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    Spain's scandal-hit former king has fled to Abu Dhabi with his long-time lover, a royal expert has claimed.    The controversial Juan Carlos, 82, is believed to be with his 'most faithful friend for the past 40 years' in a £10,000-a-night presidential suite in Abu Dhabi.  Royal expert and author Pilar Eyre says the ex-king and his wife Sofia have not shared a bedroom since she caught him with another woman on a 1976 hunting trip and she is thought to be with family in Mallorca.  The lothario's female companion has given up a summer cruise to join him in his Middle East hideaway following his shock decision to quit Spain earlier this month, Eyre claimed.  She wrote in glossy Spanish...
    The Spanish royal family put on a brave face - and masks - during an outing in Palma de Mallorca today.  King Felipe VI, 52, Queen Letizia, 47 and their two daughters, Crown Princess Leonor, 14 and Infanta Sofia, 13, kicked off their traditional family holidays in Mallorca this week.  However, the quiet family time off was rocked by a shock announcement last week, when King Juan Carlos, who abdicated in 2014, announced he was to leave Spain amid an ongoing corruption scandal.  But the royals put on a display of togetherness as they visited the Naum Youth Centre in Palma earlier today to meet with local teenagers. King Felipe VI, 52, Queen Letizia, 47 and their two daughters,...
    Queen Letizia showed off her summer style as she visited the birthplace of XVIII century Spanish priest and friar of Franciscan Order, Junipero Serra in Petra, Mallorca. The Spanish royal, who was accompanied by King Felipe VI and their daughters Crown Princess Leonor, 14, and Infanta Sofia, 13, appeared in good spirits as they continued their summer break in the Balearic Islands.  The holiday is the family's first public appearance since former King Juan Carlos announced he was leaving Spain amid the ongoing corruption scandal.  Sayn-Wittgenstein has been placed under investigation in relation to audio recordings of a meeting between herself and retired Spanish police commissioner José Manuel Villarejo at her home in 2015. The 82-year-old revealed on Monday that he had decided...
    Nota del editor: Pedro Brieger es un periodista y sociólogo argentino, autor de varios libros sobre temas internacionales y colaborador en publicaciones de diferentes países. Es profesor de Sociología en la Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). Director de Nodal, un portal dedicado a las noticias de América Latina y el Caribe. Es columnista de TV en el canal argentino C5N y en el programa «En la frontera», de PúblicoTV (España) y en programas de las estaciones argentinas Radio10, La Red, La Tribu y LT9-Santa Fe. A lo largo de su trayectoria, Brieger ha ganado importantes premios por su labor informativa en radio y televisión argentinas. Su cuenta en Twitter es @PedroBriegerOk. Las opiniones expresadas en esta columna pertenecen exclusivamente al autor. Ver más artículos de opinión en CNNe.com/opinion. (CNN Español) —...
    Nota del editor: David Bittan Obadia es abogado, escritor, analista de temas políticos e internacionales, columnista en el diario El Universal de Venezuela y colaborador en otros medios de comunicación. Como conferencista ha participado en el Congreso Judío Mundial, participó en el American Jewish Committee y es expresidente de la comunidad judía de Venezuela. Su cuenta de Twitter es @davidbittano. Las opiniones expresadas en este comentario son exclusivamente del autor. Lee más artículos como este en cnne.com/opinión. (CNN Español) — El rey emérito Juan Carlos I dirigió esta semana una correspondencia a su hijo, Felipe VI, rey de España, en la cual le expresa su deseo de cesar en el desarrollo de sus actividades habituales, para trasladarse temporalmente fuera del...
    THE former Queen Sofia is the wife of ex-King Juan Carlos, who has just gone into exile after accusations of corruption while she remains in the country. Here's everything you need to know about and her, her controversial husband and their net worth. 4Spanish King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia visit Ceuta in 2007Credit: AFP or licensors Who is King Juan Carlos? Juan Carlos is the former king of Spain, having abdicated in 2014 so his son Felipe could take over. He ruled from 1975 to 2014, having taken over from General Franco after he died. He is widely seen as the reformer who helped Spain step far away from his predecessor's nationalist dictatorship but his...
    Spain's former king Juan Carlos was banished from the country by his son - the reigning King Felipe VI - amid the latter's corruption scandal, sources claim. The 82-year-old revealed on Monday that he had decided to leave Spain to help his son, the current King Felipe VI, 'exercise his responsibilities'.  But sources claimed it was King Felipe who cast his father out to save his family from 'certain happenings' relating to Juan Carlos's relationship with his German mistress Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein - with some fearing he might not come back.  Sayn-Wittgenstein has been placed under investigation in relation to audio recordings of a meeting between herself and retired Spanish police commissioner José Manuel Villarejo at her London home in 2015. ...
    By Graham Keeley BARCELONA (Reuters) - Nearly two-thirds of Spaniards believe former King Juan Carlos, who left the country this week amid a financial scandal, should not have gone abroad, according to an opinion poll published on Sunday. Juan Carlos, who abdicated in 2014 in favour of his son Felipe, abruptly announced his decision to leave on Monday but there has been no official confirmation of where he went, setting off an international guessing game. The poll by SigmaDos for the conservative newspaper El Mundo found 63.3% of those questioned felt it was a bad idea for the 82-year-old ex-monarch to have left, while 27.2% agreed with his departure. Some 80.3% said they thought Juan Carlos should face any potential...
    News The former politician from Madrid attended Toi Moreno in the Telecinco program Esperanza Aguirre, during her intervention in the Viva la vida program. Esperanza Aguirre attended Toi Moreno in the program ‘Viva la vida’ of Telecinco, who interviewed her to find out her opinion on the departure from Spain of the King Emeritus Juan Carlos I, who everything indicates that he is in the United Arab Emirates after he was initially located in the Dominican Republic or in Portugal. The former Minister of Education and Culture and President of the Senate with Jos Mara Aznar He made a fiery defense of the former Head of State, who is in the trigger for the collection of commissions during...
    Queen Letizia and King Felipe VI of Spain have been spotted for the first time since runaway former King Juan Carlos caused shockwaves around the country on Monday by announcing he was leaving his homeland. The Spanish royals, who were joined by daughters Crown Princess Leonor, 14, and Infanta Sofia, 13, waved from a car upon their arrival at the Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands on Saturday. It comes after Juan Carlos, whose eldest son Felipe VI became King of Spain in 2014 following the long-standing monarch's abdication, departed Spain after Swiss prosecutors opened an investigation into bank accounts allegedly held by Juan Carlos in tax havens.  The family appeared to put safety first as they donned protective...
    Last week Spain’s former king abruptly left the country where he is at the center of investigations into alleged bribery and money laundering. The news, delivered by Juan Carlos, 82, in a personal letter to his son King Felipe VI, seemed to send shock waves throughout Spain when it was posted on the palace’s website on Monday. But Amadeo Martinez Ingles, 84, was not surprised. The retired republican colonel has been Juan Carlos’ nemesis for more than four decades. He was expelled from the military for publicly voicing his opinions about the government in 1990, and was more recently fined several thousand euros by a Spanish court for “insults against the crown.” But he seems unfazed. In an opinion article...
    By Elena Rodriguez and Nathan Allen MADRID (Reuters) - Frustrated Spaniards are demanding to know the whereabouts of former king Juan Carlos after he abruptly left the country amid a cloud of scandal. With no word from officials on where he is, the 82-year old's dramatic exit, announced on Monday, has triggered an international guessing game, but also anger at home at the mystery. "They should come clean, they should say where he is," said Jorge Llubero, an 18-year-old student in Madrid. "There shouldn't be so much secrecy." Spanish media have reported the ex-king, who abdicated in favour of his son Felipe in 2014, may have left the country as early as Sunday. Some say he is now in the...
    (CNN Español) — El Tribunal Supremo de España rechazó este miércoles tomar medidas cautelares contra el rey emérito Juan Carlos I, quien abandonó el país el lunes en medio de una investigación por presuntas irregularidades financieras. Los magistrados responden así a la petición presentada el martes por la asociación cultural catalana e independentista Omnium Cultural, que había pedido adoptar medidas cautelares para garantizar que el padre del rey Felipe VI rinda cuentas en caso de que le abran una causa judicial. “Nuestro sistema procesal no contempla la adopción de medidas cautelares respecto a quien no tiene la condición de investigado”, reza el dictamen del alto tribunal dado a conocer este miércoles. Tras anunciar su salida del país, el representante legal...
    Former king Juan Carlos's sudden exit is only temporary, he told friends from aboard a jet carrying him away from Spain, La Vanguardia newspaper reported on Wednesday, as confusion mounted over the ex-monarch's plans. 'I'm not on holiday and I'm not abandoning Spain. This is just a parenthesis,' he said in a message to friends, according to the newspaper. Dogged by allegations of corruption, Juan Carlos decided to leave Spain to prevent his personal affairs from overshadowing his son King Felipe's reign, the royal palace said on Monday, stunning Spaniards. But, with no official confirmation of the 82-year-old's whereabouts, speculation remains rife. El Pais, also reporting that the former king told friends his departure would be temporary, added: 'Others, in...
    ABC Updated: 08/04/2020 16: 01h Save King Juan Carlos He is already in the Dominican Republic after the statement that was released this Monday announcing his departure from the country to facilitate the reign of his son Felipe VI after the commotion surrounding the accusations made by his examiner Corinna Larsen. After making a stop in Sanxenxo (Pontevedra) and traveling by car to Porto, he took a flight to Santo Domingo, as ABC revealed, to probably meet his friend Pepe Fanjul, son of Alfonso Fanjul and Lillian Rosa Gómez-Mena,and his wife, Emilia. Pepe Fanjul and Don Juan Carlos Their friendship story goes back decades since the sister of Pepe Fanjul’s grandmother, Edelmira Sampedro, was married to Alfonso Borbón y...
    MADRID (Reuters) - Former king Juan Carlos's sudden exit is only temporary, he told friends from aboard a jet carrying him away from Spain, La Vanguardia newspaper reported on Wednesday, as confusion mounted over the ex-monarch's plans. "I'm not on holiday and I'm not abandoning Spain. This is just a parenthesis," he said in a message to friends, according to the newspaper. Dogged by allegations of corruption, Juan Carlos decided to leave Spain to prevent his personal affairs from overshadowing his son King Felipe's reign, the royal palace said on Monday, stunning Spaniards. But, with no official confirmation of the 82-year-old's whereabouts, speculation remains rife. El Pais, also reporting that the former king told friends his departure would be temporary,...
    Movies and TV “Come on, if the former King goes to a Republic …”, he wrote on his Twitter account Jordi flew. The sixth There have been many people, both anonymous and famous, who have expressed their opinion on different social networks about the decision of the emperor king Juan Carlos I to leave Spain by the scandals that the media have reported in recent months. Among all, the reflections of two television presenters that never leave anyone indifferent stand out, and that this time they have not done so either by posting two messages on Twitter that have had a wide repercussion. Is about Jordi vole and Risto Mejide. With just eleven words, the journalist from La Sexta...
    Madrid Updated: 08/04/2020 13: 29h Save The abandonment of Spain by King Don Juan Carlos, who is already in the Dominican Republic, as ABC has announced, has not only caused a great impact in our country but throughout the world. In Zarzuela’s statement on Monday, he described his decision to “move to live” outside our country as “meditated” before the public repercussion of “certain past events” of his private life in order to preserve the institution. The monarch’s decision, amid the information published in recent weeks about his alleged hidden business in Switzerland, has been reviewed by the main media in the world, who highlighted the news on their digital covers. Many, especially the French, rate their “exile”...
    Impression copyright Reuters Image caption Juan Carlos is below investigation in Spain, as very well as in Switzerland There is intense speculation in the Spanish media about the whereabouts of embattled ex-King Juan Carlos, right after his shock announcement on Monday that he was leaving the place. The 82-yr-aged, who is the topic of a corruption probe, introduced the transfer in a letter on the royal internet site. It gave no particulars about his vacation spot, but some stories recommend he has long gone to the Dominican Republic. Nevertheless, officers there said they had no data that he was coming. A spokeswoman for the Caribbean nation’s immigration assistance reported he experienced not entered the nation, in...
    An old shooting chum of King Juan Carlos once revealed how Spain’s dashing monarch liked to arrive at his country’s great partridge estates equipped with no fewer than three matching shotguns and a mattress. When birds began to whistle overhead, he would empty both barrels of each gun, before throwing it onto the mattress placed at his feet. A team of at least three manservants would then form a sort of human chain, gathering the 12 bores, reloading, and placing them into his outstretched arm. This unorthodox system allowed Juan Carlos, who in his younger days was an excellent marksman, to shoot at least six partridges from each passing group, without once having to pause or remove his eye from...
    Disgraced former King Juan Carlos of Spain fled the nation to cover out within the Dominican Republic with a rich household there, studies stated Tuesday. The ex-monarch — battling allegations of bribe-taking and associated suspicious off-shore accounts, to not point out lingering public resentment over a number of rumored extramarital affairs — disappeared as a letter he wrote to his son, King Felipe VI, surfaced Monday. “Guided by the conviction to carry out the most effective service to the Spanish folks, their establishments and also you as King, I’m speaking my considerate determination to maneuver, right now, outdoors of Spain,” Juan Carlos, 82, wrote within the missive, which was posted on the royal household’s Website. The previous king left...
    Disgraced former King Juan Carlos of Spain fled the country to hide out in the Dominican Republic with a wealthy family there, reports said Tuesday. The ex-monarch — battling allegations of bribe-taking and related suspicious off-shore accounts, not to mention lingering public resentment over several rumored extramarital affairs — disappeared as a letter he wrote to his son, King Felipe VI, surfaced Monday. “Guided by the conviction to perform the best service to the Spanish people, their institutions and you as King, I am communicating my thoughtful decision to move, at this time, outside of Spain,” Juan Carlos, 82, wrote in the missive, which was posted on the royal family’s Web site. The former king left the palace Sunday, drove...
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's former king Juan Carlos has expressed the desire to come back to Spain soon, public broadcaster RTVE reported on Tuesday citing sources close to him. The royal palace announced on Monday that Juan Carlos, who abdicated in 2014 in favour of his son, was leaving the country so that his personal affairs related to allegations of bribes relating to a high-speed rail contract would not overshadow King Felipe's reign. El Mundo newspaper cited its sources as saying the ex-king could return in September. (Reporting by Ingrid Melander) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    MADRID (Reuters) - Former king Juan Carlos has decided to leave Spain to help shield the monarchy from corruption allegations against him. Local media have reported that he has left for the Dominican Republic, though official sources have not confirmed this. Prosecutors in Geneva and Madrid are looking into offshore accounts and possible bribes, though Juan Carlos is not formally under investigation in either country. His lawyer said on Monday Juan Carlos would "remain at the disposal of the prosecutors' office". The ex-king has declined to comment on the corruption allegations. His sudden exit has left Spanish politicians and voters divided. Here are some reactions: CATALAN LEADER QUIM TORRA IN A PRESS CONFERENCE "I denounce the flight of Juan Carlos...
    MADRID (AP) — Speculation over the whereabouts of former monarch Juan Carlos gripped Spain on Tuesday, a day after he announced he was leaving the country for an unspecified destination amid a growing financial scandal. In a letter published on the royal family’s website on Monday, Juan Carlos told his son King Felipe VI he was moving outside Spain due to the “public repercussions of certain episodes of my past private life.” Juan Carlos is the target of official investigations in Spain and Switzerland, which are looking into possible financial wrongdoing. Juan Carlos's bombshell announcement took most Spaniards by surprise. Neither the royal family nor the government disclosed where he was going. Daily newspaper ABC reported Tuesday that Juan Carlos...
    Spain's former king Juan Carlos went to the Dominican Republic after leaving his home country on Sunday, La Vanguardia newspaper reported today, without citing sources. The once-popular, now scandal-ridden former king, has decided to leave the country to allow his son Felipe to rule untroubled, a palace statement said on Monday.    The Spanish daily reported that he left Zarzuela palace on Sunday and spent the night in Sanxenxo in the north-west of the the country, before flying to the Dominican on Monday morning.  The monarch will be staying at the luxury Casa de Campo resort complex for 'a few weeks', the newspaper added, again without citing sources.   Well-placed sources close to the Spanish Royal Household confirmed he was no longer...
    MADRID (AP) — Speculation over the whereabouts of former monarch Juan Carlos gripped Spain on Tuesday, a day after he announced he was leaving the country for an unspecified destination amid a growing financial scandal. In a letter published on the royal family’s website on Monday, Juan Carlos told his son King Felipe VI he was moving outside Spain due to the “public repercussions of certain episodes of my past private life.” Juan Carlos is the target of official investigations in Spain and Switzerland, which are looking into possible financial wrongdoing. Juan Carlos’s bombshell announcement took most Spaniards by surprise. Neither the royal family nor the government disclosed where he was going. Daily newspaper ABC reported Tuesday that Juan...
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's former king Juan Carlos went to the Dominican Republic after leaving his home country on Sunday, La Vanguardia newspaper reported on Tuesday, without citing sources. The once-popular, now scandal-ridden, former king has decided to leave the country to allow his son Felipe to rule untroubled, a palace statement said on Monday. (Reporting by Isla Binnie; Editing by Ingrid Melander) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    SPAIN'S former King Juan Carlos I has fled the country after becoming embroiled in a corruption scandal. The ex-head of state, 82, made the announcement in a letter to his son Felipe, the current king, amid an investigation by the Spanish Supreme Court into his alleged dealings in Saudi Arabia. 8Juan Carlos I ruled Spain from 1975 to 2014 after the death of General FrancoCredit: AP:Associated Press 8Juan Carlos with his family in 2018. He is joined by King Felipe VI of Spain (third left) and his wife Queen Letizia (first left), their daughters Princess Sofia (front left) and Princess Leonor (front right), and Juan Carlos' wife the former Queen Sofia (first right)Credit: AFP or licensors 8King Juan Carlos...
    Adios! The former king of Spain has skipped town amid a financial scandal — and his whereabouts are currently unknown. Ex-monarch Juan Carlos I wrote in a letter to his son, King Felipe VI, that he decided to leave for another country “in the face of the public repercussions of certain episodes of my past private life.” “Guided by the conviction to perform the best service to the Spanish people, their institutions and you as King, I am communicating my thoughtful decision to move, at this time, outside of Spain,” it states. The letter was published on the royal family’s website Monday. Juan Carlos, 82, is credited with helping Spain peacefully restore democracy after the death of dictator Francisco...
    Adios! The former king of Spain has skipped town amid a financial scandal — and his whereabouts are currently unknown. Ex-monarch Juan Carlos I wrote in a letter to his son, King Felipe VI, that he decided to leave for another country “in the face of the public repercussions of certain episodes of my past private life.” “Guided by the conviction to perform the best service to the Spanish people, their institutions and you as King, I am communicating my thoughtful decision to move, at this time, outside of Spain,” it states. The letter was published on the royal family’s website Monday. Juan Carlos, 82, is credited with helping Spain peacefully restore democracy after the death of dictator Francisco Franco...
    Spain’s previous king, Juan Carlos I, has published a letter revealing strategies to depart the nation, following corruption allegations surfaced in the latest months.Critical details: The previous king has not uncovered which region he is heading to Spain’s key minister said he uncovered the investigations into Juan Carlos “disturbing” Juan Carlos says he would like to make certain he will not make his son’s role difficult In June, the Spanish Supreme Court docket opened an investigation into Juan Carlos’ involvement in a significant-speed rail contract in Saudi Arabia. Switzerland’s La Tribune de Geneve newspaper described he experienced received $US100 million ($140 million) from the late Saudi King Abdullah. By his attorney, Juan Carlos, 82, has declined to remark on...
    Spain's former monarch, King Juan Carlos I, has announced he is leaving Spain to live in another country amid a financial scandal. Former king Juan Carlos told his son, King Felipe, that he decided to leave Spain, the royal house said in a statement on Monday. On Monday night it emerged the former King of Spain had already left the country. Well-placed sources close to the Spanish Royal Household confirmed he was no longer in Spain.  It comes on the back of a series of scandals involving the long-serving monarch, who abdicated in June 2014 after four decades on the throne. His reputation has nosedived since his abdication with continuing rumours about lovers, corruption and Swiss bank accounts. Spanish authorities are...
    The former king of Spain has decided to leave his native land amid turmoil arising from alleged benefits he received as part of a high-speed rail contract deal negotiated with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2014. In a letter addressed to his son Felipe published by the royal house on Monday, former Spanish King Juan Carlos announced he would retreat into exile after the Spanish Supreme Court opened an investigation into the deal. "Guided by the conviction to best serve the people of Spain, its institutions, and you as king, I inform you of my decision at this time to leave Spain," read part of the letter sent by Carlos. "A decision I make with deep emotion...
    Former Spanish King Juan Carlos I is leaving Spain for another, unspecified, country after an investigation accused him of hiding millions gifted to him by Saudi Arabia, the royal family said Monday. The announcement was made in a letter on the royal family’s website written by Juan Carlos for his son, King Felipe VI. In the letter, Juan Carlos said he made the decision against the backdrop of "public repercussions of certain episodes of my past private life." FILE: Spain's former King Juan Carlos waves at the bullring in Aranjuez, Spain.  (AP) Juan Carlos said he didn’t want to make his son's role difficult, adding that "my legacy, and my own dignity, demand that it should be...
    By Barry Hatton | Associated Press LISBON — Spain’s former monarch, Juan Carlos I, is leaving Spain to live in another, unspecified, country amid a financial scandal, according to a letter published on the royal family’s website Monday. The letter from Juan Carlos to his son, King Felipe VI, said: “I am informing you of my considered decision to move, during this period, out of Spain.” Juan Carlos, in the letter, said he made the decision against the backdrop of “public repercussions of certain episodes of my past private life.” He said he wanted to ensure he doesn’t make his son’s role difficult, adding that “my legacy, and my own dignity, demand that it should be so.” Juan Carlos’...
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's former king Juan Carlos has already left Spain, El Mundo newspaper said on Monday after the Royal House announced he planned to do so after corruption allegations about him surfaced in recent weeks. In June, the Spanish Supreme Court opened an investigation into Juan Carlos' involvement in a high-speed rail contract in Saudi Arabia, after Switzerland's La Tribune de Geneve newspaper reported he had received $100 million from the late Saudi King. (Reporting by Joan Faus; Editing by Ingrid Melander) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    News In a letter to his son, King Felipe VI Juan Carlos I is going to live outside Spain due to the Corinna case The opaque businesses Don Juan Carlos They have caused an unsustainable situation of deterioration of the image of the Crown, and the pressure coming from different areas have led to Philip VI to no longer delay an expected decision: exile his father. “My thoughtful decision to move, at the moment, out of Spain”, said the King philip to whatever Head of state for nearly four decades, and it now makes headlines alongside funds in tax havens and accounts in Switzerland. The decision is made public once the Kings have completed their tour...
    (CNN)Spain's former King Juan Carlos I is leaving the country, according to a letter addressed to his son King Felipe VI, which has been shared by the Royal Household.Juan Carlos has recently faced growing national scrutiny over alleged financial dealings, and his letter cites "the public repercussion that certain past events of my private life are generating."Juan Carlos I, Spains former king, to leave country amidst scrutiny of alleged financial dealingsKing Felipe, Spain's current head of state, who has worked to distance himself from his father, responded to the letter, according to the press release shared by the Royal Household, expressing "gratitude" for the decision to leave Spain. "His Majesty the King has transmitted to H.M. the King Don Juan...
    Madrid (CNN)Spain's former king, Juan Carlos I, who steered the nation from dictatorship to democracy, says he's moving abroad amidst scrutiny of his alleged financial dealings.In a letter to his son, King Felipe VI, Juan Carlos, wrote that he was making the decision "in the face of the public repercussion that certain past events of my private life are generating."Spanish and international media have reported on the alleged financial dealings of the former King, now 82, even before he abdicated in 2014, and on the efforts of his son to distance himself from his father."A year ago, I expressed my will and desire to stop performing institutional activities. Now, guided by the conviction to perform the best service to the...
    (CNN Español) — El rey emérito de España, Juan Carlos I, ha comunicado este lunes a su hijo y actual monarca, Felipe VI, la decisión de trasladarse fuera de España. Según consta en la carta dirigida al actual rey, Juan Carlos I toma la decisión “ante la repercusión pública que están generando ciertos acontecimientos pasados” de su vida privada y de esta forma “facilitar el ejercicio” de las funciones de su hijo “desde la tranquilidad y sosiego que requiere su responsabilidad”. Juan Carlos I realiza este anuncio tras conocerse en junio que la Fiscalía del Tribunal Supremo lo investiga por su involucramiento en posibles irregularidades en la construcción de una línea ferroviaria de alta velocidad en Arabia Saudita que fue...
    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos I, says he is leaving Spain to live in another country amid a financial scandal. The royal family’s website on Monday published a letter from Juan Carlos to his son, King Felipe VI, saying “I am informing you of my considered decision to move, during this period, out of Spain.” Juan Carlos, in the letter, says he made the decision against the backdrop of “public repercussions of certain episodes of my past private life.” He says he wants to ensure he doesn’t make his son’s role difficult, adding “my legacy and my own dignity, demand that it should be so.” He did not say which country he will be moving to....
    Spain's former monarch, King Juan Carlos I, says he is leaving Spain to live in another country amid a financial scandal. Former king Juan Carlos told his son, King Felipe, that he decided to leave Spain, the royal house said in a statement on Monday. It comes on the back of a series of scandals involving the long-serving monarch, who abdicated in June 2014 after four decades on the throne. His reputation has nosedived since his abdication with continuing rumours about lovers, corruption and Swiss bank accounts. Spanish authorities are currently investigating whether he received a secret commission for helping to win a £5.5 billion Saudi rail deal after a former mistress made the allegations privately.  Spain's former monarch, King...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of the former King of Spain.PersonalBirth date: January 5, 1938Birth place: Rome, Italy Birth name: Juan Carlos Alfonso Victor Maria de Borbon y BorbonRead MoreFather: Don Juan de Borbon y Battenburg, Count of Barcelona, third son of King Alfonso XIII of SpainMother: Dona Maria de las Mercedes de Borbon y Orleans, Princess of the Two Sicilies and Countess of BarcelonaMarriage: Princess Sofia of Greece (May 14, 1962-present)Children: Infanta Elena of Spain, Elena Maria, Isabel, Dominica de Silos de Borbon y Grecia, Duchess of Lugo, December 20, 1963; Infanta Cristina of Asturias, Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia de la Santísima Trinidad de Borbón y Grecia, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca, June 13, 1965; Prince of the...
    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos I, says he is leaving Spain to live in another country amid a financial scandal. The royal family’s website on Monday published a letter from Juan Carlos to his son, King Felipe VI, saying “I am informing you of my considered decision to move, during this period, out of Spain.” Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    MADRID (AP) — Amid a financial scandal, former Spanish King Juan Carlos I says he is leaving Spain to live in another country. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Eduardo Serra, former Minister of Defense with the first Government of José María Aznar, has granted an interview to the newspaper The Spanish in which he has left a striking phrase about the King Juan Carlos I, whose financial scandals have put the Real home in a very complicated situation. & nbsp; “data-reactid =” 17 “> Eduardo Serra, former Minister of Defense with the first Government of José María Aznar, has given an interview to the newspaper El Español in which he has left a striking phrase about the King Juan Carlos I, whose financial scandals have put the Royal House in a very difficult situation. Asked about this matter, the person who was the head of Defense answers...
    create a structure in Switzerland in which to hide this money and who gave away a million euros to her friend Marta Gayá, now El Confidencial publishes a new controversy.“data-reactid =” 12 “> While coronavirus infections in Spain continue to rise, the g continuesinformation scanning related to Juan Carlos I. After learning that the monarch received a millionaire donation from the Saudi Government of 65 million euros that went to the hands of Corinna Larsen, who gave orders to create a structure in Switzerland in which to hide this money and which gave a million euros to her friend Marta Gayá, now El Confidencial publishes a new controversy. This is journalism turned into art. It is read with the same...
    Juan Carlos I, goes from bad to worse as information about his business and alleged tax irregularities appear every day. & nbsp; “data-reactid =” 7 “> The image of the king emeritus, Juan Carlos I, goes from bad to worse as information appears every day about their businesses and alleged tax irregularities. published by Vozpopuli, ensures that the then head of state in 2010 removed about 300,000 euros from his account at the Mirabaud Bank in Geneva (Switzerland). He did it, according to this newspaper, through the manager of his account, Arturo Fasana. & Nbsp; “data-reactid =” 8 “> One of the latest, published by Vozpopuli, assures that the then head of state took out in 2010 about 300,000...
    Spanish authorities are investigating whether Juan Carlos - the former King of Spain - received a secret commission for helping to win a £5.5 billion Saudi rail deal, after his former mistress made the allegations privately. German Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein has been placed under investigation in relation to audio recordings of a meeting between herself and retired Spanish police commissioner José Manuel Villarejo at her London home in 2015. The investigation into the conversation was initially closed in 2018, but it was reopened yesterday after new evidence emerged, The Times reported, with police discovering other copies of the conversation. Investigators first shelved the case two years ago because the allegations against Juan Carlos pertain to before his abdication in 2014,...
    Madrid (CNN)Even as Spain battles the coronavirus, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says there's another issue that "all Spaniards are witnessing" -- the "unsettling reports" about the murky finances of the royal family."It disturbs all of us, and me, too," Sanchez said on national TV this month.Spanish media now report almost daily on the alleged financial dealings of former King Juan Carlos I, even before he abdicated in 2014, and on the efforts of his son, King Felipe VI, Spain's current head of state, to distance himself from his father."The judicial system is at work," Sanchez said. "And the Royal Household is keeping a distance in the face of these disturbing reports."In March, just as Spain went into lockdown, King Felipe...
    By Emma Pinedo and Belén Carreño MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's King Felipe was greeted by hundreds of chanting protesters during a visit to Catalonia on Monday as pressure mounted on him in Madrid to respond to corruption allegations swirling around his father, former king Juan Carlos. While the demonstrators squared off with police and shouted "We don't have a king" as Felipe and Queen Letizia visited a monastery near Tarragona, ministers are demanding action amid calls for a parliamentary investigation. In June, Spain's Supreme Court opened an investigation into Juan Carlos' involvement with a high-speed rail contract in Saudi Arabia after Switzerland's La Tribune de Geneve newspaper reported he had received $100 million from the late Saudi King. Through his...
    L’ESPLUGA DE FRANCOLI, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of Catalan independence supporters protested the visit of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia on Monday to the northeastern region as part of a royal tour across Spain that is meant to bolster spirits amid the coronavirus pandemic. The visit came as a barrage of media leaks accuse the king’s father, former monarch Juan Carlos I, of allegedly hiding millions of untaxed euros in offshore funds. Prosecutors in the country’s Supreme Court are determining whether the king emeritus can be investigated for receiving the funds from Saudi Arabia, possibly as kickbacks for a high-speed railway project. Juan Carlos hasn't publicly addressed the allegations against him. The scandal is the latest to rock the...
    L’ESPLUGA DE FRANCOLI, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of Catalan independence supporters protested the visit of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia on Monday to the northeastern region as part of a royal tour across Spain that is meant to bolster spirits amid the coronavirus pandemic. The visit came as a barrage of media leaks accuse the king’s father, former monarch Juan Carlos I, of allegedly hiding millions of untaxed euros in offshore funds. Prosecutors in the country’s Supreme Court are determining whether the king emeritus can be investigated for receiving the funds from Saudi Arabia, possibly as kickbacks for a high-speed railway project. Juan Carlos hasn’t publicly addressed the allegations against him. The scandal is the latest to rock...
    Updated: 07/19/2020 06: 00h Save Here, the headlines of the day where, in addition, you can find out all the news and latest news on ABC today. Everything that has happened this Sunday, July 19 in the world and in Spain: Iglesias recovers Monedero to head the left-wing FAES Five years after the resignation of Juan Carlos Monedero of the direction of We can, the party of which he is co-founder has finally found a new mission for him: to lead what he claims to be a radical left-wing “think tank” that makes Pablo Iglesias soar the flight. The bump in the Galician and Basque elections has made the secretary general move and put his number three at the...
    Managua, Jul 17 (EFE) .- Citizens MEP José Ramón Bauzá asked the European Union (EU) on Friday to replicate the economic sanctions that the US Treasury Department imposed on Juan Carlos Ortega Murillo, son of the president from Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, and two Nicaraguan money laundering companies. “The US sanctions Juan Carlos Ortega, another of the children of the Nicaraguan dictators, Ortega and Murillo, as well as figureheads and money laundering companies of the couple. I urgently demand that the European Union follow the same path. We are about to making them fall, “wrote the MEP in a tweet. Juan Carlos Ortega Murillo, 38, is the director of Difuso Comunicaciones, a company that carries out the electoral campaigns for the...
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The United States Treasury sanctioned a son of Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo Friday, as well as his communications company,for alleged ties to drug trafficking. The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control added Juan Carlos Ortega to its list of “Specially Designated Nationals.” The designation means his assets in the U.S. are blocked and “U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.” Juan Carlos Ortega is the third son of the ruling couple to be sanctioned by the United States. Some 22 people close to Ortega and Murillo have been sanctioned, including Murillo herself, since late 2017. A known Nicaragua political operator, José Mojica, was also added to the list. There...
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The United States Treasury sanctioned a son of Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo Friday, as well as his communications company,for alleged ties to drug trafficking. The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control added Juan Carlos Ortega to its list of “Specially Designated Nationals.” The designation means his assets in the U.S. are blocked and “U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.” Juan Carlos Ortega is the third son of the ruling couple to be sanctioned by the United States. Some 22 people close to Ortega and Murillo have been sanctioned, including Murillo herself, since late 2017. A known Nicaragua political operator, José Mojica, was also added to the list....
    Juan Carlos I withdrew 100,000 euros a month in cash of the account in Switzerland that allegedly hid the money from Saudi Arabia in frequent operations carried out between the years 2008 and 2012, as published a few days ago The confidential. “data-reactid =” 17 “> King Juan Carlos I withdrew 100,000 euros a month in cash from the account in Switzerland that supposedly hid the money from Saudi Arabia in frequent operations carried out between 2008 and 2012, as published a few days El Confidencial. the alleged modus operandi of the emeritus king and his Swiss managers to introduce that money in Spain. They did it through the Barajas airport: for years the lawyer Dante Canonica transported money from...
    & nbsp; on behalf of the Panamanian Lucum foundation in Mirabaud private banking, to an account in the tax haven & nbsp;from the Bahamas, about which Corinna Larsen, who claimed to be unaware, was asked, according to documents of the investigation to which El País has had access. “data-reactid =” 26 “> The Swiss prosecutor Yves Bertossa investigates a transfer of 3 , 5 million euros from the Swiss account of Juan Carlos I, in the name of the Panamanian Lucum foundation in the Mirabaud private bank, to an account in the tax haven of The Bahamas, about which Corinna Larsen was asked, who claimed not to know her, according to documents of the investigation to which El País has...
    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister said Wednesday that he is “disturbed” by the financial scandal surrounding former King Juan Carlos I that is being investigated both in Spain and Switzerland. “We are witnesses to unsettling revelations that have disturbed all of us,” Pedro Sánchez said when asked about the court investigation into whether the former monarch received millions of euros in possible kick-backs from Saudi Arabia during the construction of a railway by a Spanish consortium. Spain’s Supreme Court opened the probe last month. Since then, Spanish media outlets have published damaging testimony from a separate Swiss investigation into the same millions that were allegedly given to Juan Carlos by Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah. Juan Carlos...
    King Juan Carlos implicated in an alleged act of corruption The signature of the King Emeritus of Spain, Juan Carlos de Borbón, appears in the statutes of a Panamanian company used to hide money allegedly from bribes paid by the Saudi monarchy for contracts with Spanish companies, according to the Spanish press revealed today. The document that shows the involvement of the former monarch in the management of the “off shore” structure created to evade the 100 million dollars he received in 2008 from the Saudis, in the midst of the economic crisis, was published exclusively by the newspaper El Confidencial. Juan Carlos de Borbón signed in 2011 the statutes of the Panamanian society Lucum Foundation, which was...
    The lawyer managing the funds in Switzerland of King Emeritus Juan Carlos de Borbón, Dante Canonical, declared before the Swiss justice that the former monarch commissioned him to “create a structure” to hide the money he received from the Saudi dynasty, allegedly by bribery. change of contracts for Spanish companies, as reported by the Spanish press today. The new revelations, advanced by the digital newspaper El Español, are part of the documentation that the Swiss judicial authorities sent to their peers in Spain, who for the first time They investigate the opaque finances of Felipe VI’s father after years of suspicion. Last weekend, the newspaper El País published that the ex-lover of the King Emeritus, Corinna Larsen, testified before Swiss...
    A lawyer told the Swiss prosecutor who is investigating the accounts of King Juan Carlos of Spain that he commissioned him to “create a structure” to transfer a “significant donation” Lawyer Dante Canonical declared to Swiss prosecutor who investigates the accounts of the King Juan Carlos of Spain in that country that he commissioned him to “create a structure”To transfer an“ important donation ”that he was going to receive from the king of Saudi Arabia, but denied that it was an opaque structure, according to a Spanish newspaper. Canonical explained it this way on August 24, 2018 before the Geneva prosecutor, Yves Bertossa, who suspects that the previous Spanish king “hid about 100 million dollars in Switzerland” that could...
    King Juan Carlos of Spain. (Free Press Photo: Hemeroteca PL). The lawyer Dante Canonica declared to the Swiss prosecutor that he is investigating the accounts of King Juan Carlos of Spain in that country that This commissioned him to “create a structure” to transfer an “important donation” that he was going to receive from the king of Saudi Arabia, but denied that it was an opaque structure, according to a Spanish newspaper. Canonical explained it this way on August 24, 2018 before the Geneva prosecutor Yves Bertossa, who suspects that the previous Spanish king “hid about 100 million dollars in Switzerland” that could come from the payment of commissions for the award (to a consortium Spanish) of the...
    Breaking News — Madrid, Jul 5 . .- The one who was a friend of King Juan Carlos, Corinna Larsen, declared before a Swiss prosecutor that the 65 million euros that the judge transferred to an account, according to her, as a “gift” and ” gratitude, “came in turn from a donation to the monarch of the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. This was said on December 19, 2018 in his statement, published this Sunday by El País, before the prosecutor Yves Bertossa, who investigates it together with the account managers in Switzerland Arturo Fasana and the lawyer Dante Canonica for an aggravated crime of laundering of capital. In Spain, the Supreme Court Prosecutor’s Office has taken over...
    The mayor of a town in southern Mexico had to backtrack on his suggestion that residents should consider having sex often because it would be a good way to prevent the contraction of the coronavirus. Juan Carlos Mezhua Campos was addressing his constituents from Zongolica, Veracruz, on June 21 via a video recorded social media post when he quickly apologized and said he was just joking.  'It is very important that these days we have, let's say healthy eating, play sports, making love is a good sport,'  Mezhua Campo as he chuckled. 'So everyone has to get into that at least once in a while. Sorry, I was trying to make a joke but it didn't come out that well.' ...
    Former goalkeeper and soccer coach Juan Carlos Unzué has announced this Thursday that he suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an incurable disease that was diagnosed last February. Accompanied by the president of FC Barcelona and the former coach of the club, Luis Enrique, Unzué wanted to make his state of health public to give visibility to this disease, which affects some 4,000 people in our country. At 53 years old, Juan Carlos Unzué will stop practicing as a soccer coach to “sign for a modest but very committed team: that of ELA patients.” Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has no treatment or cure, and Unzué has explained that since the diagnosis was confirmed last February, he takes “pills that help...
    (CNN Español) — La Mesa del Congreso de los Diputados, órgano rector del Parlamento español, rechazó este martes crear una comisión que investigue al rey emérito Juan Carlos I por presuntas irregularidades económicas cometidas tras su abdicación del trono en junio de 2014. Esta decisión responde a la petición registrada la semana anterior por las formaciones políticas Junts per Catalunya, la CUP, PNV, BNG, MasPaís, Compromís y EH Bildu, quienes solicitaban crear en el Congreso de los Diputados una comisión de investigación para indagar la existencia de posibles irregularidades en las que podría haber participado el monarca emérito para la adjudicación de contratos, investigar posibles cuentas irregulares de miembros de la familia real en paraísos fiscales o el presunto blanqueo...
    MADRID (AP) - Prosecutors in Spain’s highest court are investigating whether former King Juan Carlos received millions of dollars in kickbacks from Saudi Arabia during the construction of a high speed railway there by a Spanish consortium. A Monday statement from the general prosecutor’s office called the probe one of “undeniable technical complexity.” The Supreme Court investigation will center on developments after mid-2014. That covers the second phase of the 2011 contract for the bullet train between the Saudi cities of Medina and Mecca - the so-called “AVE of the desert” in reference to the acronym for high-speed trains in Spain. TOP STORIES Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial defaced by vandals in rioting Obama administration was corrupt, more and more...