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  • Juan Carlos I, el rey que guió la transición democrática en España

    Juan Carlos I, el rey que guió la transición democrática en España
    El rey Juan Carlos I, el monarca que guió la transición de España hacia la democracia tras el franquismo y marcó una época con su estilo abierto y cercano, anunció el lunes la abdicación en favor de su hijo Felipe de Borbón. El monarca de 76 años, muy...
  • Felipe VI proclaimed king of Spain in a no-frills ceremony

    Felipe VI was sworn in Thursday as Spain's new king, bringing a fresh face to the Spanish monarchy at a time when its popularity ratings have hit historic lows. The 46-year-old monarch took an oath and was then proclaimed king, without a formal...
  • King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia ascend to Spanish throne

    King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia ascend to Spanish throne
    King Juan Carlos of Spain handed over the monarchy to his son on Thursday in a low-key "proclamation ceremony," followed by a procession through Madrid and an appearance by the new King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their two daughters on a balcony at...
  • Meet Felipe and Letizia, the new king and queen of Spain

    Meet Felipe and Letizia, the new king and queen of Spain
    Move over, Will and Kate: There are new monarchs in town, and they just took over in Spain. King Felipe VI was crowned the sovereign of Spain in Madrid on Thursday and was joined by his wife, now Queen Letizia, and their daughters, Leonor and Sofia,...
  • Princess testifies in first criminal case against Spanish royalty

    Princess testifies in first criminal case against Spanish royalty
    MADRID -- Testifying in the first-ever criminal proceeding against a member of Spain's royal family, the king’s youngest daughter Saturday denied involvement in her husband’s business dealings, lawyers said following the lengthy closed-door...
  • King Juan Carlos of Spain to abdicate throne

    King Juan Carlos of Spain to abdicate throne
    King Juan Carlos, who led Spain through its transition to democracy in the 1970s, has decided to abdicate, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Monday. Crown Prince Felipe, 46, will succeed his father, Rajoy said. The 76-year-old monarch will...
  • Spain's king to abdicate for political reasons: palace source

    Spain's king to abdicate for political reasons: palace source
    Spain's King Juan Carlos said on Monday he would abdicate in favor of his son Prince Felipe, aiming to revive the scandal-hit monarchy at a time of economic hardship and growing discontent with the wider political elite. "A new generation is quite...
  • Spain's Juan Carlos abdicates: I tried to be 'king for all the people'

    After 39 years on the throne, King Juan Carlos of Spain announced Monday that he is abdicating in favor of his son, saying it was time to pass the crown on to another generation after a lifetime of service dedicated to his people. “Loyal to the...
  • Spain's Princess Letizia could give Kate Middleton a fashion rival

    Spain's Princess Letizia could give Kate Middleton a fashion rival
    Watch out Duchess of Cambridge, there’s a new royal on the world fashion stage— soon-to-be Queen Letizia of Spain. King Juan Carlos, who ruled Spain for 39 years since General Franco’s death in 1975, on Monday announced his abdication....
  • King's abdication announcement sparks monarchy debate in Spain

    King's abdication announcement sparks monarchy debate in Spain
    King Juan Carlos of Spain announced Monday that he would abdicate in favor of his son, sparking fierce public debate over whether the country should allow the crown's passing to another generation or abolish the monarchy. Tens of thousands of...
  • Gabriel García Márquez takes his place in the pantheon

    The first time I met Gabriel García Márquez, then an unknown writer in Mexico, was on July 6, 1962, in the office of the producer of Luis Buñuel's movie "Viridiana." I remember the date well because after noticing the headline, Gabo asked to borrow the...