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Spain’s Housing Market Continues Its Slide, Home Sale Fell 11.3% in 2012

Spain’s Housing Market Continues Its Slide, Home Sale Fell 11.3% in 2012

Home sales in Spain fell 11.3 percent last year after a 17.7 percent decline in 2011, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Monday. continue reading »

Melia Hotels of Spain Now Looking to Americas, Asia for Expansion

Melia Hotels of Spain Now Looking to Americas, Asia for Expansion

The Americas and Asia are the main engines of growth for Melia Hotels International, although the Spanish and European markets remain important also, the Spanish firm's vice president continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Loses in Final of VTR Open in Viña del Mar, Chile

Rafael Nadal Loses in Final of VTR Open in Viña del Mar, Chile

Argentina's Horacio Zeballos defeated Spain's Rafael Nadal 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 in the final of the VTR Open in Viña del Mar, Chile. continue reading »

Spanish Socialists Want to Stop Corporate Giving to Political Parties

Spanish Socialists Want to Stop Corporate Giving to Political Parties

The head of the PSOE - Spain's main opposition party - Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, on the weekend as a way to prevent corruption proposed that companies not be allowed to give money to political parties and that the government be prohibited from hiring firms implicated in cases of financial irregularity. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Arrest 6 for Tourist Rapes in Acapulco

Mexican Authorities Arrest 6 for Tourist Rapes in Acapulco

Six people linked to the rapes last week of six Spanish tourists in the Pacific resort of Acapulco have been arrested, but the suspects have not yet been charged, sources close to the investigation told Efe Sunday. continue reading »

5 Cruise Crew Members Die During Lifeboat Drill in Spain

5 Cruise Crew Members Die During Lifeboat Drill in Spain

Five crewmen from a British cruise ship docked in Santa Cruz de La Palma, a city in Spain's Canary Islands, were killed and three others injured Sunday when a lifeboat plunged into the water during an evacuation drill, the emergency management office said. continue reading »

Spanish King Thanks Peña Nieto’s Efforts in Rape Case

Spanish King Thanks Peña Nieto’s Efforts in Rape Case

Spain's King Juan Carlos called Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to thank him for his efforts in helping catch the individuals who raped six Spanish tourists last week in the Pacific resort of Acapulco, Royal Household officials told Efe. continue reading »

Corruption Allegations Force Rajoy to Release Income Statements

Corruption Allegations Force Rajoy to Release Income Statements

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who faces allegations he received under-the-table payments from a purported Popular Party slush fund, on Saturday released income statements that show he received net income for his work of 74,912 euros (roughly $100,100) last year. continue reading »

Anarchists Claim Responsibility for Attempted Cathedral Bombing in Spain

Anarchists Claim Responsibility for Attempted Cathedral Bombing in Spain

An anarchist group has claimed responsibility for a thwarted attempt to set off a bomb at Madrid's La Almudena Cathedral, Spanish police sources told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Spain Apprehends Moroccan Terror Suspect

Spain Apprehends Moroccan Terror Suspect

An Islamist militant from Morocco was arrested in the eastern city of Valencia on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks in Spain and other European countries, the Spanish Interior Ministry said Friday. continue reading »

MEXICO: President Vows to Solve Spanish Tourist Rape Case

MEXICO: President Vows to Solve Spanish Tourist Rape Case

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said Thursday that "every institutional support" will be provided to the effort to track down those responsible for the rapes of six Spanish tourists this we continue reading »

Spanish Companies Win Brazilian Highway Contract

Spanish Companies Win Brazilian Highway Contract

Spanish companies Acciona, Isolux Corsan and Copasa on Thursday signed contracts to build parts of a beltway around Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city. continue reading »

Police Dismantle Bomb at Cathedral in Madrid

Police Dismantle Bomb at Cathedral in Madrid

Sappers successfully dismantled a bomb discovered Thursday next to a confessional inside Madrid's La Almudena Cathedral, Spanish police said. continue reading »

Large Scale EuroVegas Casino Coming to Madrid

Large Scale EuroVegas Casino Coming to Madrid

The Madrid suburb of Alcorcon has been chosen as the site of the large-scale EuroVegas casino and resort project, Las Vegas Sands Corp. President and COO Michael Leven and Community of Madrid President Ignacio Gonzalez announced here Friday. continue reading »

Police Question 8 in Connection with Tourist Rapes in Acapulco

Police Question 8 in Connection with Tourist Rapes in Acapulco

Investigators have questioned eight people in connection with the rapes of six Spanish tourists earlier this week outside the Mexican Pacific resort city of Acapulco, a police commander said. continue reading »