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Haute Couture Fashion Houses Lining Up to Dress Matadors

Haute Couture Fashion Houses Lining Up to Dress Matadors

Leading fashion houses, including Lacroix, Armani and Victorio & Lucchino, are creating colorful, comfortable and imaginative outfits for some of Spain's top bullfighters. Some of the outfits have been inspired by the works of Goya and Picasso, giving bullfighters a new luster as they take the ring. continue reading »

Spanish Inflation Rate Falls to 1.4%, Lowest Since March 2010

Spanish Inflation Rate Falls to 1.4%, Lowest Since March 2010

A drop in electricity rates and fuel prices pushed Spain's year-on-year inflation rate down by one percentage point to 1.4 percent in April, the lowest level since March 2010, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Tuesday. continue reading »

Spain Records First Monthly Trade Surplus in History

Spain Records First Monthly Trade Surplus in History

Spain achieved in March its first monthly trade surplus since records have been kept, the country's economy minister said Tuesday. At a press conference after the meeting of European Union economy chiefs, Luis de Guindos said that once the calculations are complete, the surplus will come out to more than 600 million euros ($776.5 million). continue reading »

Formal Spanish Language Instruction Arrives in Shanghai, China

Formal Spanish Language Instruction Arrives in Shanghai, China

The Beijing branch of Spain's Cervantes Institute this week will introduce itself as a teaching institution for Spanish in Shanghai, the hub of the Chinese economy, in an alliance with state-owned China International Intellectech Corporation, or CIIC. continue reading »

Julio Iglesias Performs in Mexico After a 30-Year Absence

Julio Iglesias Performs in Mexico After a 30-Year Absence

Julio Iglesias felt he owed Mexico something for having been 30 years without giving a concert here, so he paid his outstanding debt with affection, moving words, mariachis and his all-time greatest hits. continue reading »

Fernando Alonso Wins 2013 Spanish Grand Prix for Ferrari

Fernando Alonso Wins 2013 Spanish Grand Prix for Ferrari

Spanish Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso secured a superbly-run victory in the Grand Prix here, his second triumph of the season after winning the Chinese Grand Prix, a win that allows him to climb 13 points closer to the leader in the rankings, Germany's Sebastian Vettel, driving for Red Bull, who finished fourth. continue reading »

Bodies of Spanish Businessmen Discovered in Mexico

Bodies of Spanish Businessmen Discovered in Mexico

The bullet-riddled bodies of two Spanish businessmen were found inside a vehicle that was pushed into a canal in Culiacan, the capital of the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, officials said. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Defends Spanish League Title

FC Barcelona Defends Spanish League Title

Barcelona won the Spanish League soccer title, benefitting from Real Madrid's stumble at Cornella-El Prat, where it had to settle for a 1-1 tie against Espanyol. continue reading »

Nadal Heads to Madrid Finals Against Wawrinka

Nadal Heads to Madrid Finals Against Wawrinka

Spain's Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-0, 6-4 victory Saturday over countryman Pablo Andujar at the Mutua Madrid Open and will take on Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in the final. continue reading »

Luxury Watch Designed by Messi Raises $85,000 At Charity Auction

Luxury Watch Designed by Messi Raises $85,000 At Charity Auction

An exclusive Audemars Piguet watch designed with the assistance of soccer star Leo Messi was knocked down at auction Saturday for 65,500 euros ($85,000), all of which will go to the foundation created by the soccer star to aid underprivileged children in Argentina, Mexico and Spain. continue reading »

Spain Seized 40,000 Homes in 2012

Spain Seized 40,000 Homes in 2012

Banks seized a total of 39,167 homes in Spain in 2012 as a result of foreclosure proceedings, according to a central bank survey of lenders published Friday. The Banco de EspaƱa study showed that in 83 percent of the cases the homes were primary dwellings. continue reading »

Spaniard Adventurer Attempts Motorcycle Trip from Shanghai to Lisbon

Spaniard Adventurer Attempts Motorcycle Trip from Shanghai to Lisbon

Spanish adventurer Ricard Tomas, together with a Brazilian and five Chinese, will try to be the first to motorcycle from this Chinese metropolis by the Pacific Ocean to Lisbon on the Atlantic. continue reading »

Mario Vargas Llosa Gives Unique Spin on Matador Tale

Mario Vargas Llosa Gives Unique Spin on Matador Tale

Writer Mario Vargas Llosa takes on the character of a fighting bull in one of the essays compiled in "Dialogo con Navegante" (Dialogue with Navegante), a book inspired by Spanish matador Jose Tomas. continue reading »

72 Percent of Spanish Teachers Go On Strike

72 Percent of Spanish Teachers Go On Strike

The State Platform for Public Schools on Thursday labeled the general strike staged at all levels of the educational system in Spain "a total success," while officials said a low number of educators and students took part. continue reading »

Spain Awards Asturias Prize to Filmmaker Michael Haneke

Spain Awards Asturias Prize to Filmmaker Michael Haneke

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke was announced here Thursday as the recipient of the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts. continue reading »