Barajas airport in Madrid to be renamed Adolfo Suarez

The government has just announced that Madrid-Barajas airport will be renamed Adolfo Suárez in honour of the deceased first democratically elected Prime Minister of Spain. See Who was Adolfo Suárez? for more. The official name of Spain’s largest airport will be henceforth ‘Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez, Madrid-Barajas’. The proposal was put forwards today by the Minister for Development and backed by the Mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella. The proposal has been accepted by the Prime Minister, Continue reading Barajas airport in Madrid to be renamed Adolfo Suarez

Who was Adolfo Suárez?

Spain is in mourning for Adolfo Suárez, the first democratic President of Spain, who died on Sunday. But, who was he, and why have most people never heard of him? His tale is a interesting and intriguing one – for most Spaniards associate him with the hope that followed the death of the military dictator Franco, when anything seemed possible, and before they became disillusioned with their politicians.

Adolfo Suarez, first democractic PM of Spain, will die this weekend says son

Adolfo Suárez, the first Prime Minister of Spain after Franco’s death, and the man who lead the transition from a military dictatorship to a semi-functioning democracy, is expected to die this weekend, according to a tearful statement from his son. Suárez has suffered from severe Alzheimer’s, which has left him unable to cope by himself since 2005. Suárez was a close friend of King Juan Carlos, who has visited him several times during his long Continue reading Adolfo Suarez, first democractic PM of Spain, will die this weekend says son