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  • Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine Debut Ticket in Battleground of Florida
    Mrs. Clinton appeared with Mr. Kaine in Miami, who peppered his remarks with Spanish in a bid to woo Hispanic voters in the swing state of Florida.
    Amy Chozick and Alan Rappeport.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:42:04 GMT.
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  • Chris Froome Is Poised to Win Tour de France With Commanding Lead
    Despite a crash the day before, Chris Froome all but wrapped up the 2016 title as Jon Izagirre of Spain won the 20th and penultimate stage.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:24:22 GMT.
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  • Zara accused of ripping off independent artists, shoppers call for boycott
    More than a dozen designers, including two Canadian companies, are alleging Spain-based retailer Zara stole their designs.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:54:46 EDT.
  • 'I am Carles Puyol'
    Former Barcelona star Carles Puyol strikes a nerve among Catalans by saying he's Spanish in a TV advert.
    BBC News.  Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:05:22 GMT.
  • Africa: Wonder Kid Renato Sanches Breaks World Record
    [SAFA] There have been many great success stories to come out of the first two years of the Durban Under-19 International Football Tournament, but none more so than new Portugal rising star Renato Sanches. ...
    All Africa.  Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:32:16 GMT.
  • Spanish Parliament Begins Attempt to Elect New Government
    Deputies elected in Spain's second inconclusive elections last month are taking their seats and starting procedures to try to elect a prime minister and avoid another round of elections. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:16:23 -0400.
  • Gareth Bale: Wales forward nominated for best player in Europe award
    Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale is named on the shortlist for the Uefa Best Player in Europe award.
    BBC News.  Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:51:57 GMT.
  • See Spain's Running Of The Bulls In A Whole New Way
    Meet an entrepreneurial woman who has launched a company that will teach you how to run with the bulls (if you dare) during the Pamplona's San Fernin festival and see another side of this rich city. From Forbes contributor Laura Begley Bloom.
    By Laura Begley Bloom.  Forbes.  Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:44:30 GMT.
  • Spain: American Gored in Next-to-Last San Fermin Bull Run
    An American was gored and five other runners were injured Wednesday in the next-to-last running of the bulls at Pamplona's San Fermin festival, officials said. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:15:28 -0400.
  • Spied! Next Porsche Cayenne Goes Hot Weather Testing in Spain
    Our spy photographers recently caught the third-generation Porsche Cayenne testing on idyllic roads in Spain. Despite some camouflage, we can see the Cayenne doesn’t stray too far from its roots. ...
    Kelly Pleskot.  Motor Trend.  Mon, 11 Jul 2016 20:30:22 +0000.
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Facts About Iberian Peninsula States

The Iberian States include Spain, Portugal, and Andorra.  They are located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe.  For more news and information about each of the Iberian Peninsula countries, visit the official goverment websites listed below.

The Kingdom of Spain's capital city is Madrid, and its currency is the Euro.  Spanish is the official language of Spain, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 40,448,000.

The Portuguese Republic's capital city is Lisbon, and its currency is the Euro.  Portuguese is the official language of Portugal, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 10,643,000.

The Principality of Andorra's capital city is Andorra la Vella, and its currency is the Euro.  Catalan, French, and Spanish are the primary languages spoken in Andorra, and in 2007, the principality's estimated population was 72,000.

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