Tag: spanish

Meet Ambar, the Show-Stealing Andalusian Horse With Pearl-White Hair and Golden Mane

With perlino hair and a golden mane that glistens like amber in the sun, the pureblood Andalusian horse named Ámbar is the apple of his owner’s eye. The photogenic stallion is also a sought-after photo subject, and an ambassador for his owner’s riding school—a haven in southern Spain where horse lovers can learn to ride…


Valencia’s Proper Paella: It’s Not Just ‘Rice and Stuff’

I love when people take certain foods so seriously that a dish rises above just a recipe and becomes a sacramental meal, a ceremonial preparation that needs to be blessed by congregants and celebrated in a particular way. Such is the case with paella. On a recent trip to Valencia, Spain, I had a chance…


Spanish Fishing Boat Sinks Off Canada; 4 Dead, 15 Missing

MADRID—A Spanish fishing boat sank Tuesday off Newfoundland, in eastern Canada, killing at least four people, Spain’s maritime rescue service said. Three crew members were rescued and 15 others were missing. Search operations were ongoing to locate other members of the 22-strong crew of the sunken vessel, Spanish government spokeswoman Isabel Rodríguez said, adding that…


Spanish Police Break up Chinese Prostitution Ring After Tip

MADRID—Spanish police have broken up a human trafficking ring that forced Chinese women into prostitution in Spain. The gang approached the women in China and promised them well-paying jobs in Europe, Police Commissioner Carlos Rio-Miranda Iglesias said Tuesday. Each woman paid the gang between 8,000 and 10,000 euros ($9,100–$11,400). After being flown to Spain, however,…


Spanish PM Calls for Debate on Treating COVID-19 as Endemic

MADRID—Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says that amid falling lethality rates for COVID-19, Spain wants European officials to consider whether to move away from the detailed tracking that the pandemic has required until now to a flu-like monitoring system. The change would mean treating COVID-19 as an “endemic illness” rather than a pandemic, Sánchez said…


Paella Is Perfect for a Family Dinner on a Cold Day

This is such a fabulous family dish. It can stay warm for up to 45 minutes after cooking. The paella becomes the center of the table and offers lots of conversation. This is also seriously simple to make, since it bakes in the oven and doesn’t require the traditional rotating of the pan on top…


Que? Dogs’ Brains Can Tell Spanish From Hungarian, Study Finds

BUDAPEST—Dogs can distinguish between languages, researchers in Hungary found, after playing excerpts from the story “The Little Prince” in Spanish and Hungarian to a group of 18 canines and examining how their brains reacted. The study was led by Laura V. Cuaya at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, who moved to the city from Mexico…


Dogs’ Brains Can Tell Spanish From Hungarian, Study Finds

BUDAPEST—Dogs can distinguish between languages, researchers in Hungary found, after playing excerpts from the story “The Little Prince” in Spanish and Hungarian to a group of 18 canines and examining how their brains reacted. The study was led by Laura V. Cuaya at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, who moved to the city from Mexico…


After 3 Tense Months, Spanish Volcano Eruption May Be Over

MADRID—Residents on the Spanish island of La Palma dared to hope Wednesday that a volcanic eruption is over after almost three months of unnerving daily explosions, earthquakes, rivers of molten rock, and a huge ash plume containing toxic gases. The Cumbre Vieja volcano in the Canary Islands off northwest Africa fell silent on Monday evening,…


Ash From Erupting Volcano Forces Spanish Islanders Indoors

SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA, Canary Islands—Authorities on the Spanish island of La Palma are telling people who live near an erupting volcano to stay indoors because of a heavy fall of ash that has forced the cancellation of flights and school classes. The Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma, which is part of Spain’s…