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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 »

Spanish AG Sees Ground for Probe of Governing-party Finances

Spanish AG Sees Ground for Probe of Governing-party Finances

Spain's attorney general said Thursday there are grounds for further investigating allegations of under-the table payments to high-ranking members of the ruling conservative Popular Party. continue reading »

Latin America News: Mexico’s Telmex Faces $52 Million Fine for Monopolistic Practices

Latin America News: Mexico’s Telmex Faces $52 Million Fine for Monopolistic Practices

Fixed-line giant Telmex faces a fine of 657 million pesos (some $52 million) for monopolistic practices, Mexico's Federal Competition Commission, or CFC, said Thursday. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Signs Two-Year Contract Extension with Barca

Lionel Messi Signs Two-Year Contract Extension with Barca

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi signed a contract extension Thursday that will keep him with the Spanish-league powerhouse until June 30, 2018, the team said on its Web site. continue reading »

More than 4.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized by Authorities in Eastern Spain

More than 4.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized by Authorities in Eastern Spain

More than 4.5 tons of Colombian cocaine worth $327 million were seized in eastern Spain in the largest drug bust in the country since 2001, the Civil Guard said Wednesday. continue reading »

3-1: Spain Nabs Win Against Uruguay in Friendly

3-1: Spain Nabs Win Against Uruguay in Friendly

Spain's national team showed off its ball-hogging brilliance in its first match of 2013, getting two goals from Pedro in a 3-1 victory here Wednesday over reigning Copa America champion Uruguay in an international friendly. continue reading »