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Saturday, April 16, 2016

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Guatemalan ex-president tied to Spain corruption case
Perez, who took office in 2012 was forced out after mass protests last year. Photo: Johan Ordonez/AFP
Former Guatemalan president Otto Perez, who is in jail awaiting trial on corruption allegations, now also faces charges of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from a Spanish port company. 
Death toll rises to five in Tenerife building collapse
Photo: AFP
UPDATED: Spanish authorities said on Saturday they had pulled more bodies from the rubble of a four-storey building that collapsed on the popular Canary Island resort of Tenerife, bringing the death toll to five. 
    Recipe: How to make fabada - traditional Asturian bean stew
    Photo: Flavio Lorenzo Sánchez/Flickr 
    The hearty Asturian dish is a perfect lunch on a cold day... and don't forget the crusty bread and cider!  
      Spain is so proud of its tapas it wants Unesco to protect it
      Photo: AFP
      Spain wants Unesco to include tapas on its Intangible Cultural Heritage list.  
        Man stayed in 14 luxury hotels in Barcelona without paying
        View of Barcelona Photo: AFP
        The 26 year-old developed a taste for luxury accommodation without the means to pay for it. 
          Spain ranks among worst for kids at risk of poverty
          Children in a classroom in Barcelona. Photo: Josep Lago/AFP.
          One in three children in Spain are at risk of poverty, one of the worst records of developed countries. 
            Europe's tallest skyscraper among six planned for Madrid
            Photo: Distrito Castellana Norte
            The city's skyline could change forever with the construction of six new skyscrapers, including the EU's tallest building. 
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              Debunking the myth: How true are Spanish stereotypes?
              Photo: Justyna Rawińska / Flickr
              Spaniards are loud, lazy and love a nice long siesta... don't they?  
                Mexico unearths tomb of Spanish conquistador priest
                Photo: Mauricio Marat, INAH.
                The amazing discovery of an ancient tombstone of a Spanish priest was made by engineers installing lamp posts in Mexico City. 
                  Spanish industry minister resigns over Panama Papers
                  Photo: AFP
                  After a week of speculation since José Manuel was named in the Panama Papers, the acting Industry Minister has resigned. 
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                    Nine incredibly  addictive television series from Spain
                    A still from Spanish TV series Velvet. Photo:
                    Spain might not be internationally known for its small screen action but that could be about to change. 
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                    Ten bizarre Spanish stories that are not April Fools' jokes
                    Screen grab: La Sexta 
                    These stories from Spain might all sound too strange to be true but actually are... 
                    Semana Santa
                    The essential guide to Easter in Spain
                    An Easter procession in Palma de Mallorca. Photo: AFP
                    As Spain gets set to celebrate its biggest religious festival of the year, The Local gives you the lowdown on how to celebrate Semana Santa like a Spaniard.  
                    Recipe: How to make Spain's delicious Easter dish Torrijas
                    Photo: Vincenzo Caico / Flickr
                    This scrumptious calorific treat is traditionally eaten in Spain over Easter.  
                    The ten commandments for expats living in Spain
                    Sometimes you just need to throw yourself into the local culture. Photo: AFP
                    Irish expat Carol Byrne outlines the ten golden rules you will need to follow to be a happy expat in Spain. 
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                    Opinion – Brexit
                    5 practical things Brits abroad can do to keep UK in the EU
                    Photos: Laura Shields and AFP
                    If you're a pro-EU Brit living abroad, there's plenty you can do to keen Britain 'in', explains Laura Shields from the Brits Abroad: Yes to Europe initiative. 
                    Ibiza airport rip off sandwich goes viral
                    The 'premium' sandwich cost €6.05. Photo: Azilef Speers / Facebook
                    Is this the most overpriced and underwhelming sandwich ever? 
                    Four people pulled alive from collapsed building in Tenerife
                    Photo: 112 Canarias/Twitter
                    Latest: Four people have been rescued from the rubble of a collapsed block of flats in Los Cristianos. And five others are feared trapped. 
                    Podemos starts referendum on backing Socialist-led govt
                    Photo: AFP
                    Will Podemos members back a government made up of the Socialists and Ciudadanos? 
                    Spanish siblings reveal secret incestuous romance on TV
                    Dani and Ana revealed their love on Cámbiame. Photo: Telecinco
                    The brother and sister admitted that they were in an incestuous relationship, loved each other and wanted to get married. 
                    From our other editions
                    Chinese continue to appropriate Austrian culture
                    The one and only original, not the copy. Photo: Nick Csakany/Wikimedia/Public Domain
                    Chinese copycats who reproduced a picture-postcard Austrian town are now planning on copying two other Austrian cities, and combining them into one. 
                    Revealed: the richest regions in Switzerland
                    Relaxing on Lake Hallwil in the cash-rich canton of Schwyz. Photo: Swiss Tourism
                    New figures show where the wealthiest inhabitants of Switzerland make their home. 
                    New 'see-through’ five-Euro coin unveiled in Munich
                    Photo: DPA
                    A brand-new five-Euro coin, which has a blue plastic ring in the middle, will make life harder for counterfeiters, the Bavarian finance ministry claims. 
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                    7 things to know about Denmark's ties to Mexico
                    Queen Margrethe greeted Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto upon his arrival in Denmark. Photo: Mathias Løvgreen Bojesen/Scanpix
                    As Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto visits Copenhagen, we look at the countries' connections. 
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                    Bienvenidos a Blighty: Spanish workers flock to UK
                    Spaniards design mattress to catch out love cheats
                    Spanish town fined for staging bizarre 'slippery swine' race
                    Fat man who crushed nativity donkey to death goes free
                    Consulate reveals weirdest requests from Brits abroad
                    Recipe: How to make Spanish albóndigas in tomato sauce
                    First journalist punished over photos under Spain’s gag law
                    'Hug a Brit to stop Brexit' Europeans urged
                    Benidorm's Sticky Vicky, 72, retires from sexy magic show
                    What's on in Spain: April 2016
                    Double amputee told to 'crawl' to Ryanair flight in Spain
                    Barcelona officially declares itself a 'veggie friendly' city 
                    Spain mulls 'no kill bullfights' in nod to animal rights
                    Report: Life in Spain is more miserable than Saudi Arabia
                    The ten commandments for expats living in Spain
                    Analysis & Opinion
                    'Gibraltar is passionately British - that's why we reject Brexit'
                    Recipe: How to make a classic Spanish tortilla de patatas
                    Woman judge asks rape victim if she 'tried closing her legs'
                    This is what happened when Spain restored an ancient castle
                    Why this Spaniard wants Britain to stay in the EU
                    Top Ten: Great books about Spain
                    The insider's guide to the best wine bars in Barcelona
                    Couple arrested in Spain over graveyard 'voodoo' love ritual