Joan Roca (foreground), head chef at El Celler de Can Roca, a top-rated restaurant in northeast Spain. Here Roca conducts a cooking demonstration at Westminster Kingsway College, in London. Courtesy of Jamie Smith/BBVA hide caption

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The Roca Brothers, Famous For Fusing Food And Tech, Hit The Road

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The farm's green rolling hills are covered with olive, oak, fruit and nut trees, which provide ample food for migrating geese. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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This Spanish Farm Makes Foie Gras Without Force-Feeding

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British expats compete in lawn bowling at La Siesta Bowls Club, on Spain's Mediterranean coast. Hundreds of thousands of Britons, many of them sun-seeking retirees, live in Spain. In general, Britons living elsewhere in Europe want their country to remain in the European Union. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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U.K. Expats In Spain Nervously Watch Brexit Balloting

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The Rock of Gibraltar, as seen from the Spanish town of La Linea de la Concepcion, at Spain's southern tip. Gibraltar has been British territory for 301 years, but many Spaniards want it back. Fresh squabbles over fishing rights cropped up recently. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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For Tiny Gibraltar, There's A Lot At Stake In The 'Brexit' Vote

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A judge watches contestants sleep during the Siesta Championship in Madrid in 2010. Prime Minster Mariano Rajoy said it's time to end the afternoon break. Many Spaniards call it an outdated stereotype and have been annoyed with the way the foreign media has reported it. Paul White/AP hide caption

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Spain Debates: Is It Time To Scrap The Siesta?

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Alejandro Gonzalez Raga and his wife, Bertha Bueno Fuentes, visit the U.N. Council of Human Rights in Geneva in 2013. After Gonzalez was imprisoned in Cuba for five years, the Catholic Church and Spanish government helped negotiate his release, into exile in Spain. His wife and children were allowed to accompany him, and the family currently has refugee status in Spain. Courtesy of Alejandro Gonzalez Raga hide caption

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Pressing For Change In Cuba, From Exile In Spain

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Rita Bosaho, shown here in January, is the first black member elected to Spain's parliament. Born in Equatorial Guinea and raised in a foster family in Spain, she trained as a nurse before entering politics two years ago. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Spain's First Black Member Of Parliament And The 'New Politics'

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Ascensión Mendieta, 90, visits the mass grave where her father, Timoteo Mendieta, was buried in 1939. She saw him for the last time when she was 13. Two years ago, she became the plaintiff in a case to allow Spain's mass graves to be exhumed. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Finding A Long-Lost Father As Spain Exhumes Decades-Old Mass Graves

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Bankia's new repayment plan is geared toward thousands of small investors who were persuaded to convert their savings accounts into bank shares. Screengrab of Bankia video by NPR hide caption

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Podemos Party leader Pablo Iglesias (right) seen here with Spain's Socialist Party leader Pedro Sanchez, has asked for a referendum on Catalan independence as their two parties negotiate forming a new government. Francisco Seco/AP hide caption

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The Almudaina Palace (left) is one of two royal palaces on Spain's Mallorca island. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Spain's Playground For The Wealthy Becomes Corruption Scandal Epicenter

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Osama Abdul Mohsen holds his son Zaid as they arrive at the Barcelona train station on Sept. 16, 2015. Manu Fernandez/AP hide caption

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After The Trip Seen 'Round The World, Syrian Refugee Builds A New Life

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Spain's Princess Cristina and husband, Inaki Urdangarin (right), leave a makeshift courtroom on Monday, the first day of a corruption trial. She is accused of tax fraud and is the first member of Spain's royal family to face criminal charges. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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Spain's Princess Goes On Trial

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Spanish hams hang from the ceiling at Museo del Jamón, a ham bar in downtown Madrid. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Spaniards Snap Up Holiday Hams, Even After Cancer Warning

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