Scientists in Madrid announced on Tuesday that, deep under ground of a 17th century convent, they found remains that they believe belong to celebrated writer Miguel de Cervantes, though they may never be able to guarantee the match. Continue reading
He has been hailed as the father of the novel, a writer who wielded the Spanish language so forcefully that it is nicknamed for him: la lengua de Cervantes (“the language of Cervantes”). But when Miguel de Cervantes died nearly … Continue reading
Despite a high-profile push by President Obama and others, Chicago will not host the 2016 summer games. The Olympic Torch will instead land in Rio de Janeiro. Ray Suarez reports on the story and talks to sports writer Christine Brennan. Continue reading
President Obama will travel to Copenhagen this week to lobby on behalf of his hometown of Chicago and its bid to land the 2016 summer games. Continue reading
To get a real close look at some of the best paintings housed in Spain’s Prado Museum, you no longer have to trek to Madrid. Google and one of the world’s most famous galleries announced Tuesday they have teamed up to allow people to explore 14 of the Prado’s prized paintings using the search engine’s mapping technology.
A Spanish court Wednesday convicted 21 people of involvement in the 2004 Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people, but in a surprising move, acquitted an alleged mastermind. Continue reading
Spanish authorities said Monday they had arrested two more suspects in the March 11 train bombings that killed 191 people and had identified three of those killed in a suicide explosion over the weekend as leading suspects in the attacks. Continue reading