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Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero

¿Sabes que ya estás consumiendo al 21% de IVA?

Rubén Sánchez | Posted 09.20.2012 | Spain
Rubén Sánchez

Habrá multitud de facturas eléctricas en septiembre en las que habrá que abonar consumos tanto de agosto como de julio con el IVA al 21%. A la luz se le aplica el IVA normal sumado al impuesto sobre la electricidad, lo que en total representa el 27,19% de impuestos.

Artists and Intellectuals Ditch Zapatero

María Hervás and Guilherme Fogaça | Posted 01.18.2012 | World
María Hervás and Guilherme Fogaça

They feel disenchanted with PSOE, the center left-wing party of which Mr. Zapatero is the leader and some of them have decided to vote Izquierda Unida (IU), the main left-wing party.

The Future of Italy

Walter Veltroni | Posted 01.09.2012 | World
Walter Veltroni

One thing is certain: Mr. Berlusconi's parabola of success is near the end, a parabola which has hovered over Italy for years damaging it. His announced resignation is a sign of defeat.

Spain Election Campaign Underway Amid Economic Crisis

AP | By CIARAN GILES | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

MADRID -- Campaigning started Friday for Spain's Nov. 20 general elections with a new poll indicating Spaniards will severely punish the governing Soc...

From 'Too Pink' to Conservative: How Women and Young People Feel Deceived by Spanish President Rodríguez Zapatero

Marie Mertens and Rosa Pascual | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Marie Mertens and Rosa Pascual

In 2004, people celebrated the end of a conservative government. Now, eight years and two socialists' terms later, opinion polls show that women and young people will celebrate the end of a President who they feel betrayed them.

Spain Kicks Off Election Campaign

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

MADRID — Spain's prime minister dissolved Parliament on Monday, setting the stage for a Nov. 20 general election that is likely to focus on an e...

VOTE: Is Spain's Move To Protect Bullfighting Wrong?

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts

Bullfighting in Spain, so fundamental to the country's identity but so vehemently opposed by many of its citizens, won a victory this week with a recl...

Krugman: In 'Rational World,' We'd Deal With Unemployment

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

Unemployment is a terrible scourge across much of the Western world. Almost 14 million Americans are jobless, and millions more are stuck with part-ti...

Spain Protests Rock Nation, Tens Of Thousands Fill The Cities Over Joblessness

Posted 07.21.2011 | World

By Tracy Rucinski and Fiona Ortiz MADRID - Tens of thousands of Spaniards angry over joblessness protested for a sixth day on Friday in cities ...

Embattled Spain Leader's Important Announcement

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 06.02.2011 | World

MADRID — Spain's embattled prime minister announced Saturday he will not seek re-election at general elections in 2012 as his country grapples w...

Thousands March For Spain's Separatist Party

AP | JORGE GARMA | Posted 06.02.2011 | World

BILBAO, Spain — Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Spain's troubled Basque region Saturday, calling for the government to legalize a ne...

PHOTOS: Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero Keeps It Cool

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

There must be something in the agua in Spain to make all of their politicians so stylish. We know you love Princess Letizia, we recently introduced yo...

Spain Is Not Close to Bankruptcy: Amalgamation Should Not Mean Contagion

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

I happened to be in Madrid last week on the day Spain was downgraded. It was portrayed by the media as a catastrophic situation. Now is not the time for over dramatization.

Fitch Cuts Spain's Credit Rating

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — Fitch Ratings cut Spain's credit rating on Friday, saying the government's efforts to reduce debt will weigh on economic growth in comi...

Sarkozy and Merkel Brush Off Obama snub

AP | DEBORAH SEWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel brushed off President Barack Obama's decision not to attend an annu...

Zapatero 'Angry' Over Obama Skipping EU Meeting In Madrid

New York Times | STEVEN ERLANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama has decided not to attend a United States-European Union summit scheduled for Madrid in May, and European Union officials found out ab...

Somali Pirate Claims $3.3M ransom Paid To Free 36 hostages On Spanish Ship

AP | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN and DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — As a Spanish warship looked on, a $3.3 million ransom was delivered by boat Tuesday and Somali pirates freed a Spanish traw...

Portraits Of World Leaders: New Yorker Photographer Platon Photographs 44 (PHOTOS)

New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This past September, when nearly all the world's leaders were in New York for a meeting of the United Nations, Platon, a staff photographer for this m...

Washington Gothic: Zapatero's Daughters Draw Inspiration From DC...See Which Washingtonians Have Gone Goth (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

When Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's daughters Laura, 16, and Alba, 13, were photographed last week, it looked like the teenage ...

Maria Amelia Lopez: "World's Oldest Blogger," 97, Dies In Spain

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Spanish great-grandmother who billed herself as the "world's oldest blogger" and who gained a global following on the Internet, died today at the ag...

Sarkozy Snipes At 'Dim' Spanish PM And 'Weak' Obama

Times Online | Charles Bremner in Paris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The US President is weak, the Spanish leader is dim, the German Chancellor is clinging on to France's coat-tails and the head of the European Commissi...

Jason Linkins

Bill O'Reilly Threatens To Not Travel To Spain Anymore (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Oh, snap, y'all! Fox News' Bill O'Reilly is WARRING, people! And not just with tearful towheaded turf taker Glenn Beck. No, no! O'Reilly has heard...

Biden Pens Op-Ed To Latin America

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Vice President Biden is currently in Chile for the Progressive Governance Summit, where he will meet with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, UK Prim...

Biden Visits Chile For Progressive Governance Summit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden is in Chile to attend a summit of leaders from Latin America and Europe. Biden flew to Chile...

Spain's Zapatero Internet Star After Verbal Slip (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero became a quick internet star yesterday when he accidentally uttered the F word while giving a news conference with Rus...