Ricardo Morales started mining Bolivia’s Cerro Rico when he was 12, and he’s proud of the mountain’s majestic history. “It’s said that the silver taken from here could have built a bridge from the peak to Spain’s palace door,” boasts the raspy-voiced Morales, 52, standing at the entrance to his mine some 14,000 feet above sea level.
Only eight major nations in the world, all Catholic, do not allow divorce.
If there were any climate-change doubters in the wine industry, it seems they are now as rare as a 1921 Chteau d’Yquem.
It has been four decades since Pilar Maroto lost her newborn son, but tears still fill her eyes when she speaks of him. She perfectly remembers the moments after his birth in April 1972, when she heard his first cry and then, later, the sudden, devastating news that her little boy had died.
A Spanish soldier was killed and five others were wounded on Wednesday when their patrol vehicle struck a hidden bomb in western Afghanistan, Spain’s Defense Ministry said in a statement.
A Spanish judge Tuesday ordered an Argentine pilot to be kept in prison in Madrid, Spain, until a decision is made about whether he should be extradited to his home country on charges that he participated in “death flights.” Former Argentine Navy Lt.
The battle to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games appears to be heating up between Chicago, Illinois, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, two sources close to the process said Thursday. The revelation came after a day of furious behind-the-scenes lobbying of International Olympic Committee members by American first lady Michelle Obama and famed talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who both hail from Chicago
World-record signing Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his debut as Real Madrid kicked off the Spanish football season with a shaky 3-2 victory at home to Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday night.
Holders Barcelona will face Inter Milan, pitting Samuel Eto’o and Zlatan Ibrahimovic against their former clubs, after the draw for the Champions League group stage was made in Monaco on Thursday.
Up to 50,000 revelers descended on the small Spanish town of Bunol near Valencia Wednesday, collectively throwing, squishing, and pummeling 100 metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes in what has grown to be the world’s biggest annual food fight. The Tomatina festival began in 1945, but there is no official explanation of how it started.