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Spanish king praises "rebel literature" of Mexico's Poniatowska

Madrid, Apr 22 (EFE).- Spain's King Juan Carlos praised Elena Poniatowska's "rebel literature" on Tuesday at a gala luncheon a day before he is due to present the Mexican writer with the Cervantes Prize, the highest literary honor in the Spanish-speaking world. Accompanied by Queen Sofia, Crown Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, the monarch was able to appear at the luncheon after a two-year absence due to hip problems.

Spanish king praises "rebel literature" of Mexico's Poniatowska

Madrid, Apr 22 (EFE).- Spain's King Juan Carlos praised Elena Poniatowska's "rebel literature" on Tuesday at a gala luncheon a day before he is due to present the Mexican writer with the Cervantes Prize, the highest literary honor in the Spanish-speaking world. Accompanied by Queen Sofia, Crown Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, the monarch was able to appear at the luncheon after a two-year absence due to hip problems.

Goya paintings go on display at the Met

New York, Apr 22 (EFE).- The four portraits that Spanish artist Francisco de Goya painted of the Count of Altamira's family between 1786 and 1788 will be on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art until Aug. 3. The exhibition reunites two paintings that were already in the Met's possession, that of little Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga, known as the "Red Boy," and the beautiful "Condesa de Altamira and her daughter, Maria Agustina," with another two oils of the family coming from Spain.

Goya paintings go on display at the Met

New York, Apr 22 (EFE).- The four portraits that Spanish artist Francisco de Goya painted of the Count of Altamira's family between 1786 and 1788 will be on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art until Aug. 3. The exhibition reunites two paintings that were already in the Met's possession, that of little Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga, known as the "Red Boy," and the beautiful "Condesa de Altamira and her daughter, Maria Agustina," with another two oils of the family coming from Spain.

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.
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