Top ten unfortunate brand names in Spanish

Top ten unfortunate brand names in Spanish

For this week's The Local List, we have chosen ten global brand names that are unintentionally hilarious for Spanish speakers. Brace yourself.

Holiday in Spain and teach the teacher
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Holiday in Spain and teach the teacher

When was the last time you were truly inspired, had an adventure and stepped out of your comfort zone a little? Volunteer with Diverbo – More Than Pueblo Inglés – and use your English know-how among teachers as a way to discover Spain.

Easyjet forgets 29 passengers in Malaga

Easyjet forgets 29 passengers in Malaga

Twenty-nine passengers watched on in shock on Saturday as an EasyJet flight took off from the southern Spanish city of Malaga without them.

Gibraltar voted ‘6th crappest town in UK’

Gibraltar voted ‘6th crappest town in UK’

The Rock has made it on to the top ten list of Britain’s worst towns as featured in the third edition of the controversial UK book Crap Towns Returns.

Catalan bank lays off third of workforce

Catalan bank lays off third of workforce

Spain's nationalized lender CatalunyaCaixa said on Wednesday it had reached an agreement with unions to slash nearly a third of its workforce under a restructuring demanded by the EU as part of a bailout deal for the country's banks.

Spain’s millionaire club up 13 percent in a year

Spain’s millionaire club up 13 percent in a year

The number of Spanish millionaires grew by almost 50,000, or 13 percent, in the year up to June 2013, a new study by Credit Suisse shows.

Spain okays bullfighting during kids TV time

Spain okays bullfighting during kids TV time

Spain's children will still be able to sit down after school and watch a bullfight on TV after the Spanish Parliament decided on Tuesday it was OK to show such events during children's viewing hours.

VIDEO: Real Madrid snap up Japanese wonderkid

VIDEO: Real Madrid snap up Japanese wonderkid

Nine-year-old Takuhiro Nakai caught the attention of the wealthiest football club in the world thanks to several YouTube videos in which he displays unbelievable skills for someone his age.

Topless protesters shake up Spain’s Parliament

Topless protesters shake up Spain’s Parliament

A group of women belonging to feminist group FEMEN bared their breasts in the Spanish Parliament on Wednesday morning while shouting "abortion is sacred".

IMF revises up Spanish growth forecast

IMF revises up Spanish growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised on Tuesday its 2013 Spain growth forecast, but said recovery remained tepid and that the eurozone bloc was only "crawling out of recession".

Spain starves booming film industry of funding

Spain starves booming film industry of funding

Spain's conservative government defended on Tuesday its sharp cuts to state funding of cinema, saying the financial model for the movie sector needs to be changed.