Manu Chao
Manu Chao Opens Up About Childhood and Music
By Amaris Castillo | 09/12/2011 - 16:39

Global superstar Manu Chao opened up about his childhood and his early roots in music in this week’s episode of National Public Radio’s Alt. Latino program. The 50-year-old global superstar was raised in France by Spanish parents who fled their country to avoid the dictatorship of late Francisco Franco. As a kid, Chao would play ride bicycles, play in the woods, and play sports with friends. “I was lucky for sure,” Chao said when he described his childhood.


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'The Dark Tower' With Javier Bardem Gets Ax
'The Dark Tower' With Javier Bardem Gets the Ax
By Amaris Castillo | 07/20/2011 - 10:30

The Dark Tower, a three-part movie franchise and TV series that was supposed to star Javier Bardem, has been canceled, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Universal Pictures backed out of the huge project, which was going to be an adaptation of famous author Stephen King’s seven-part fantasy Western series. The project encountered a series of problems including budgetary issues and the fall start date being pushed.


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Nathalia Ramos
EXCLUSIVE: 'House of Anubis' Star Nathalia Ramos On Connecting "With Spanish-Speaking Teens All Around The World”
By Lee Hernandez | 07/07/2011 - 19:39

18-year-old actress Nathalia Ramos, who was born in Madrid, Spain, is the star of House of Anubis, Nickelodeon’s first ever soap opera aimed at children and teens.


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Eva Longoria Visits “Greatest Restaurant in the World” With BF Eduardo, Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem
By Amaris Castillo | 07/05/2011 - 12:00

Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria recently shared a double dinner date at the “greatest restaurant in the world” with boyfriend Eduardo Cruz. Joined by Eduardo’s older sister, Penelope and her husband Javier Bardem, the foursome ate at three Michelin star El Bulli, owned by famous chef Ferran Adrià that was hailed in May as one of the best in the world by The New York Times


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Was Coca-Cola Invented in Spain?
Was Coca-Cola Invented in Spain?
By Adriana Rivera | 06/10/2011 - 15:45

Was Coca-Cola invented in a 126 year-old liquor factory in Spain? JuanJo Mica, a fourth generation resident of Ayelo says so.

"My great-great uncle took his cola coca syrup to America that same year, 1884, and won a prize at a fair in Philadelphia," he said. "Supposedly, the Americans tried it, liked it and two years later their soft drink, Coca-Cola, was born."


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Junk Castle
Spanish Man Builds Cathedral From Trash
By Amaris Castillo | 04/06/2011 - 15:30

An elderly man from Spain has steadily built a cathedral out of salvaged materials over the past 50 years. 


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WATCH: Paz Vega in "The King's Speech" Spoof
By Mariela Rosario | 03/31/2011 - 14:30

Super mom Paz Vega seems to get more beautiful with every new baby she has (she's at three so far). The Spanish actress, who hails originally from Sevilla has a new film coming out tomorrow called Cat Run in which she plays high-end call girl who holds key evidence of a scandalous government cover-up. The film is an action comedy, and from this Funny or Die video, it's clear that Vega has been working on her comedic timing.

Check her out in "The Queen's Speech" below!


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Spain, Your Way: Four Destinations for Different Travelers
Spain, Your Way: Four Destinations for Different Travelers
By Grace Bastidas | 03/23/2011 - 15:45

For food lovers . . . Barcelona


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Introducing Polock
Introducing Polock
By Smriti Mundhra | 03/21/2011 - 14:30

Warmer weather is coming, and as we put together our summer playlist we’re 120 percent sure Spanish indie pop quintet Polock will be on it. Their debut single “Fireworks” is the kind of up-tempo ditty that defines backyard bbq's and long drives with the top down while rocking neon Wayfarers en route to La Costa del Sol. The synth-laden hooks take us back to the 80s—possibly our favorite musical era ever— and remind us a whole lot of France’s Phoenix.


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Get Your Dancing Shoes! Carnival is Here!
Get Your Dancing Shoes! Carnival is Here!
By Grace Bastidas | 03/07/2011 - 14:00

Carnival kicked off this weekend, which means it’s time to let loose before Lent rolls around. Not that you have to be Catholic to indulge in a little church-sanctioned debauchery. Hedonists of all stripes can party at celebrations all across Latin America. Just pick your destination.

Barranquilla, Colombia


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