King in Spain under fire for controversial trip
Reportedly, Spain' s monarch Juan Carlos is under fire for his hunting trip to Africa while the country is still hit hard by the economic crisis. Spain''s monarchy once ruled much of the central and south Americas as well as the Philippines. Beween 1936 and 1939, a very bloody civil war was fought between the newly set up republican government and fascist forces backed by 'clergies and landlords loyal to the monarchy. The civil war 'ended with the victory of the fascist and restorationist forces, but all the ex-colonies of Spain in central and south Americas have upheld republican polities ever since they gained independence. The Spanish language and culture as well as Catholicism are still well preserved in those republics in the Latin America, such as Argentina.