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JUST IN:  Houston Woman Injured in Spain Train Wreck Dies

JUST IN:  Houston Woman Injured in Spain Train Wreck Dies

According to the family and KHOU, Myrta Fariza of Houston has died from injuries sustained during the Spanish train wreck in Santiago de Compostela. continue reading »

Foreign Tourists Spent $31.74 Billion in Spain in First Half of 2013

Foreign Tourists Spent $31.74 Billion in Spain in First Half of 2013

Foreign tourists who visited Spain in the first half of the year spent 24.42 billion euros ($31.74 billion), 6.6 percent more than in the same period of 2012, according to the Tourist Expenditure Survey published Friday. continue reading »

Driver Involved in Spanish Train Crash Held for Negligent Homicide

Driver Involved in Spanish Train Crash Held for Negligent Homicide

The driver of the high-speed train that derailed earlier this week just outside the northwestern Spanish city, Santiago de Compostela, was released from the hospital Saturday and taken to a police station, where he is being held on suspicion of negligent homicide. continue reading »

Panama Looks to Entice Experts, Middle Managers in Spain

Panama Looks to Entice Experts, Middle Managers in Spain

Panama needs experts in different sectors and middle managers and so it has changed its immigration policy to facilitate the entry of Spanish citizens, the Central American nation's foreign minister said here on Thursday. continue reading »

World’s Oldest Man in 112-Year-Old Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez

World’s Oldest Man in 112-Year-Old Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez

Spanish-born New York resident Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez has officially been named the oldest man in the world. According to the Guinness World Records, Sanchez-Blazquez continue reading »

Spain Unemployment Down .9%, Biggest Drop in 5 Years

Spain Unemployment Down .9%, Biggest Drop in 5 Years

The number of unemployed people in Spain dropped by 225,200 to 5.97 million in the second quarter, pushing the unemployment rate down by 0.9 percent to 26.26 percent, the government said in a report Thursday. continue reading »

Death Toll of Spanish Train Crash Rises to 80

Death Toll of Spanish Train Crash Rises to 80

Two more people have died, raising the death toll from the derailment of a high-speed train just outside the northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela to 80, officials said Thursday. continue reading »

Archaeologists Uncover 1.4 Million Year Old Flint Knife in Spain

Archaeologists Uncover 1.4 Million Year Old Flint Knife in Spain

Excavation work at the Atapuerca archaeological complex in northwestern Spain has unearthed a small flint knife that was made 1.4 million years ago and is the oldest evidence of the presence of hominids at the site. continue reading »

Archaeologists Continue Searching for “First Humans” in Europe at Atapuerca Site in Spain

Archaeologists Continue Searching for “First Humans” in Europe at Atapuerca Site in Spain

Archaeologists in Spain are busy excavating the Gran Dolonia portion of the Atapuerca archaeological site for clues to the first humans that arrived in Europe. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Spain Train Crash near Pilgrimage City of Santiago de Compostela Leaves at Least 20 Dead

JUST IN:  Spain Train Crash near Pilgrimage City of Santiago de Compostela Leaves at Least 20 Dead

UPDATE: Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has confirmed that at least 20 people and dozens more have been injured in the Santiago de Compostela, Spain train crash. It is believed the high-speed train had nearly 220 passengers when it derailed at 8:41 p.m. local time. continue reading »

Gerardo “Tata” Martino is La Barca’s New Coach

Gerardo “Tata” Martino is La Barca’s New Coach

Argentina's Gerardo "Tata" Martino will succeed the ailing Tito Vilanova as coach of defending La Liga champion FC Barcelona, the Spanish club announced Tuesday. continue reading »

It’s a Girl! Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz Welcome Second Child

It’s a Girl! Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz Welcome Second Child

Spanish couple Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz welcomed their second child in Madrid. The couple gave son, Leo, a little sister on Monday, mere days after Cruz made an appearance at the Madrid Music Festival. continue reading »

Ecuador to Hire Over 5,000 Spanish Educators Currently Unemployed in Home Country

Ecuador to Hire Over 5,000 Spanish Educators Currently Unemployed in Home Country

The Ecuadorian government is offering more than 5,000 jobs to Spanish educators at the primary, secondary and post-secondary levels amid a shortage of teachers in the Andean nation, Quito's deputy secretary for educational and professional development said here Monday. continue reading »

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 »