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Lauren Frayer

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Foreign Buyers Scoop Up Abandoned Spanish Villages

Monday, August 31, 2015

Whole villages are up for sale in Spain, and they're going cheap. This story originally aired on August 23, 2015 on Weekend Edition Sunday.


Spanish And Arabic Mixes In Accused Terrorist's Home Town

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The accused terrorist in the recent foiled train attack in France is a Moroccan who lived in Algeciras, Spain. It's a diverse port city where immigrants are well integrated.


Hundreds Of Desperate Migrants Feared Dead Off Libya And In Austria

Friday, August 28, 2015

Austrian police say that dozens of people died after being crammed into the back of a smuggler's truck, which was found abandoned on a highway Thursday. And hundreds are feared dead after two boats sank off Libya's coast.


Morrocan Immigrants In Spain Shaken By Attack On French Train

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The man who tried to open fire on passengers on a train in France last week comes from a town in southern Spain where many immigrants live in grinding poverty.


French Authorities Investigate High-Speed Train Attack

Monday, August 24, 2015

French authorities are questioning the suspect in Friday night's attack on a crowded high speed train that was traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. The gunman lived in Spain, where he had a criminal record and was being watched by Spain, Germany, France and Belgium for possible ties to Islamic extremists.


To Keep Food From The Trash Bin, Spanish City Sets Up A Communal Fridge

Sunday, August 23, 2015

People in the Spanish city of Bilbao have a mission: to cut down on food waste. Now, to prevent food from going directly into the garbage, residents just send it to the Solidarity Fridge.


In Spain, Entire Villages Are Up For Sale — And They're Going Cheap

Sunday, August 23, 2015

As Spaniards migrate from villages to cities for work, education and access to health care, rural hamlets are ending up on the auction block. Foreigners are in the market for these properties.


Food Tours Help Keep Barcelona's Mom-And-Pop Tapas Bars Alive

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Spain's neighborhood tapas bars are facing competition from big chains. Fortunately, foreign tourists are now discovering them. This story originally aired on June 20, 2015 on Weekend Edition.


To Cut Food Waste, Spain's Solidarity Fridge Supplies Endless Leftovers

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Whether it's fresh vegetables, barbecue or tapas, anyone can either restock or stock up on food from this Basque town's communal refrigerator.


A Picasso, A Yacht And A Dollop Of International Intrigue

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A Spanish billionaire had the painting on his yacht, but wanted to sell it in Europe. Spanish authorities intervened, calling the Picasso a "national treasure" that can't be sold abroad.


Sold Into Sex Slavery: The Plight Of African Women Migrating To Europe

Monday, July 13, 2015

They travel for months, even years, from sub-Saharan Africa to Europe, hoping for a better life. But many thousands are forced into prostitution to pay for the journey.


Spain Keeps 1 Eye On Greece's Debt Issues, The Other On Upcoming Elections

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.


The Reason Cervantes Asked To Be Buried Under A Convent

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.


Barcelona's Mom-And-Pop Tapas Bars Take On The Big Tourist Chains

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.


Fans Obsessed With 'Game Of Thrones' Seek Parallels In Spanish Politics

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.


Officials Estimate Nearly Half A Million Migrants Await The Journey To Europe

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.


A Raft Capsizes; Can Spanish Rescuers Reach Everyone In Time?

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.


Warmer Weather Triggers More African Migrants To Try To Reach Europe

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.

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Do Touch The Artwork At Prado's Exhibit For The Blind

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.


From 'Occupying' A Spanish Bank To City Hall: Barcelona's New Mayor

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.