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Spanish Beer Chugging Champ Dies After Competition

Spanish Beer Chugging Champ Dies After Competition

A Spanish man who had just won a beer chugging contest is dead after reportedly downing many liters of the alcoholic beverage. Authorities say Joaquin Alcaraz Gracia, 45, won a beer drinking contest on Wednesday at an annual drinking festival continue reading »

Vera, Spain Sets Guinness World Record for Most Nude Bathers

Vera, Spain Sets Guinness World Record for Most Nude Bathers

With 729 people bathing nude at the same time, the beach at the southeastern Spanish town of Vera on Sunday proclaimed itself the new Guinness world record holder for collective nude bathing, continue reading »

La Barca to Honor Ailing Coach Tito Vilanova by “Winning”

La Barca to Honor Ailing Coach Tito Vilanova by “Winning”

While stunned by the sudden departure of ailing coach Tito Vilanova, the FC Barcelona squad knows winning on the field is the best way to honor him, captain Carlos Puyol said Monday. continue reading »

Spanish Philologist Francisco Rico Wins Mexico’s Alfonso Reyes Prize

Spanish Philologist Francisco Rico Wins Mexico’s Alfonso Reyes Prize

Spanish philologist Francisco Rico has been awarded the 2013 Alfonso Reyes Prize, which is given to outstanding humanities scholars, the Colegio de Mexico said Sunday. continue reading »

Spanish Flamenco Dancer Israel Galvan Performs “Solo” Internationally

Spanish Flamenco Dancer Israel Galvan Performs “Solo” Internationally

To be able to perform for all the audiences and at all the festivals that want him, Spanish flamenco dancer Israel Galvan says he's had to go it alone, dance without musicians and without fancy sets in order to lower costs. continue reading »

FC Barcelona: We Are Not Entertaining Offers for Midfielder Fabregas

FC Barcelona: We Are Not Entertaining Offers for Midfielder Fabregas

FC Barcelona says it will not listen to any offers for midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who has attracted the interest of English-league powerhouse Manchester United. continue reading »

Kidnapped Spanish Aid Workers Released in Somalia

Kidnapped Spanish Aid Workers Released in Somalia

Two Spanish citizens kidnapped in October 2011 while working with Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) at a Somali refugee camp in Kenya have been released, sources familiar with the situation told Efe Thursday. continue reading »

Michelin Starred Restaurant to Close in Spain

Michelin Starred Restaurant to Close in Spain

Can Fabes, one of the best restaurants in Spain and the world, survived the death of founder Santi Santamaria but could not weather the economic crisis and will close its doors on Aug. 31, the late chef's daughter, Regina Santamaria, told Efe. continue reading »

Neymar Will Thrive in Barcelona, Says Messi

Neymar Will Thrive in Barcelona, Says Messi

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi said he was convinced the club's big offseason acquisition, Brazilian phenom Neymar, would fit in well amid a locker room of "good guys" and foresaw no problems playing with the fellow striker on the field. continue reading »

Spain to Bolivia: Sorry We Helped Stopped the President’s Plane

Spain to Bolivia: Sorry We Helped Stopped the President’s Plane

The Spanish government on Monday presented to Bolivia a note apologizing for the July 2 incident involving President Evo Morales' plane and expressed confidence that the issue had been put to rest and that bilateral relations will remain on an even keel. continue reading »

Real Madrid Earns Top Spot on Forbes’ Most Valuable Sports Franchise List

Real Madrid Earns Top Spot on Forbes’ Most Valuable Sports Franchise List

Spanish soccer club Real Madrid is worth $3.3 billion, making it the most valuable sports franchise on the planet, Forbes magazine said Monday in its annual list. continue reading »

Gold Coins from Sunken 1715 Spanish Galleon Found at Ocean’s Bottom near Florida

Gold Coins from Sunken 1715 Spanish Galleon Found at Ocean’s Bottom near Florida

A total of 48 gold "escudos" making up part of the treasure from a 17th-century galleon have been recovered on Florida's east coast, the media reported Monday. continue reading »

Soccer Star Xavi Hernandez Marries Fiancée Nuria Cunillera in Spain

Soccer Star Xavi Hernandez Marries Fiancée Nuria Cunillera in Spain

FC Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez and fiancee Nuria Cunillera were married in a ceremony at the Marimurtra Botanical Garden in the Spanish city of Blanes before some 180 invited guests, including most of the soccer team. continue reading »

Australian Woman Gored During Last Run With the Bulls

Australian Woman Gored During Last Run With the Bulls

A 23-year-old Australian woman was gored during the final running of the bulls Sunday at the San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, becoming the fifth woman, all of them foreigners, gored at the iconic event. continue reading »

Hospital Releases Placido Domingo Following Treatment for Embolism

Hospital Releases Placido Domingo Following Treatment for Embolism

Placido Domingo has been released from the Madrid medical center where he was admitted early this week for treatment of a pulmonary embolism, the tenor announced on his Twitter account. continue reading »