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Catalan Socialist leader calls on king to abdicate

Catalan Socialist leader calls on king to abdicate

Pere Navarro shocks many by announcing need for “a new era”.

February 25th, 2013 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

King Juan Carlos

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From a blundering elephant-hunting trip in Botswana to his son-in-law’s embezzlement scandal, King Juan Carlos has had a turbulent 2012.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Iberians 2012 | Read More »

Spain’s true crisis isn’t economic, it’s institutional

The Spanish Bull's bones.

The ongoing economic slump has helped erode the credibility of Spain’s banks, politicians, judiciary and royalty. The much-vaunted Transition to democracy needs to be updated.

June 29th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

What now for Spain’s monarchy?

All smiles, but the Spanish Royal Family's problems have been piling up lately.

King Juan Carlos has apologised for hunting in Botswana while the Spanish economy was in crisis, but doubts still hang over his role and that of his family.

April 24th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

King’s big-game fall comes at just the wrong time

King Juan Carlos  poses for the camera in Botswana in 2006. Photo: rannsafaris.com

Spain’s royal family was already having enough difficulties before King Juan Carlos hurt himself while on holiday shooting elephants.

April 15th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

King Juan Carlos

King Juan Carlos

The boyish grin, the Bourbon nose, the endless joshing: even if he wasn’t the king of Spain, you could spot Juan Carlos a mile off. But despite the down-to-earth bonhomie, he has a livelier CV than most living monarchs. Juan Carlos accidentally shot his brother dead with a hunting gun as a child. He then […]

March 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Famous People | Read More »

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