Spain

Spain's Alma de África soccer team is like 'family' for immigrant players

Four years ago, Alejandro Benítez, a former professional soccer player, decided to help a group of immigrant friends who played pickup soccer in an open field. He had the idea of creating a professional team that would work as an experiment for migrant integration. That’s how Alma de África, “soul of Africa,” was born.

Sexuality

Prostitution takes center stage as Spanish feminists rally to eliminate violence against women

Tens of thousands of people dressed in purple, the color traditionally associated with the women’s liberation movement, marched through the streets of major cities from Barcelona and Madrid to Seville and Toledo to mark the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Similar protests took place around the world, from Japan to Turkey to Rwanda.

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Global Politics

Europe's take on US campaign

Americans are still marveling at the idea that a black man or a white woman will be the Democratic nominee for president, but as The World's Gerry Hadden reports Europeans say it's no big deal.

Horse abuse in Spain

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on an animal rights scandal in Spain, which features footage of Spanish horses suffering from abusive treatment on their way to slaughter in Italy.

Environment

EU's unintended victims: vultures

Europe issued a ban on leaving dead livestock in the fields to prevent the spread of mad cow and related diseases, but that measure has caused some unintended problems for Spain's vultures: they're starving,

Environment

Spain reclaims its beaches

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that Spain's government is starting to enforce a law aimed at protecting the country's coastline, and it's now demolishing structures built illegally on the country's beaches, even though that's upsetting many homeowners.

High seas piracy on the rise

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that piracy on the high seas is on the rise, and European leaders are calling for a permanent international force to patrol trouble spots.

Cocaine floods Europe

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that a weak US dollar is encouraging cocaine smugglers to send more of the drug to Europe, where the illegal profits are measured in euros.