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http://www.monarquiaconfidencial.com/espana/gobierno-Argentina-Juan-Carlos-Espana_0_2611538824.html

Although abdicating in 2014, Juan Carlos continues to travel with Argentina being his next stop for the inauguration of new President Mauricio Macri. Interestingly this is a role reversal as Felipe VI attended Latin American inaugurations prior to becoming King.
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I think this new president can only be an improvement over the last one (not that difficult). I understand he wants to pursue a more liberal course, in the economic sense of the world. Best of luck to him and good to see Juan Carlos is still being active. At his age most politicians would be enjoying their retirement all day, but he's still working for his country despite all the difficulties he went through. 
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That and improving relations with Western powers, especially the USA and UK, which have been strained. But Macri has the task of both reviving the economy and bringing better governance to Argentina. When you consider how poorly-governed Argentina has been, it's especially painful alongside Uruguay and Chile which do really well.

Juan Carlos' trips to the Middle East and Latin America are significant because of Spain's historic links with those two regions.
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Juan Carlos meets with Mauricio Macri before the latter's inauguration:
http://www.elmundo.es/espana/2015/12/10/5668bc8b46163f38468b463f.html
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The inauguration actually made it to the Dutch news this week (we usually don't hear much of South America) because of the conflicts between Kirchner and Macri over the cermony, which Kirchner wanted to happen in parliament. I guess she insisted on going out of office as she had gone in: as a false champion of democracy and the common people. Can't fault her for consistency. I hope she'll fade into obscurity now, but I somehow doubt it.
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Royalcello succinctly summarised my view of Kirchner several years ago. Actually, if you read the whole thread, he took the words right out of my mouth.
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Now she has all the time in the world to do what our illustrious forum leader said, for that I am truly thankful.

Don Juan Carlos I has always had my vote for Spaniard of the Twentieth Century. Only Franco comes remotely close.

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Now she has all the time in the world to do what our illustrious forum leader said, for that I am truly thankful.

Don Juan Carlos I has always had my vote for Spaniard of the Twentieth Century. Only Franco comes remotely close.

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Uhm, Franco ?

Also what is up with the red text there ? 
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Queenslander is commemorating his 365th post by reference to the very, very great Garry Sobers, whose score of 365* for West Indies against Pakistan in 1958 stood for over three decades as the highest individual score in Test cricket. A new record has since been set three times, by the also great Brian Lara with 375 for West Indies against England in 1994, by Matthew Hayden who I am not so keen on (though seeing as Hayden is from Queensland I expect Queenslander probably is) with 380 for Australia against Zimbabwe in 2003, and by Lara again with 400* for West Indies against England in 2004, the current record. The 365 though remains iconic.
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Franco gets a high regard from me for the simple fact that he 'read the tea leaves' and gave us a chance to witness the Majesty of Don Juan Carlos first-hand and not some 'cookie cutter' leader as many were tipping that would happen when he was to meet his maker.

Correctly pointed out above, just as my 9994th will be dedicated to Sir Donald Bradman (and NOT the ABC postbox) owing to his iconic average that has not been beaten by those who have played more than 10 test matches. I have a higher regard for ML Hayden in Sheffield Shield cricket as he helped my state to some all-to-rare titles during his career.

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He certainly did have a very good career, but I never much liked watching him bat as he struck me as having a bullying style of batting, as opposed to the sheer gorgeousness of Lara, whom I could watch bat all day (and all too often seem to have done against England). Though I have a natural prejudice against Australian cricketers and the Australian team in general there have been some who transcend such things, Warne being one obvious example and the most obvious one being Bradman, the greatest sportsman of all time.
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