longevity and perseverance by both celebrating their 103rd birthdays. Antonia and Jose, neighbors in the central town of Hinojosa de Duero, were born, respectively on Aug. 14, 1908, and Dec. 21, 1908, and they celebrated their birthdays on Wednesday. continue reading »

Outrage Over “Hot Latina Lottery” in Spain (VIDEO)

Outrage Over “Hot Latina Lottery” in Spain (VIDEO)

Police are investigating a series of flyers announcing a January 6, 2012 raffle that offered a night at a hotel with a not Latina girl, and a bottle of whiskey. continue reading »

Mariano Rajoy Confirmed as New Spanish Prime Minister

Mariano Rajoy Confirmed as New Spanish Prime Minister

Spanish lawmakers voted Tuesday to confirm Mariano Rajoy, who led the conservative Popular Party to a landslide victory in the Nov. 20 elections, as the country's new prime minister. continue reading »

WATCH Messi’s WTF? Moment After Barça VS Santos FC Game (VIDEO)

WATCH Messi’s WTF? Moment After Barça VS Santos FC Game (VIDEO)

Take a look at the bizarre post-game interview that got Lio so confused and annoyed, he turned around and walked off after question #1! continue reading »