Category Archives: Spain News

Alicia Fernandez Romero,16, Died Playing Basketball In Southern Spain

Reblogged By: De De Tillman

Posted: Saturday November 15, 2014 @6:38 p.m PST


A 16-year-old girl has died of a heart attack while playing a basketball game in southern Spain, according to her club.

Benidorm basketball club says Alicia Fernandez Romero died from “sudden death syndrome” during a game on Friday.


Santiago de Compostela, Spain Worst Rail Disaster People Killed

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Source: Yahoo News

Posted: Wednesday July 24, 2013 @3:45 p.m PST



SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (Reuters) – At least 35 people were killed and 50 injured when a train derailed on the outskirts of the northern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday in one of the country’s worst rail disasters.

Bodies covered in blankets lay next to carriages as smoke billowed from the wreckage a few hundred meters away from the entrance to the city’s main station.



10-Year Girl Gives Birth In Spain (Shocking Story)

Source: Latino Fox News

Posted: Wednesday February 1, 2012 @ 11:05 p.m. PST

Topic: 10-year old Gives Birth In Spain

10-Year-Old Gives Birth, Causing  Alarm

By Carolyn Salazar &  Jessica Ryen  Doyle

Published November 04, 2010

| Fox News Latino

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    Nov. 4: Authorities are questioning the health A 10-year-old girl  who gave birth in Spain last week.

Authorities are examining the health a 10-year-old  girl who gave birth in Spain last week.

Social workers inspected the home of the girl, who  is Romanian, to determine whether her baby is properly cared for, officials  said. They would not say what they found, but the town’s mayor called the home “modest.”

The case has shocked Spaniards and created an  international sensation – news of the birth went viral on the Internet. But  medical professionals have expressed concerns over the young mother’s health,  especially since it’s unclear whether she received any medical attention the  last few months of her pregnancy.

“A very comprehensive approach to her care needs to  be instituted early in her pregnancy,” said Dr. Manny Alvarez, a gynecologist  who is managing editor of

The girl’s age places her at significant risk, he  said. Officials say she had not seen a doctor before showing up at a hospital  last week.

“This is a very high-risk pregnancy because the  anatomy of a 10-year-old is not mature,” Alvarez said. “They are at higher risk  of hypertension and pelvic trauma and tend to end up having caesarean deliveries  because their vaginal anatomy is so immature.”

Leading daily El Pais and other Spanish news media  said prosecutors had announced they would investigate whether the parents might  be guilty of any negligence if the 10-year-old child was not registered for  school or had not received sufficient pre-natal care.

The girl’s mother told reporters earlier this week  that she’s delighted to have a new granddaughter and doesn’t understand the fuss  the birth has caused. She said the baby’s father is a 13-year-old boy who is  still in Romania.

She also said since they are Romanian Gypsies, or  Roma, it is their custom to marry very young. Arranged “marriages” for girls  reaching puberty are relatively common among Roma, who make up about 1.5 million  of Romania’s 22 million people. Those marriages are not recognized by the state,  which requires girls to be 16 and have parental consent before they can  marry.

Dr. Abdulla Al-Khan, a leading high-risk  obstetrician, said this case was not about teen pregnancy, it’s about a pre-teen  whose body is not yet built to carry a child.

“Her chest is not extensively developed for breast  tissue, her bones aren’t quite fused, and once you expose a child this young to  high amounts of progesterone and especially estrogen, there is (a possibility)  that it could halt her growth,” Al-khan said.

There are also psychological issues associated with  pre-teen pregnancy because a 10-year-old cannot be mentally ready to give birth,  Al-Khan said.

“This is heart-wrenching because you have a kid  whose mental capacities can’t possibly wrap themselves around what it means to  be a mother,” agreed Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and Fox News contributor.  “There are so many psychological minefields in store for her. Feelings of guilt,  feelings of wanting to nurture another human being, and yet this is all very,  very complex and intense when she looks to her own family to essentially  support, and if you will, father her child.”

The youngest documented case of a child pregnancy  was in 1939 in Lima, Peru, Al-Khan said. Lina Medina was six years old when she  became pregnant and gave birth to a baby.

The Associated Press contributed to this  report

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