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December 3, 2010 | By Hazel Healy, Los Angeles Times
Investors have given deficit-ridden Spain a beating in the markets this week, and the government here is scrambling to convince anyone who will listen that it won't need a financial bailout as did Ireland and Greece. But a feeling of powerlessness is spreading among Spaniards, who see their country's fate as increasingly out of their hands, and out of the hands of their leaders. "I am thinking definitively about which country to emigrate to," said Sarah Babiker Moreno of Madrid, an unemployed researcher.
January 4, 2014 | Wire reports
Rafael Nadal opened his 2014 campaign by winning his first title of the year, defeating Gael Monfils , 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2 at the Qatar Open tennis tournament on Saturday. Nadal showed why he's the top player in the world throughout the week. Although he wasn't in top form in his first event of the season, he battled to win his 61st career title, one shy of Guillermo Vilas' total, seventh on the all-time Open era list. "I think I played my best match of the season -- of the tournament -- today," Nadal said after the exciting, two-hour final.
April 1, 2012 | By Lauren Frayer, Los Angeles Times
MADRID - The son of two teachers, Moises Leon got an education degree in hope of joining the ranks of the comfortable middle class that his parents worked all their lives to raise him in. But his graduation coincided with Europe's debt crisis, and Spain's spending cuts have put a teaching job out of reach. So he works two part-time jobs, as a day-care assistant and a private English teacher, that together earn him barely $1,000 a month. At 28, he still lives with his parents.
September 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK - What Rafael Nadal did to Tommy Robredo was just punishment - pure, powerful punishment. Nadal, seeded second at the U.S. Open, beat fellow Spaniard Robredo, 6-0, 6-2, 6-2, Wednesday night in a quarterfinal pummeling on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Robredo had upset five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer in the fourth round, but against Nadal, Robredo had no room to place shots where Nadal couldn't find them. And pound them back. "I don't know the way he felt," Robredo said, "but obviously I felt he was doing pretty good out there.
On a cold and windy October night in 1942, Peter Blau began his long walk toward freedom. The 5-year-old Jewish refugee clutched his mother's and uncle's hands as they followed paid guides across the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain, sleeping in the open forest by day and walking at night. Somewhere along the way, the boy wandered off in the woods and couldn't find his way back to the group.
November 22, 1987 | Stanley Meisler, Stanley Meisler is The Times bureau chief in Paris and regularly covers Spain. and
History hangs on most Spaniards in ways Americans can hardly understand. That difference is at the heart of the repeated failure of Spanish and U.S. officials to negotiate a new treaty allowing the United States to keep its military bases in Spain after May, 1988. After the seventh round of talks ended in failure early this month, an American spokesman insisted that U.S. negotiators understood the problems posed for Spain by a treaty dating back to the days of late dictator Francisco Franco.
May 29, 1996
I note in your article about the young Inca girl, whose mummified remains are displayed in Washington ("Frozen Asset," May 23), that no value judgment is made about the practice of bashing children's brains out for religious purposes. However, the article does not fail to condemn the "invading Spaniards [who] unleashed a wave of violence." I am unaware of any 16th-century Spanish ritualistic slaughter of children. Who is the savage, who is the villain in this era of political correctness?
March 16, 1987
Police on horseback repelled demonstrators at the Torrejon air base near Madrid after thousands of Spaniards marched to the base to demand an end to the U.S. military presence in Spain. One person was injured when some of the protesters threw rocks at police, who responded with water cannon, smoke bombs and baton charges. A few hours after the march, Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger arrived in Madrid for a two-day visit. He said he will ask the government to allow the U.S.
December 30, 2008 | times wire reports
Hundreds of Cubans lined up outside the Spanish Embassy in Havana as Spain began taking applications under a law that makes grandchildren of Spanish immigrants eligible for Spanish citizenship. Officials estimated that as many as 200,000 Cubans could seek a Spanish passport, and Spain has said 1 million people around the world could qualify to become Spaniards. A Spanish passport is prized by many Cubans who view it as a way to get off the island, which at least a million people have left since Fidel Castro took power in 1959.
May 13, 2001
Scarlet Cheng had missed the most obvious reference on the title of one of Manuel Ocampo and Curro Gonzalez's works ("Painted Dispatches From Abroad," April 29). The title "Noli me tangere" is a direct reference to the title of a novel by Jose Rizal, the Philippines' national hero. This book was about Spanish repression in the Philippines during the Spanish colonization. The book was banned in the Philippines by the Spaniards during the 1890s. One can see the irony of the reverse historical position of the characters in the painting.
July 27, 2013 | By Stephen Bailey
Sean Rosenthal seemed to cover the whole beach in the FIVB Grand Slam gold medal match in Long Beach on Saturday. Diving digs. Tomahawk digs. Chicken-wing digs. Every time Pablo Herrera Allepuz and Adrian Gavira Collado of Spain were on the verge of swinging the momentum back their way, Rosenthal would hit the sand to keep a rally alive and he or partner Phil Dalhausser would finish with the kill. "I'm just doing what I've been taught and learned over the years, being patient and not guessing," Rosenthal said.
June 9, 2013 | Henry Chu
Both are Spaniards in the upper echelons of the tennis world. Both are known for their indefatigable play, a willingness to chase down every shot while yanking opponents around the court. But one already owns a record seven French Open titles, whereas the other is in the first Grand Slam final of his career. As it was from the start, the smart money is on Rafael Nadal, the muscular Majorcan, to add to his remarkable resume Sunday by hoisting the silver trophy once more on the rust-red clay of Roland Garros.
June 9, 2013 | By Henry Chu
PARIS - There was never any question that the Spanish national anthem would be played for the French Open men's singles winner Sunday. And for most tennis watchers, there was no doubt which Spaniard would be the one to hold the trophy aloft. Rafael Nadal cemented his reputation as the sport's greatest-ever exponent on clay by scything down countryman David Ferrer, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3, to harvest a record-extending eighth French Open title. No man has ever claimed the same Grand Slam tournament as many times, or won as many matches, 59, on the red clay of Paris.
May 10, 2013 | By Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Sergio Garcia was only 19 when he first challenged Tiger Woods during the final round of the 1999 PGA Championship. Woods nipped the fist-pumping Spaniard - then affectionately known as El Nino - by a shot for a second major championship. Yet, the stage was set for a classic rivalry. It never happened. Tiger would do his part, but Sergio could not keep up, especially when the two were paired together. Garcia, now 33, will get another chance to stand up to the pressure of a pairing with Woods on Saturday when the two longtime foes face off in the final group at the Players Championship.
December 12, 2012 | By Lauren Frayer
MADRID -- Spain's most infamous art restorer is hoping that any publicity is good publicity. Cecilia GĂ­menez was responsible for the badly botched touch-up last summer of a 19th-century Ecce Homo -- a painting of Jesus Christ -- in her local church near Zaragoza, in northeastern Spain. Dubbed the worst art restoration in history, the elderly parishioner's well-meaning but misguided work grabbed international headlines. One account described it as looking like "a crayon sketch of a monkey in an ill-fitting tunic.
July 1, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Spain scored early and, eventually, often to trounce Italy, 4-0, in the 2012 European Championship final on Sunday in Kiev, Ukraine, to become the first team to repeat as champion and hold three major world titles. The Spaniards, the reigning World Cup champion who were missing two star players in the tournament because of injuries, opened the scoring in the 14th minute when David Silva headed home a cross by Cesc Fabregas from the left side. The Italians, who were matching Spain shot for shot as well as time of possession, gave up another goal minutes before halftime when Jordi Alba streaked down the left side to collect a pass from Xavi Hernandez before beating Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
September 9, 1990
Calendar's recent articles on La Raza prompt me to try to clarify why the distinction between the word Hispani c and the word Latino is important. The people who are currently in power in this country are mostly of northwestern European ancestry. After the Renaissance, the English were locked in a struggle with Spain and Portugal over the dominion of the Western Hemisphere. Spaniards were the frame of reference for the English who came to the New World, and, deluded by the language there, Anglos called the natives Hispanics , even if they were Spanish-speaking Indians, with whom the criollos intermarried soon enough.
August 24, 1986 | Peter Wyden, Wyden's narrative history, "The Passionate War," is available in Simon & Schuster/Touchstone paperback. and
Ihave been feeling profoundly sad for Spaniards since I spent time among them in the early 1980s researching my book on the forgotten, passionate and pointless conflict that erupted 50 years ago this summer, the Spanish Civil War. They seemed so fierce, so depressed in their sunshiny tourist scenery; so backward, off anchor from the rest of Europe; so traumatized by all authority. Little wonder. From 1936 to 1975, they were subjects of Gen.
June 28, 2012 | By Art Spander
WIMBLEDON, England -- The match began under the blue sky of a humid English late afternoon. It ended in the Twilight Zone. A kid from the Czech Republic who never even had qualified for Wimbledon before now, a kid who is ranked 100th, stunned the tennis world by defeating one of the game's all-time greats, Rafael Nadal. All that Lukas Rosol had in common with Nadal was his age, 26. But Rosol, hitting every shot, serve, forehand, backhand, as if he were intent on smashing the ball halfway to France, upset Spain's Nadal, 6-7 (9)
June 27, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Spain has advanced to the Euro 2012 championship match with a victory over Portugal on Wednesday in Donetsk, Ukraine. The game was scoreless through regulation and 30 minutes of overtime before the Spaniards prevailed, 4-2, on penalty kicks. After each team had their first penalty kick blocked, Spain made four consecutive shots, capped by Cesc Fabregas' strike that hit the left post and bounded down the goal line before it landed in the netting inside the right post. The winning kick was set up when the shot of Portugal's Bruno Alves hit the crossbar and caromed back into the field.
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