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Costa Rica men’s football team set to take on former world champs Spain

La Sele faces former World Champion Spain at 2 p.m. today in León, Spain.

Spain finds apparent remains of Quixote writer Cervantes

The forensic anthropologists who say they found the remains of famed writer Miguel de Cervantes used infrared cameras, 3D scanners and ground-penetrating radar to identify spots where remains could be stored underneath the chapel in the Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians in central Madrid.

‘Happy Fashion’ – a famed designer’s way of life

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada sat down with The Tico Times to talk about thriving in a difficult industry, happiness and fashion, and Costa Rican hairstyles.

Drug scanners sit unused as drugs pass through Limón port

After at least two significant cocaine seizures from shipping containers in Europe that originated in Costa Rica during 2014, the government has yet to bring online two X-ray scanners donated six years ago at its Limón port.

National Museum exhibit celebrates 75 years of Spanish photojournalism

To browse this temporary exhibit at the National Museum is to journey through decades. Agencia EFE is a Spanish media company and the fourth-largest wire service in the world. The YouTube generation can’t usurp the power of still pictures, because a good photograph hits you like a hammer.

Argentina seeks extradition from Spain of Franco-era ministers

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An Argentine judge has issued arrest and extradition warrants for two ex-ministers of Francisco Franco's regime and 18 others, invoking "universal jurisdiction" for serious rights abuses. Buenos Aires Judge Maria Servini de Cubria issued the warrants for about 20 Spanish nationals.

In Keylor Navas’ debut, Real Madrid loses 2-1 in friendly with Fiorentina

Costa Rica star keeper Keylor Navas allowed as many goals in his Real Madrid debut as he did during the entire World Cup. But he has teammate Xabi Alonso partially to blame for his team's defensive follies in a 2-1 friendly loss to Italy's Fiorentina on Saturday.

Dutch fans celebrate Netherlands’ spectacular victory at Jazz Café Escazú

Clad in orange and beaming with joy, a crowd of Oranje fans poured out of Jazz Café Escazú to celebrate in the street. They had every reason to party: Against all expectations, the Netherlands national football team trounced Spain 5-1, paving the way for future victory.

Salvadoran fans gather for rare chance to see soccer squad against Spain

Nistelrooy Martínez came prepared Saturday afternoon: a blue jersey, a vuvuzela and, painted on his cheeks, the Salvadoran flag.

Why Juan Carlos had to go

Though technically unrelated, an electoral landslide, a death and an abdication all in the past few months seem together to mark the final end of an era in Spanish politics that began with the death of Francisco Franco in 1975.

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