June 3, 2014

Spain's Poisoned Chalice

James Badcock, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

The Spanish monarchy is in big trouble, and not even a young, handsome new king may be able to do anything about it.

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TAGGED: King Juan Carlos, Europe, Juan Carlos, Spain


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