Spanish Poet Frederico Garcia Lorca's Remains to be Exhumed
By Mariela Rosario | 10/20/2009 - 09:00

The world may finally find out where legendary Spanish poet Frederico Garcia Lorca's remains were buried. Government officials in Southern Spain have cleared the way legally for remains buried at a mass grave site in a village near Granada to be exhumed. Andalusia regional government justice councilor Begona Alvarez said that the confidential exhumation would begin next Monday. 


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Oldest Woman to Give Birth Dies
By Christine Estevez | 07/16/2009 - 12:25

Maria del Carmen Bousada died last week at the age of 69, leaving behind her 2-year-old twin boys. She was the oldest woman on record ever to give birth. Though she was 65 at the time she was impregnated, the Española lied to doctors at the Pacific Fertility Clinic in Los Angeles, telling them she was 55—the age limit for in vitro fertilization—in order to fulfill her dream of motherhood. Bousada, who was a single mom, gave birth to Pau and Christian in December 2006 at the age of 66.


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VIDEO: Friday Night Fright
By Angie Romero | 07/10/2009 - 15:12

I don’t think anyone doubts that the Spaniards are the ones making the scariest flicks right now. Case in point: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s 28 Weeks Later and Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Orphanage, which isn’t just a genre masterpiece, it’s a masterpiece, period. In fact, Fresnadillo and Bayona were just named "godfathers" of the Cannes Film Festival’s Critics Week, dedicated to discovering new talent.


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First Goring Death at Running of the Bulls Since 1995
By Mariela Rosario | 07/10/2009 - 12:01

Pamplona's San Fermin festival is famous for it's dangerous and thrilling tradition of the running of the bulls. Held since 1591, the festival attracts tens of thousands of revelers eager to try their luck at running with the bulls. For nine days, morning bull-runs are followed by afternoon bull fights, meaning that most of the bulls who run the half-mile course face certain death.


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Antonio Banderas to Lose Beachfront Property in Spain
By Christine Estevez | 06/30/2009 - 15:45

Hollywood couple Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith have been ordered to give up a large chunk of their beachfront estate on Spain’s Costa del Sol as the country continues to crackdown on “illegal” coastal properties.

The Spanish film star and his wife have been told that more than 14,000 square feet of their £5 million mansion’s gardens will be seized to allow public access to the beach.


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Pregnant Transsexual Man Rubén Noé Coronado Suffers Miscarriage
By Mariela Rosario | 06/11/2009 - 13:10

25-year-old Spaniard transsexual Rubén Noé Coronado made headlines a few months ago when he revealed that he was pregnant with twins shortly after Thomas Beatie (aka the "Pregnant Man") gave birth to his first child last June.


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Shall We Dance? A Conversation with Legendary Flamenco Dancer Joaquin Cortes
By Angie Romero | 05/14/2009 - 15:30

A while back, I told you about the first time I saw Joaquin Cortes dance on TV. I was 15, living in Rome, and I had a thought: “This is one of those great moments I’ll never forget.” And tonight, when I go see his show at the Beacon Theater here in NYC, I just know I’ll get those same butterflies. Dance has always been, and will always be, my first love.


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Man Breaks Own Leg, Uses a Cocaine Cast to Smuggle
By Yuliana Gomez | 03/09/2009 - 15:15

As crazy as this headline must seem, it’s true: Spanish police on Friday arrested a 66-year old Chilean man at the Barcelona airport after they discovered that his cast was made entirely of pure cocaine, Yahoo News UK reports.

The man had landed on a flight from Santiago, Chile, and was carrying almost 5 kilos of coke, stashed in fake beer cans, hollowed out stools, in addition to the “cast.”


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Penelope Cruz Named "Favorite Daughter" of Her Hometown
By Monica Herrera | 02/26/2009 - 13:40

Penelope Cruz gave a shout out to her hometown of Alcobendas in her Oscar acceptance speech on Sunday, and now the community is showing her love right back. The mayor of Alcobendas, Ignacio Garcia de Vinuesa, has bestowed Cruz with the title of "Favorite Daughter" as the town's way of thanking the actress for putting it on the map.


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Spain Will Accept Guantanamo Detainees
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 02/25/2009 - 15:53

Spain and the United States are starting to cozy up to each other again. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Miguel Angel Moratinos on Tuesday, where the Spanish Foreign Minister said Spain could accept prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Reuters reports.


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