Who killed the king of spain

The King shortly afterwards left the hall when President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua accused Spain of intervention in his country's elections and complained about some Spanish energy companies working in Nicaragua.

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The Spanish interior ministry said he had been a member of an Eta group which plotted to kill Spain's King Juan Carlos by throwing grenades at him as he attended the opening of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

And I took them through all the police controls, I just had to show my ID card and say I was going to the hotel. A Spanish peseta note with the image of King Juan Carlos.

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The latest ceasefire was announced in but was dismissed by Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, who said it did not go far enough. The king's hunting trip, which officials described as private, has caused a storm of angry comment from animal lovers and those wanting to know how much it had cost. Juan Carlos must answer to the supreme court , in a similar type of protection afforded to many high-ranking civil servants and politicians in Spain. The group has also been linked to several other assassination plots on Juan Carlos, who became king in Although Franco's health worsened during those years, whenever he did appear in public, from state dinners to military parades, it was in Juan Carlos's company. Some members of the Movimiento Nacional voted against recognising him, and more against the Law for Political Reform. Spain believes he fled after trying to kill King Juan Carlos in October By Jon Lee Anderson June 2, Nothing has been the same in Spain since the day, two years ago, when King Juan Carlos was revealed to have broken his hip on an elephant-hunting trip to Botswana, and was flown home to be treated at an exclusive clinic. When Alfonso was still just a baby, his family moved to Lausanne in Switzerland where they lived in the Villa Les Rocailles. Authorities were alerted when he posted on social media footage of Real Madrid stars including Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale through a telescopic sight. The King's chief of staff in a briefing denied that the ' abdication option' was being considered. But even most Movimiento members supported both measures. The original said King Juan Carlos had been pictured with two dead water buffaloes. The consequence of these reports—in the midst of a grinding national recession and widespread unemployment—was devastating.

British police said searches were conducted at a residential address and two business addresses in Cambridge. The news that the junket, complete with private jet, had been subsidized by a Syrian-born Saudi businessman was also unpleasant.

Aside from this title, the constitution allows for the use of other historic titles pertaining to the Spanish monarchy, without specifying them. Image copyright bbc Image caption The plot targeted the king at the opening of the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba noted that another Eta suspect had been arrested in France on Wednesday, and said the new detention highlighted the weakness of the group.

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Upon the death of Franco in , Juan Carlos acceded to the throne of Spain. The current Spanish constitution refers to the monarch by the simple title "King of Spain". When Alfonso was still just a baby, his family moved to Lausanne in Switzerland where they lived in the Villa Les Rocailles. With Franco's increasing age, left-wing protests increased, while at the same time, the far right factions demanded the return of a hardline absolute monarchy. For more information see our Cookie Policy. The latest ceasefire was announced in but was dismissed by Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, who said it did not go far enough. The accident took place at As they were alone in the room, it is unclear how Alfonso was shot, but according to Josefina Carolo, dressmaker to Juan Carlos's mother, Juan Carlos pointed the pistol at Alfonso and pulled the trigger, unaware that it was loaded.
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