Spain: Meet the woman fighting to revive Spain’s international reputation


Secretary of State for ‘España Global’, Irene Lozano. Photo: OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP Spain is fighting to improve its international reputation, which has taken a hit from criticism of its handling of Catalonia’s independence bid and its colonial past. Spain’s reputation dropped in Germany, Italy and France after Catalonia pressed ahead with a banned … More Spain: Meet the woman fighting to revive Spain’s international reputation

Spain: Spanish woman files police complaint after hitman fails to carry out murder


Photo: aruba2000/Depositphotos Spanish woman hired her son-in-law to kill her partner and then went to the police to file a complaint of fraud when he failed to follow through with the murder, police said on Thursday. The bizarre case ended with the authorities arresting both the would-be hitman, as well as the woman and her daughter, … More Spain: Spanish woman files police complaint after hitman fails to carry out murder

Eleven Spanish words that English must adopt right now


There are some Spanish words that English should immediately adopt. Photo: Contando Estrelas/Flickr Some Spanish words are so good at perfectly describing a feeling, experience or person you have to wonder why the English language hasn’t adopted them yet. The Local has chosen eleven linguistic gems that should be immediately adopted into the English language. … More Eleven Spanish words that English must adopt right now

Ten marvelously fun things to do in Spain this May


Men dressed in traditional attire “chulapo” take part in the San Isidro celebrations. Photo: AFP With longer and warmer days, May is the month when Spaniards take to the streets to throw fiesta after fiesta. Festivals Patios de Córdoba (Córdoba courtyards festival), Córdoba, May 2nd- May 14th . Photo: philipus/Depositphotos The citizens of Cordoba will be … More Ten marvelously fun things to do in Spain this May

Seven surprisingly strange traditions celebrated at Easter in Spain


Spanish actor Antonio Banderas takes part in the “Lagrimas y Favores” (Tears and Favours) brotherhood Palm Sunday procession in Malaga. Photo: Jorge Guerrero / AFP Pardoning prisoners, dressing up as skeletons, “killing Jews” and just what are those white pointy hats about? We reveal all…   Easter week is celebrated in Spain like nowhere else … More Seven surprisingly strange traditions celebrated at Easter in Spain

Spain: Orange thieves caught red handed with car full of stolen fruit


Police released photos of the stolen fruit after arresting the thieves.Photo: Emegencias Sevilla Police in Seville discovered thieves attempting to get away with four tonnes of stolen oranges after pulling their vehicles over at the side of the road. The fruit thieves were discovered after police became suspicious at the reaction of three vehicles when … More Spain: Orange thieves caught red handed with car full of stolen fruit

Spain: Priest who dressed up as Hugh Hefner and simulated sex with male playboy bunnies seeks forgiveness


The priest of Cuntis, Spain raised eyebrows with his carnival costume choice. The parish priest from the Galician town of Cuntis has apologized for his “misguided” carnival costume which saw him posing on a float as the Playboy founder along with men dressed as Playboy bunnies. Juan Carlos Martínez, 40, provoked more than raised eyebrows … More Spain: Priest who dressed up as Hugh Hefner and simulated sex with male playboy bunnies seeks forgiveness