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Silvio Castellanos

Spain plans last emergency decree extension as protests break out

17 May 2020

MADRID Spain's government will seek to extend its coronavirus state of emergency one last time until late June, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday as anti-government protests broke out around the hard-hit country.

Another victim of coronavirus: Spain's religious statue-kissing

06 Mar 2020

MADRID/RONDA, Spain A Spanish pre-Easter tradition, where Catholics flock in droves to kiss statues of Jesus and Mary, fell victim to the coronavirus epidemic this week as churches with some of the most sought-after statues told worshippers not to touch or kiss them.

Movie magic: Spanish La Vista potato chip sales boom on Korean film cameo

22 Feb 2020

ARTEIXO, Spain Cesar Bonilla is still baffled by a surge in demand for the canned potato chips made by his company in northwestern Spain after they appeared in award-winning Korean film "Parasite". | Video

'No regrets', says Spanish boxer-politician fighting gender violence

26 Jun 2019

MADRID Miriam Gutierrez boxes with a mouthguard engraved with the words #genderviolence. | Video

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

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