1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to secondary content



iOntheAmericas

Spain

Spain

Online Spanish Royal Academy Dictionary Received 50M Visitors in October

Online Spanish Royal Academy Dictionary Received 50M Visitors in October

The dictionary doubled its expected number of visitors last month, the majority, coming from Mexico, Argentina and Spain. continue reading »

Shakira’s In-Laws: “We Love you as Much as We Love Piqué” (VIDEO)

Shakira’s In-Laws: “We Love you as Much as We Love Piqué” (VIDEO)

Joan Piqué, writer, entrepreneur and father of Barça player Gerard Piqué, said he and his wife love Shakira as much as they love their fútbol star son! continue reading »

Banderas, Hayek Receive Mexican Film Fest Prize

Banderas, Hayek Receive Mexican Film Fest Prize

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas and Mexican actress Salma Hayek were awarded the Luis Buñuel prize for promoting goodwill between Mexico and Spain, the director of the Es.cine festival, Enrique Rubio, told Efe. continue reading »

Penny Bingo Betting Brings Spanish Senior Citizens $815,000 in Fines

Penny Bingo Betting Brings Spanish Senior Citizens $815,000 in Fines

About 500 elderly residents of a town in eastern Spain are facing a possible fine of 600,000 euros ($815,000) for playing bingo with wagers of up to 27 cents. continue reading »

No More Two Hour Lunch Breaks: Spain Considering 9-to-5 Work Schedule

No More Two Hour Lunch Breaks: Spain Considering 9-to-5 Work Schedule

Facing economic uncertainty, Spain is looking to make cuts everywhere they can, and currently being considered for the chopping block is workers’ two-hour (or more) lunch breaks. continue reading »

Spain’s Royal Son-in-Law Suspected of Diverting Public Money

Spain’s Royal Son-in-Law Suspected of Diverting Public Money

Spanish prosecutors are investigating a possible diversion of public funds by a foundation once headed by Iñaki Urdangarin, who is married to Princess Cristina, the youngest child of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. continue reading »

Cemetery in Spain Posts Eviction Notice Stickers on Burial Sites

Cemetery in Spain Posts Eviction Notice Stickers on Burial Sites

Strapped for space, Torrero Municipal Cemetery in Spain has started issuing eviction notices, and repossessing crypts from payment defaulters. continue reading »

Snake Crawls Out of Spanish ATM (VIDEO)

Snake Crawls Out of Spanish ATM (VIDEO)

A man making a routine withdrawal at a Spanish ATM was surprised by a snake, crawling out of the machine as he attempted to retrieve his cash. continue reading »

Barça Players get their Brand New Audi Cars - What did Everyone Get? (VIDEO)

Barça Players get their Brand New Audi Cars - What did Everyone Get? (VIDEO)

Players from the best fútbol team in the world get a new car every year, courtesy of Audi. Who got an suv? Who got a compact? What did Messi get? Find out here! continue reading »

Spanish Unemployment at 15-Year High of 21 Percent

Record Cocaine Seizure in Barcelona Port – Hidden in Coffee Shipment (VIDEO)

Record Cocaine Seizure in Barcelona Port – Hidden in Coffee Shipment (VIDEO)

The Spain's Guardia Civil is reporting the attempted smuggling of 625 kilos (almost 1,400 pounds) of cocaine in a freight container from Brazil. continue reading »

Spain Censors Lesbian Love Scenes in New Eva Longoria Film (VIDEO)

Spain Censors Lesbian Love Scenes in New Eva Longoria Film (VIDEO)

The Spain distributor of “Without Men” has cut all lesbian scenes off the film, including love scenes between Eva Longoria and Kate del Castillo. “Without Men” tells the story of a journalist (Christian Slater) who stumbles upon a Latin American village ruled by women while investigating a story. continue reading »

Happy 130th Birthday, Pablo Picasso!

Happy 130th Birthday, Pablo Picasso!

One of the most prolific and influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso was born 130 years ago in Málaga, Spain. continue reading »

Check Out “PadInTheCity” Madrid’s iPad Rental Service, First in the World

Check Out “PadInTheCity” Madrid’s iPad Rental Service, First in the World

The tourist iPads include apps for entertainment and games, Spanish, English and German newspapers, hotel and flight information, car rental services, currency converters and more! continue reading »

Spanish Terrorist Group ETA Declares Ceasefire (VIDEO)

Spanish Terrorist Group ETA Declares Ceasefire (VIDEO)

The Spanish terrorist group has announced a definite end to their terrorist operations that started in 1968, in the midst of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship. continue reading »