nombre masculino/masculine noun
- 1 1.1 (robo) holdup, robbery el asalto del banco the bank raid o robbery o holdup un asalto a mano armada an armed robbery o/or raid ¡esto es un asalto! this is a holdup! 1.2 (ataque) attack, assault, storming el asalto a or de la embajada/fortaleza the storming of the embassy/fortress, the attack o/or assault on the embassy/fortress lo tomaron por asalto they took it by storm
- 3 3.1 (fiesta) (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) potluck party o/or dinner (inglés norteamericano/American English) party ([ where guests bring food and drink ]) 3.2 (América Central/Central America) (fiesta sorpresa) surprise party
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Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.