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Searching for Cervantes in a Spanish convent

By Teresa Larraz Mora MADRID (Reuters) - Historian Fernando Prado says he is not just tilting at windmills in his quest to find the remains of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes, the creator of "Don Quixote". Almost 400 years after Cervantes's death, Prado is set to use ground-penetrating radar to peer into the sub-soil beneath an old convent in the heart of Madrid to look for his remains.

Spain seeks remains of Quixote author Cervantes

Four centuries after his death, Madrid has decided to finance a search for the remains of Spanish Golden Age writer Miguel de Cervantes, author of the emblematic Don Quixote of la Mancha. Cervantes was buried in April 1616 in the church of the red-brick Convent of Trinitarians in central Madrid. The exact site of his final resting place is a mystery, however, the location lost over the centuries during which the convent and church buildings were expanded.

Spain's crown prince: More agreement needed in Ibero-America

Madrid, Mar 4 (EFE).- Spain's Crown Prince Felipe on Tuesday called for an Ibero-American Community that is "ever more consolidated and present in the world" and encouraged the fostering of "closer agreement and cooperation" among the partner countries to face the current "big challenges" in the region.

Agencia EFE marks 75th anniversary in city where it all began

Burgos, Spain, Feb 28 (EFE).- Agencia EFE on Friday celebrated its 75th anniversary in this historic northern Spanish city where it began as a modest local news service. The speaker of the lower house of Spain's Parliament, Jesus Posada, joined Agencia EFE President Jose Antonio Vera to inaugurate the exhibit "Efe, 75 Years of Photos" at Burgos' Casa del Cordon de Burgos. The opening of the exhibit brought together figures from culture, politics, the law, the media and other sectors.

Spanish princess says husband ran joint company

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Feb 20 (EFE).- The younger of Spanish King Juan Carlos' two daughters told a judge she had no role in managing a jointly owned firm that her husband allegedly used to launder embezzled money, media outlets said Thursday, citing court transcripts. "I trusted him, he suggested it to me and I accepted," Princess Cristina said, explaining why she agreed to husband Iñaki Urdangarin's proposal that they create the Aizoon company.

Spanish princess says husband ran joint company

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Feb 20 (EFE).- The younger of Spanish King Juan Carlos' two daughters told a judge she had no role in managing a jointly owned firm that her husband allegedly used to launder embezzled money, media outlets said Thursday, citing court transcripts. "I trusted him, he suggested it to me and I accepted," Princess Cristina said, explaining why she agreed to husband Iñaki Urdangarin's proposal that they create the Aizoon company.

El Greco paintings return to Toledo for anniversary

By Raquel Castillo TOLEDO, Spain (Reuters) - For centuries, Spanish Renaissance painter El Greco was a non-entity. No one studied his startling, unconventional work hanging high in a gothic cathedral, obscure convents and Spanish museums. It wasn't until the 19th century that modern painters rediscovered the artist - born Domenicos Theotocopoulos in Crete then living and painting in Toledo, Spain, from 1577 until his death in 1614. They found inspiration in his bold colors and brush strokes.

El Greco paintings return to Toledo for anniversary

By Raquel Castillo TOLEDO, Spain (Reuters) - For centuries, Spanish Renaissance painter El Greco was a non-entity. No one studied his startling, unconventional work hanging high in a gothic cathedral, obscure convents and Spanish museums. It wasn't until the 19th century that modern painters rediscovered the artist - born Domenicos Theotocopoulos in Crete then living and painting in Toledo, Spain, from 1577 until his death in 1614. They found inspiration in his bold colours and brush strokes.

EFE determined to set standard for Spanish-language journalism

Madrid | EFE - Spain's Crown Prince Felipe was present as Agencia EFE inaugurated its new headquarters in Madrid with a mission to be the "house of journalism in the Spanish language." The transfer to the new offices coincides with the 75th anniversary of EFE: the world's largest Spanish-language news agency and the fourth-biggest overall. Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, toured parts of the new headquarters accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria and EFE President Jose Antonio Vera.

EFE determined to set standard for Spanish-language journalism

Madrid | EFE - Spain's Crown Prince Felipe was present as Agencia EFE inaugurated its new headquarters in Madrid with a mission to be the "house of journalism in the Spanish language." The transfer to the new offices coincides with the 75th anniversary of EFE: the world's largest Spanish-language news agency and the fourth-biggest overall. Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, toured parts of the new headquarters accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria and EFE President Jose Antonio Vera.
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