Lauren Frayer appears in the following:
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
On Madrid's posh Gran Vía, thousands of shoppers and tourists visit the flagship stores of some of the biggest names in European fast fashion — Zara, Mango and H&M.
Suddenly, the hordes of bargain-hunters stop dead in their tracks.
Face down on the sidewalk lie the bodies of ...
Monday, June 17, 2013
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Like the U.S. and many other Western countries, Spain's building boom in the previous decade was a major factor in its economic implosion. And now a trio of civil engineers in Spain has created a website that offers a dramatic before-and-after view of the country's construction bubble.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
With Spain's economy in shreds, the country is doing a lot of finger-pointing about who was at fault and where all the money has gone. The latest suspects: the Spanish royal family.
The reputation of the current Spanish king, Juan Carlos, was seemingly cemented one day 32 years ago when ...
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Aside from the occasional ferry down from England, the old Spanish port city of Santander doesn't get too many foreign visitors. So imagine the locals' surprise when delegations from Google, Microsoft and the Japanese government all landed there recently, to literally walk the streets.
What they've been flocking to see ...
Saturday, May 18, 2013
In his grainy homemade video, Enzo Vizcaíno looks like a busker, strumming away on his ukulele and singing as he roams a Barcelona metro car.
But the lyrics of this song are a bit unusual.
"I've got a bachelor's degree. And a postgrad diploma too ... I worked in ...
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
An ancient hunting ritual is making a comeback in modern Spain: the practice of hunting wild boar on horseback with spears — and no guns. The sport dates to Roman times, and was recently approved and added to Spanish hunting regulations.
Just a 20-minute drive from Spain's capital, you're in ...
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Spaniards wary of trusting their life savings to their country's shaky banking system can now buy a mattress that has an armored safe equipped with a keypad combination lock hidden in one end.
The new product, Caja de ahorros Micolchon — Spanish for "My Mattress Safe" — went on sale ...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
He's the richest man you've never heard of: Amancio Ortega, founder of the Spanish clothing chain Zara. He's a notorious recluse who is rumored to wear the same plain shirt every day, but his Zara empire has come to define the concept of fast fashion.
And now he's taken ...
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Fancy some free cash? Don't even bother to insert your ATM card.
People in Spain thought it was a joke — or a fraud — when a video popped up on YouTube showing what looks like a normal ATM, offering 100 euros ($131) for free — without a bank card. ...