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Lauren Frayer

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Financial Scandals Tarnish Spanish Soccer Glory

Saturday, July 12, 2014

FC Barcelona — home to two of soccer's superstars, Messi and Neymar — has been indicted on tax fraud, a sign that the culture of impunity among Europe's top soccer clubs may be coming to an end.

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For A Spanish Princess, An Indictment On Laundering Charges

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Spanish Princess Infanta Cristina has been charged with money laundering. She faces 11 years behind bars for allegedly embezzling public money through fake charities.

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New King Ascends Spanish Throne, With Hopes For A New Era

Thursday, June 19, 2014

King Felipe becomes the new monarch at a time when the country faces major challenges: a wounded economy, demands for regional independence and dwindling support for the monarchy itself.

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Spaniards Can't Hide Disappointment In World Cup Elimination

Thursday, June 19, 2014

In a major upset, the world's champion soccer team, Spain, lost to Chile 2-0, and has been eliminated from the World Cup tournament. It was one of the worst performances for a reigning world champion.

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Move Over, Kate Middleton, For Spain's 'Middle-Class Queen'

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The granddaughter of a taxi driver, Letizia Ortiz is an ex-TV anchor and a divorcee, and will be the first commoner ever to grace the Spanish throne. She's also more popular than her in-laws.

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Coup Attempts And Safaris: The Ups And Downs Of Juan Carlos' Reign

Monday, June 02, 2014

King Juan Carlos announced he would abdicate in favor of his son, sparking a fierce debate over whether he should be allowed to pass on the crown — or if the monarchy should be abolished altogether.

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As Spain's King Steps Down, Protesters Hope He's The Last One

Monday, June 02, 2014

The king of Spain says he is stepping down, ceding the throne to the crown prince. King Juan Carlos has been in ill health, and his popularity has dropped recently after a series of scandals.

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Spanish Soccer Fans Rejoice, 2 Madrid Teams In European Final

Friday, May 23, 2014

Every year, Europe's top soccer teams compete to win the Champions League title. This year, for the first time in history, Saturday's final is between two teams from the same city: Madrid.

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The Squabble That Never Ends: Britain and Spain Duel Over Gibraltar

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Rock of Gibraltar is on a peninsula attached to Spain. It's been sovereign British territory for 301 years, but many Spaniards still say it belongs to them.

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Spain Fines Team Of Racist, Banana-Throwing Fan, But Is It Enough?

Friday, May 09, 2014

Soccer, Spain's national pastime, has been tainted by racism. After two recent ugly incidents, debate is raging over how to punish racist fans, and if the teams they love should be held responsible.

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A Search For Cervantes That Don Quixote Could Embrace

Monday, April 28, 2014

Scientists have begun using radar to search for the body of Spain's most famous writer, Miguel de Cervantes, who is believed to be buried in a medieval convent in Madrid.

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Meet The Sisters Saving Spanish Horses From Slaughter

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Once status symbols for newly minted millionaires, horses are now the voiceless victims in Spain's economic crash. Two sisters are adopting horses that might otherwise end up in the food supply.

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When Divorce Leads To A Happily Ever After For A Small Business

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Most often, when married business owners divorce, both relationships sour. But that's not always the case. Some couples have figured out a way to make their companies succeed even after they've split.

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In Portugal, A Sales Receipt May Be Your Ticket To Win Big

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Buy a cup of coffee, and the vendor enters your receipt in a national lottery. The prize? A new Audi each week. It's a way struggling Portugal hopes to battle the black market and boost tax revenue.

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Promise Of Jobs Lures Construction Onto Famous Spanish Beach

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Valdevaqueros is one of Spain's last unspoiled beaches, but it's slated to disappear soon under a wave of development. The development promises to create jobs, but is more construction what Spain needs now?

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U.S. Position On Crimea Music To Spain's Ears

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Spanish leaders say they're in the same situation as Ukraine. Spain's northeast region of Catalonia wants to break away from Madrid and plans to hold a referendum in November. The Spanish government says it is unconstitutional and refuses to recognize the result.

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Hi Ho Spaniard! An Iberian Desert With Spaghetti Western Roots

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Some of Hollywood's most popular Westerns were filmed in Spain's Tabernas Desert. Today those sets are used in Western-style theme parks for bank heists, shoot-outs and saloon shows.

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Spain's Robin Hood Mayor Fights For 'Communist Utopia'

Saturday, March 08, 2014

The mayor of a small Spanish town cleaned out supermarkets to give food to the hungry and draw attention to their economic plight. But now he's facing a potential jail stint.

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Anti-Abortion Push Has Spain Debating Definition Of 'Progress'

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Parliament is likely to approve a near-total ban on abortion, which has been legal in Spain since 1985. Some proponents argue change has come too quickly, breaking down traditional Spanish values.

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Help-Wanted Ad Shows Depths Of Spain's Unemployment Problem

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Having trouble wrapping your head around southern Europe's staggering unemployment problem? This week, Ikea advertised for 400 jobs in a new megastore on Spain's Mediterranean coast. It got more than 20,000 online applicants in 48 hours, before the retailer's computer servers crashed.

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