Lauren Frayer appears in the following:
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Not long ago, the Spanish economy was failing, and just like in Greece, an anti-austerity party was on the rise in Spain. Now the picture looks rather different.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tests have confirmed the bones under a Madrid convent belong to Spain's most famous writer. He wished to be buried there because the nuns raised money and paid a ransom when he was captive in Africa.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Off the beaten tourist paths, neighborhood tapas bars are part of Spain's charm. But many are being forced out by rising rents. A tour group hopes to save them by helping travelers find them.
Monday, June 15, 2015
"Winter is coming" to Spain this summer. That's a reference to HBO's Game of Thrones, which is partly filmed there, and a popular slogan for a left-wing, grass-roots political party.
Monday, June 08, 2015
Nearly 6,000 migrants were rescued after attempting to make it to Europe from North Africa. A British naval officer says there are indications that as many as 500,000 migrants could be waiting in Libya for the means to make the crossing.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Eleven African migrants were squeezed into a tiny rubber raft attempting to travel the nine miles from Morocco to Spain. NPR's Lauren Frayer joins Spanish rescuers responding to the distress call.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Europe is increasing search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean after hundreds of African migrants drowned en route to European shores. We go out on patrol with Spain's maritime rescue service.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The renowned Spanish museum has made 3-D copies of some of its most iconic works to allow blind people to feel them.
Monday, May 25, 2015
The status quo took a hit in Spanish elections over the weekend. A major upset came in Barcelona with a win by Ada Colau, a prominent activist who fought evictions during Spain's economic crisis.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The Spanish city is physically part of Africa. About half of its people are more prosperous Europeans; half are Arabic-speaking Muslims disproportionately living in poverty. That disparity is growing.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
At issue is a new law that allows poorer teams to share TV airtime and revenue more fairly. The law would break the monopoly of the league's two richest teams, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Arab and African migrants are landing on Spain's coast in a region with a 34 percent unemployment. That's created friction and prompted a debate about how best to help them.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Migrants who have made the perilous trip across the Mediterranean say their journeys to Europe were made possible by a network of professional traffickers.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Tatiana Kanga was nine months pregnant when she paid a Moroccan smuggler $1,290 so she and her toddler daughter could ride on a rubber boat, 14 harrowing hours from Africa to Europe.
Monday, April 20, 2015
European leaders say they have come up with a plan in response to the flood of migrants crossing the Mediterranean sea from Africa. If the death toll is confirmed in the latest tragedy Sunday, as many as 1,800 people have died making the perilous crossing to Europe so far this year.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Spain has two tiny enclaves in North Africa, separated from Morocco by fences. Both of them are hugely tempting targets for migrants from across Africa who are desperate to reach Europe.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Up to 400 migrants are missing and feared dead after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday. Tens of thousands of migrants have attempted the hazardous journey from Africa to Europe and around 500 have died so far this year.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
The tiny Spanish territory of Ceuta has been the home of an all-female recruiting ring that helped persuade Muslim women to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, according to Spanish authorities.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
The German co-pilot who deliberately flew an Airbus A320 into a mountainside had been deemed too sick to work but ignored the doctor's order. Investigators found the ripped up remains of the orders in searching his home.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Spanish city of Ceuta on North Africa's coast is surrounded by fences separating Spanish soil from Morocco. That fence is where thousands of migrants try to jump into Spanish territory each year.