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Messi’s Goal Record Recognized by Guinness World Records

Messi’s Goal Record Recognized by Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records has recognized FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for setting a new mark for most goals in a calendar year - 88 and counting. continue reading »

Spain May Publish List of Top Tax Dodgers

Spain May Publish List of Top Tax Dodgers

Spain's government is considering publishing the names of the country's "biggest tax dodgers and delinquent taxpayers," Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro said Thursday. continue reading »

Real Madrid Loses First Copa del Rey Match

Real Madrid Loses First Copa del Rey Match

Real Madrid lost 2-1 on the road Wednesday to Celta Vigo in the first leg of their round-of-16 clash in the Copa del Rey, but the reigning cup-holders can still advance to the quarterfinals with a win here next week. continue reading »

Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain Artifacts Sold at Auction

Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain Artifacts Sold at Auction

The collection of objects and memorabilia belonging to Queen Victoria Eugenia, grandmother of Spain's King Juan Carlos, was sold at auction here Monday for 157,000 Swiss francs ($168,000). continue reading »

Spain Microfinance Foundation Helps 1,200 Puerto Rican Projects

Spain Microfinance Foundation Helps 1,200 Puerto Rican Projects

Spanish banking giant BBVA's Microfinance Foundation has contributed some $4.7 million over the past two years to fund 1,200 small businesses in Puerto Rico, the bank sa continue reading »

Lionel Messi Breaks Gurd Müller’s 40-Year-Old Goal Record

Lionel Messi Breaks Gurd Müller’s 40-Year-Old Goal Record

On December 9, Argentina-born soccer star with FC Barcelona Lionel Messi broke the long-standing record for number of goals scored in a single calendar year. continue reading »

Interview: Chef Jose Andres and Spanish Gastronomy

Interview: Chef Jose Andres and Spanish Gastronomy

Jose Andres, the most popular Spanish chef in the United States, said that Spain's "great culinary creativity" is not reflected in the export of its products, adding that "we have to keep betting on markets like America" while "taking our chances" with emerging markets like Brazil and China. continue reading »

Real Madrid Comes From Behind to Defeat Real Valladolid

Real Madrid Comes From Behind to Defeat Real Valladolid

Real Madrid toughed out a 3-2 come-from-behind road victory over Real Valladolid on Saturday thanks in large measure to the play of German midfielder Mesut Ozil, keeping its fading Spanish league hopes alive. continue reading »

Operation Stops International Child Porn Ring, 28 Spaniards Arrested

Operation Stops International Child Porn Ring, 28 Spaniards Arrested

Twenty-eight people have been arrested by Spanish cops as part of an international operation against the child pornography industry, largely developed in Spain and whose corporate headquarters were located in Toronto, police officials said. continue reading »

Spain, Red Cross Rescue 41Migrants in Strait of Gibraltar

Spain, Red Cross Rescue 41Migrants in Strait of Gibraltar

Spain's Maritime Rescue and Red Cross saved 41 immigrants Friday who were sailing on six inflatable toy rafts in the Strait of Gibraltar. continue reading »

Timberwolves Deny Rumors of Rubio Playing Friday, Any Trade Plans for Pau Gasol

Timberwolves Deny Rumors of Rubio Playing Friday, Any Trade Plans for Pau Gasol

The president of basketball operations at the Minnesota Timberwolves denied Friday that the club is trying to engineer a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers for Pau Gasol. continue reading »

Spain Gets Rid of International Treasure Hunters

Spain Gets Rid of International Treasure Hunters

A patrol of the Spanish navy expelled from the Alboran Sea a U.S.-owned, Panamanian-flagged vessel that was allegedly carrying out soundings to find sunken ships, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Cyberattack Steals $7.5 Million From Spanish Bank Accounts

Cyberattack Steals $7.5 Million From Spanish Bank Accounts

More than 36 million euros ($47 million) were stolen earlier this year from some 30,000 bank accounts in Europe in a cyberattack dubbed "Eurograbber," according to a report published Wednesday by two companies that focus on Internet security. continue reading »

Spanish and Latin American Businesses Make Investment Pitches to Chinese Companies

Companies, investment promotion agencies and diplomats from more than 140 countries, among them Spain and several from Latin America, attended the fourth edition of the China Overseas Investment Fair. continue reading »

Spain Unemployment Rate Hits High of 26.2 Percent

Spain Unemployment Rate Hits High of 26.2 Percent

The number of people officially registered as jobless in Spain climbed by 74,296, or 1.54 percent, in November to 4,907,817, according to figures released Tuesday by the Spanish Employment and Social Security Ministry. continue reading »