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¡Basta! Enough Says Spaniards as Thousands Take to Street Protesting Austerity Program

¡Basta! Enough Says Spaniards as Thousands Take to Street Protesting Austerity Program

In the second day of protests tens of thousands of Spaniards took to the street to protest the country’s austerity program and want Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy - ¡Basta! they have had enough of the budget cuts. continue reading »

French Entrepreneur Leonard Simpatico Raffling Off Homes in Spain, Some for $13

French Entrepreneur Leonard Simpatico Raffling Off Homes in Spain, Some for $13

French entrepreneur Leonard Simpatico will offer in Spain the chance to win a house for the modest price of 10 euros ($13), an original initiative in the midst of the financial and real estate crisis. continue reading »

Messi Loses Cool During Barcelona - Granada Match (VIDEO)

Messi Loses Cool During Barcelona - Granada Match (VIDEO)

Soccer star, Lionel Messi had a surprising outburst during Barcelona’s match against Granada when teammate David “El Guaje” Villa failed to pass the ball quickly. continue reading »

Bill Clinton Meets with King Juan Carlos, Says He’s Confident Spanish Economy will Recover

Bill Clinton Meets with King Juan Carlos, Says He’s Confident Spanish Economy will Recover

U.S. President Bill Clinton told Spain's King Juan Carlos Sunday that he was confident Spain will get through the economic crisis during a meeting in New York at which the pair discussed the latest outbreak of violence in Muslim countries and the upcoming U.S. election. continue reading »

Mexican Actor Satisfies His Childhood Desire to Bullfight in New Movie

Mexican Actor Satisfies His Childhood Desire to Bullfight in New Movie

When he was 11 years old, Spanish-born Mexican actor Daniel Gimenez Cacho went to his first bullfight and was absolutely fascinated. continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »

Spanish Concertgoers Clash with Police at MTV Madrid Beach Festival, 11 Arrested

Spanish Concertgoers Clash with Police at MTV Madrid Beach Festival, 11 Arrested

Eleven people were arrested in disturbances that occurred early Saturday during the celebration of the MTV Madrid Beach festival, police told Efe. Those in custody, charged with attacking a police officer, were taken to provincial brigade facilities where they spent the night and where on Saturday they were to make their depositions. continue reading »

Spaniard Surprised to Find his Face on “Hipsters For Obama” Buttons

Spaniard Surprised to Find his Face on “Hipsters For Obama” Buttons

A Spanish man was surprised to find that his image has been enlisted into U.S. President Barack Obama's campaign for a second term. continue reading »

Spanish Mayor Arrested on Money Laundering, Corruption Charges

Spanish Mayor Arrested on Money Laundering, Corruption Charges

The Socialist mayor of this northwestern Spanish city, Francisco Rodriguez, was arrested Thursday on corruption charges. continue reading »

World’s Worst Art Restorer Demanding Royalties from Spanish Church Collection Box

World’s Worst Art Restorer Demanding Royalties from Spanish Church Collection Box

You would think Cecilia Gimenez would be hiding after being labeled the ‘World’s Worse Art Restorer’ but she is not. The 80-year-old Spaniard is enjoying the infamy of her disastrous restoration of Jesus Christ’s face continue reading »

Professional Cyclist Victor Cabedo Killed While Training in Spain

Professional Cyclist Victor Cabedo Killed While Training in Spain

Spanish professional cyclist Victor Cabedo, a member of the Euskaltel-Euskadi team, died Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle while training. continue reading »

Motherhood has Made Penelope Cruz “Picky” About Film Roles

Motherhood has Made Penelope Cruz “Picky” About Film Roles

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz said that becoming a mother has made her more "picky" in choosing her roles and helped her more deeply understand her latest character. continue reading »

WTF? - Armadillo Official Mascot for Brazil’s 2014 World Cup Games

WTF? - Armadillo Official Mascot for Brazil’s 2014 World Cup Games

FIFA and Brazil's 2014 World Cup Organizing Committee have presented the soccer championship's mascot, an armadillo whose name will be decided by popular vote and which will be used to raise awareness about the importance of ecology and the environment. continue reading »

Spain’s El Hierro Island Volcano Starts Erupting

Spain’s El Hierro Island Volcano Starts Erupting

Volcanic activity on Spain's El Hierro island has resumed far below the Earth's surface in a similar manner to last July, albeit slightly stronger, the director of the National Geographic Institute, or IGN, in the Canary Islands, Maria Jose Blanco, told Efe on Sunday. continue reading »

Spanish Man Fakes Own Kidnapping Hoping to Collect Ransom and Pay off Debts

Spanish Man Fakes Own Kidnapping Hoping to Collect Ransom and Pay off Debts

A 30-year-old man in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia has been charged with faking his own kidnapping to collect ransom from his family, police said Sunday. continue reading »