Scandal-hit former king returns to Spain after 2 years

prosecutors there said they discovered he received $100 million from the Saudi finance ministry in 2008 before he stepped down as king. The investigation also turned up millions more received …

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Council of Europe highlights Spain’s failures in fight against corruption

A new rebuke for Spain in Europe, this time over its weak response in the fight against corruption. The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (Greco) has asserted that the …

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The Guardian

Former king Juan Carlos may return to Spain after inquiries dropped

Spain’s self-exiled former king, Juan Carlos, is thought to be considering a return home after prosecutors shelved three separate investigations into his financial affairs, citing insufficient evidence, the statute of …

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BBC News

Villarejo: The rise and fall of the Spanish state’s secret fixer

Many intrigues and scandals have gripped Spain in recent years, from alleged royal corruption to ministerial dirty tricks against political rivals, yet in all that complexity one character seems to …

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Spain’s former king also investigated for use of illicit credit cards

Juan Carlos already faces procedures in Spain and Switzerland for possible irregular commissions received for railway public contract in Saudi Arabia. Exactly three months after fleeing to the United Arab …

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Human Rights Watch

Former Spanish King Finds New Home in UAE

Juan Carlos I Moves to a Country Where Human Rights Conditions Are Dire After two weeks of official silence and media speculation, the whereabouts of former Spanish king Juan Carlos …

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Foreign Policy

Is Spain’s Royal Family Finished?

On Aug. 3, 82-year-old Juan Carlos I, the king of Spain from 1975 to 2014, announced his decision to leave the country because of “public repercussions that certain past events …

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The Guardian

Former Spanish king faces questions over €6.7bn Saudi rail deal

Spain’s supreme court prosecutor has launched an investigation into the role the country’s former king, Juan Carlos, played in a deal in which a Spanish consortium landed a €6.7bn (£5.9bn) …

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The Telegraph

Former King of Spain Juan Carlos funded private jets from foundation linked to Swiss investigation

New revelations about Juan Carlos’ lavish lifestyle come amid Swiss investigation and looming court battle with ex-lover

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The Politic

Homage to Orwell—The Misinformation Campaign Against Catalonia

On October 1, 2017—the day of the Catalan Independence Referendum—voters across Catalonia took to the polls and cast ballots, proudly practicing their democratic right to self determination. Mobilizing despite the …

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