Spain began funeral ceremonies for Adolfo Suarez, the prime minister who in the 1970s led the nation into democracy from dictatorship. The government declared three days of mourning with state flags at half mast.
Adolfo Suarez, the prime minister who led Spain from dictatorship to democracy and became its first elected premier after the death of Francisco Franco, has died, Spanish state-owned broadcaster RTVE said. He was 81.
Just before sunset on April 10, 2006, a DC-9 jet landed at the international airport in the port city of Ciudad del Carmen, 500 miles east of Mexico City. As soldiers on the ground approached the plane, the crew tried to shoo them away, saying there was a dangerous oil leak. So the troops grew suspicious and searched the jet.
Felipe Gonzalez, the former prime minister of Spain, is trying to set up a venture capital fund to finance new projects by young entrepreneurs, El Confidential reported, citing an unidentified person who’s working with him.
Five days before Christmas, ex-Deputy Prime Minister Rodrigo Rato was asked by a prosecutor probing the collapse of Bankia SA whether he’d done business with Jaime Castellanos, chairman of Lazard Ltd.’s Spanish unit.