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Silvio Castellanos

What's in a name? Franco's memory divides a Spanish town

24 Apr 2019

GUADIANA DEL CAUDILLO, Spain A small town that owes its origin and name to Francisco Franco may not be a decisive battleground in Sunday's national election, but it epitomizes how the late dictator's legacy and the rise of the far right are dividing voters across Spain.

Former Venezuelan general with 'treasure trove' of intelligence arrested for drug trafficking

12 Apr 2019

MADRID/WASHINGTON Spanish police on Friday arrested Hugo Carvajal, a former head of Venezuelan military intelligence, who Washington believes has a "treasure trove" of details he is willing to share about Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

New Costner movie features men who chased Bonnie & Clyde

26 Mar 2019

MADRID A new film starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson takes a fresh angle on the bloody tale of outlaw duo Bonnie and Clyde, focussing instead on the two detectives who ended the lovers' criminal rampage across the United States. | Video

Superfan Manolo still drumming up support at 10th World Cup

01 Jul 2018

KRASNODAR, Russia Spain’s superfan Manolo Caceres has made huge personal and financial sacrifices to support his country, beating his massive drum, but after following his team to 10 World Cups he says he has no regrets at all.

Spain have mentality to overcome Lopetegui turmoil - Marchena

17 Jun 2018

KRASNODAR, Russia Spain’s players are mature enough to overcome the fall-out from the sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup, former Spanish international Carlos Marchena said on Sunday.

Catalan strike severs road links as secessionist leaders regroup

08 Nov 2017

BARCELONA, Spain A general strike called by pro-independence campaigners in Catalonia severed transport links on Wednesday, as leaders of its secessionist movement sought to regain political momentum after failing to agree a joint ticket to contest an election. | Video

Revellers hurl tomatoes in Spanish festival amid higher security

30 Aug 2017

BUNOL, Spain More than 20,000 revellers threw 160 tonnes of over-ripe tomatoes at each other in Spain on Wednesday in an epic, annual food fight known as the "Tomatina". | Video

Forest fires ravage mainland Portugal, Madeira calmer after deaths

12 Aug 2016

LISBON/FUNCHAL, Portugal Thousands of Portuguese firefighters struggled on Thursday to control nearly 200 forest fires after flames killed at least four people on the mainland and the island of Madeira the previous day. | Video

Party-goers hurl tonnes of tomatoes in Spanish festival

26 Aug 2015

BUNOL, Spain Tens of thousands of festival-goers hurled 170 tonnes of over-ripe tomatoes at each other on Wednesday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the massive food fight in the small town of Bunol in eastern Spain. | Video

Party-goers hurl tonnes of tomatoes in Spanish festival

26 Aug 2015

BUNOL, Spain Tens of thousands of festival-goers hurled 170 tonnes of over-ripe tomatoes at each other on Wednesday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the massive food fight in the small town of Bunol in eastern Spain.

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