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Spanish Cartoon Character Pocoyo to be Featured in U.S. Literacy Programs

Spanish Cartoon Character Pocoyo to be Featured in U.S. Literacy Programs

Popular Spanish cartoon character Pocoyo has been enlisted by the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network to be the leading character in a national literacy program for Spanish language dominant children. continue reading »

Spaniard Antonio Banderas Returns to Hometown of Malaga for Holy Week

Spaniard Antonio Banderas Returns to Hometown of Malaga for Holy Week

Antonio Banderas accompanied by his wife Melanie Griffith returned to his home town of Malaga in Spain to participate in Holy Week. The couple took part in the procession of the Jesus Cautivo part of the Virgin or Tears and Favors weekend. continue reading »

Sergio Garcia Makes Golf a Bit More Exciting with Tree Shot (VIDEO)

Sergio Garcia Makes Golf a Bit More Exciting with Tree Shot (VIDEO)

There's something you don't see every day. On Sunday, Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia (Fernandez), 33, hit a ball into a tree at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Wanting to avoid a 1-stroke penalty continue reading »

Spanish TV Series Looking to Expand to Larger International Market

Spanish TV Series Looking to Expand to Larger International Market

Classic Spanish television series like "Los Serrano," or current ones like "Gran Hotel" and "Cuentame" are seen across half the planet, but the country's fiction television producers want to make a qualitative leap with international coproduction seeking bigger budgets and new markets. continue reading »

Spain Celebrates Holy Week With Traditional Events

Spain Celebrates Holy Week With Traditional Events

The streets of Spanish cities and towns are celebrating Holy Week with a mixture of tradition and religious fervor that attracts domestic and international tourists to moving and spectacular processions, the Stations of the Cross, festivals and Passion Plays. continue reading »

Spain Ties with Finland At World Cup Qualifying Match

Spain Ties with Finland At World Cup Qualifying Match

Spain's national soccer squad finds itself in second place in its UEFA World Cup qualifying group after a disappointing 1-1 draw here Friday with Finland, which stunned the defending world champs with a counterattack goal in the 79th minute. continue reading »

Australian Police Dismantle Drug Ring with Spanish Ties

Australian Police Dismantle Drug Ring with Spanish Ties

Australian police dismantled a drug trafficking ring with ties to Spain and other European countries, while seizing 117 kilos (258 pounds) of MDMA, which is used to make ecstasy, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

PERU: Brazilian-Spanish Consortium to Build Hydroelectric Power Plant

PERU: Brazilian-Spanish Consortium to Build Hydroelectric Power Plant

A consortium made up of Spain's Corsan Corviam and Brazil's Engevix and Enex has been chosen to build a hydroelectric power station in southern Peru, officials said. The Andean nation's Private Investment Promotion Agency, or Proinversion, s continue reading »

Sony Open: Spain’s Silvia Soler Espinosa Moves On to 2nd Round

Sony Open: Spain’s Silvia Soler Espinosa Moves On to 2nd Round

Spain's Silvia Soler Espinosa defeated France's Pauline Parmentier 6-0, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2 in the first round at the Sony Open in Miami. Soler Espinosa needed two hours and three minutes continue reading »

Spain’s Grupo BBVA to Invest $3.5 Billion in Mexico

Spain’s Grupo BBVA to Invest $3.5 Billion in Mexico

Grupo BBVA on Thursday unveiled a four-year, $3.5 billion investment plan for its Mexican unit, saying the funds would be used to modernize more than 1,700 bank branches nationwide and meet other objectives. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Gets Tattoo of Son’s Hands, Name

Lionel Messi Gets Tattoo of Son’s Hands, Name

Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi this week in the elimination match between Argentina and Venezuela for the 2014 World Cup will debut a tattoo on his left leg with the name and the hands of his son Thiago. continue reading »

Spanish Prince Felipe Affirms Country’s Commitment to Olympic Principles

Spanish Prince Felipe Affirms Country’s Commitment to Olympic Principles

Spain is firmly committed to the principles of the Olympic movement, Crown Prince Felipe said Wednesday during a dinner at the royal palace for International Olympic Committee representatives who are here to evaluate Madrid's bid to host the 2020 Summer Games. continue reading »

PM Rajoy: Spanish Government Will Revise 2013 Economic Outlook

PM Rajoy: Spanish Government Will Revise 2013 Economic Outlook

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Wednesday that his government will almost certainly revise its economic outlook for 2013. He made the remarks in Parliament to the leader of the main opposition Socialists continue reading »

Spanish Firms Expect to do More Business in LatAm Than Spain by 2016

Spanish Firms Expect to do More Business in LatAm Than Spain by 2016

Ninety-five percent of the big Spanish companies intend to increase their sales in Latin America over the next three years, while only half of them expect to see increased sales in North America or Eastern Europe. continue reading »

IOC Inspects Madrid’s Olympic Park for 2020 Bid

IOC Inspects Madrid’s Olympic Park for 2020 Bid

The Madrid 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee on Tuesday showed IOC representatives the strong public support for the city's bid, presented proof of its financial ability to host the Games and unveiled what it hopes will be its trump card: the Olympic Park. continue reading »