King's elephant hunt raises Spanish ire

With Spanish bond yields under serious pressure, the country’s King Juan Carlos is facing unprecedented criticism for going elephant hunting in Botswana.

16th April, 2012
King's elephant hunt raises Spanish ire
King Juan Carlos.

With Spanish bond yields under serious pressure, the country’s King Juan Carlos is facing unprecedented criticism for going elephant hunting in Botswana.

The trip became public knowledge after the 74 year-old king broke his hip in Botswana. Politicians and newspapers criticised the trip, with some suggesting that it could ultimately lead to his abdication.

El Mundo, a newspaper that tends to back the ruling People’s Party, said in a full-page editorial yesterday that the...

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