Spain's government has implemented a Google Tax on Google News and Google on Dec 16th will be shutting down its news.google.es site.
Media like the Washington Post cover the news of Google News shutting down.
Out of curiosity I looked up what % of the spanish speaking population is in Spain. 11%. Mexico has over twice the spanish speaking population than Spain and could take up the slack of Spanish news that disappears from Google News. Columbia and Argentina are close to Spain.
So it is quite possible that Spain disappearing from Google News will be something that will be a non event to most and the biggest impact is in Spain. Seems like it would be easy for Spain users who want to still use Google News in Spanish to switch from news.google.es to something like Mexico http://news.google.com.mx/