Hundreds of lucky ticket holders are celebrating in Spain after winning a share of the annual Christmas lottery known as El Gordo, or the Fat One. The world's biggest Christmas lottery, this year's total prize money came to over 2.2 billion euros. Winning tickets came from across the country, including Valencia, Cadiz and Madrid.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Holiday Greetings / Vikings in Spain / Spanish Language Media Spreading Russian Disinformation About the Amero
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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Spanish Dictionary Accused of Racism / Police Woman Returns From Mtaernity Leave, Gets Killed In Shootout / Real Madrid's Breaks Own Record
My latest on Newsvine.
Police woman returned from maternity leave killed in bank robbery shootout
Real Madrid rewrote the club's record books after beating Malaga 2-1 to record their 16th successive win in all competitions. Goals from Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale proved decisive as the European champions continued their phenomenal run of form which has seen them brush aside …
Thursday, November 27, 2014
I just wanted to write down the Spanish translation of one of my favorite lines from Star Trek. It's from the Bride of Chaotica (La Novia de Caótica) episode of Star Trek Voyager. And it sounds just as great in Spanish as in English, IMO.
"The clever fiendishness of your evil plan is brilliant!" = "¡El diabólico ingenio de su malvado plan es magnifico!"
Sunday, November 23, 2014
As tourism to Spain grows, Spaniards staying home: study finds continuing decrease in 'outbound' travel
Spanish consumers seem more focused on debt reduction and saving than ever before. Reducing and eliminating non-essential spending, including travel, is now the Spanish way, according to
The new report, "Tourism Flows Outbound in Spain," finds that Spaniard's visiting European countries continued to decrease in 2013 and the number of visitors on long haul destinations declined as well.
About 60% of departures in Spain are made during the summer holidays, with Easter, Christmas (although traditionally spent with the family), New Year’s and national holidays accounting for most of the remaining 40%.
Read more here.
Trying to solve the mystery of murdered poet Federico Garcia Lorca's burial site / Madrid soccer team to help widow evicted from home
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Saturday, November 15, 2014
|Monedero & Iglesias|
In a sardonic interview published in today's El Mundo newspaper, Monedero was asked why so many atheists believe in Pablo Iglesias (the leader of the new and increasingly popular crowdfunded political party Podemos) and so many believers do not? His reply:
"We're a lapsed Catholic country, just as we're a lapsed democratic country."
Monday, November 10, 2014
My latest Newsvine article looks at the independence consultation in Catalonia on November 9, while my last post was to a guide to Spain's new Podemos political party:
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
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