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MADRID -- In another blow to Spain's scandal-plagued royal family, a judge Thursday cleared the way for a new investigation into King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter, rejecting her appeal to have her tax returns shielded from further scrutiny. The...
The great poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca was already one of Spain's most popular writers when he was executed by right-wing militiamen in 1936 at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. His body has never been found. The shadowy circumstances...
MADRID -- A Spanish court Tuesday dropped a subpoena of King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter, citing insufficient evidence to tie her to alleged corruption by her husband. The 47-year-old princess, Infanta Cristina, last month became the first direct...
Deep into Marie Arana's wonderful new biography of Simón Bolívar, "the George Washington of South America," there's a deliciously unexpected pause in the action. It's 1816, and Bolívar has set sail from Haiti. He's on his way back to Venezuela, with...
Wine consultant Chris Keller is responsible for the wine lists at Joe’s Restaurant in Venice, and Bar Pintxo and Tar & Roses in Santa Monica. But he also makes his own wine near Santa Maria and sells that at the restaurants (and others) too. The...
MADRID -- In a surprise turnaround, a judge Friday suspended a criminal summons of the king of Spain's youngest daughter, citing discrimination against the princess. The 47-year-old royal, known as Infanta Cristina, is accused of having knowledge of...
Re "Bullet train bid rules altered," April 19 Thanks to The Times for letting us know that a troubled bid led by Sylmar-based Tutor Perini might win the contract to build the first phase of California's high-speed rail system against much more...
Sara Montiel Spanish actress was 1950s Hollywood star Sara Montiel, 85, a famed, sultry-voiced Spanish actress who achieved Hollywood stardom in the 1950s, died Monday in Madrid, according to her biographer, Peter Villora. The cause was undetermined....
MADRID -- A Spanish court Wednesday called the youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos to testify in a corruption case involving her husband, the first-ever legal summons for a direct descendant of the country's monarch. The 47-year-old princess, known as...
MADRID — The horses trot softly across sandy terrain and scrubby oak brush on Spain's central plateau, their riders listening for a rustle in the leaves, searching for a patch of wiry black fur betrayed by the sun. Finally, the hunters spot...
Following hard upon "The Artist," "Blancanieves" is the second silent black-and-white feature to emerge from Europe in little more than two years. A pair of films don't exactly make a trend, but "Blancanieves" has enough going for it to make you wish it...
Tags: Artists, Arts, The Artist (movie), Fine Artists, Movies
Increasingly, the Cuban-emigre, Miami-based band Tiempo Libre's name is starting to sound like a serious misnomer. After all, when exactly is this workaholic septet supposed to have "free time," given its steady output of CDs spotlighting the group's...
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