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December 15, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A month after a tanker spilled fuel oil off northwestern Spain, the prime minister traveled to the tar-stained area to apologize for failing to act more quickly to deal with the disaster. The government has been heavily criticized for mishandling the sinking of the tanker, Prestige, and the loss of fuel that has killed fisheries and stained beaches. Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar met with local officials to discuss cleanup efforts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2004 | Erin Ailworth, Times Staff Writer
The former prime minister of Spain, visiting Los Angeles on Friday, said his country's withdrawal of troops from Iraq was tantamount to declaring a terrorist victory. Jose Maria Aznar, in an interview at the Beverly Hills Hotel, said the only way to end the escalating violence, such as the decapitation of businessman Nicholas Berg, was for Spain and other countries to stand behind the U.S.
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NEWS
April 28, 2000 | Times Wire Services
Jose Maria Aznar was sworn in before King Juan Carlos I on Thursday for a second term as Spain's prime minister. In naming his Cabinet, Aznar retained Rodrigo Rato as economy minister and kept several old faces in his new government. Aznar, 47, whose center-right Popular Party won a surprise majority in last month's election, said Rato would oversee economic affairs. A new post of finance minister went to Cristobal Montoro, previously No. 2 at the Economy Ministry.
WORLD
December 21, 2003 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
Echoing a holiday gesture made by President Bush last month, the Spanish prime minister paid a surprise Christmas season visit to his country's troops Saturday. Spain, a coalition ally of the United States in Iraq, was badly shaken by the ambush deaths in November of seven Spanish intelligence agents. In the wake of those killings, Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar came under heavy domestic criticism over military deployments here, but vowed that Spanish troops would continue to serve.
NEWS
March 13, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar swept to victory in Spain's general election, crushing the opposition Socialists to capture an absolute majority in parliament for the first time. In a vote Aznar had been predicted to win by only the narrowest of margins, his center-right Popular Party claimed 183 seats in the 350-seat legislature. With 99% of the votes counted, the Popular Party had 44.7% to the Socialists' 34%.
WORLD
December 8, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Stung by criticism over the Prestige tanker spill catastrophe, Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar took control of managing the crisis and prepared to travel to oil-stained northwest Spain. Aznar, who has drawn rebukes for not visiting affected areas and seeming to distance himself from the disaster, presided over a crisis committee meeting. His government has been criticized for playing down the spill's magnitude, being slow to provide information and not giving enough aid to coastal residents.
NEWS
May 5, 1996 | Associated Press
Spain's Congress of Deputies elected Jose Maria Aznar prime minister on Saturday, making him the country's first conservative premier in 13 years. "A new era has begun in the democratic history of Spain," Aznar said after the vote. Aznar, a 43-year-old former tax inspector, was to be sworn in today by King Juan Carlos I as Spain's fourth prime minister since dictator Francisco Franco died in 1975.
WORLD
December 21, 2003 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
Echoing a holiday gesture made by President Bush last month, the Spanish prime minister paid a surprise Christmas season visit to his country's troops Saturday. Spain, a coalition ally of the United States in Iraq, was badly shaken by the ambush deaths in November of seven Spanish intelligence agents. In the wake of those killings, Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar came under heavy domestic criticism over military deployments here, but vowed that Spanish troops would continue to serve.
OPINION
July 21, 1996 | Stanley Meisler, Stanley Meisler served as the Madrid bureau chief for The Times in the late 1970s and has returned to Spain often since then
Jose Maria Aznar, the new, nondescript, conservative prime minister of Spain, surely did not realize it, but he sullied an icon of Spanish democratic history when he ordered the dismissal of TV news correspondent Jose Antonio Martinez Soler a month ago.
NEWS
March 12, 2000 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He still looks the part of a provincial tax inspector, the job he held before rising, improbably, to govern Spain. His heavy eyebrows and mustache seem to suppress any instinct to smile, even for the voters he needs again today. Yet as he wound up his reelection campaign, Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar projected the image of a leader who has grown in stature and confidence to become, thanks to Spain's booming economy, the standard-bearer for Europe's few ruling conservatives.
WORLD
December 15, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A month after a tanker spilled fuel oil off northwestern Spain, the prime minister traveled to the tar-stained area to apologize for failing to act more quickly to deal with the disaster. The government has been heavily criticized for mishandling the sinking of the tanker, Prestige, and the loss of fuel that has killed fisheries and stained beaches. Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar met with local officials to discuss cleanup efforts.
WORLD
December 8, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Stung by criticism over the Prestige tanker spill catastrophe, Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar took control of managing the crisis and prepared to travel to oil-stained northwest Spain. Aznar, who has drawn rebukes for not visiting affected areas and seeming to distance himself from the disaster, presided over a crisis committee meeting. His government has been criticized for playing down the spill's magnitude, being slow to provide information and not giving enough aid to coastal residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO and ANN CONWAY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In his first act as ambassador to Spain, Orange County businessman George Argyros officially welcomed Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar to Washington on Tuesday. Argyros was scheduled to attend meetings today with Aznar and President Bush to discuss the war on terrorism. Argyros then will fly to Madrid with his wife, Judie, to begin moving into the ambassador's residence. Early next month, he will present his credentials to King Juan Carlos I.
NEWS
April 28, 2000 | Times Wire Services
Jose Maria Aznar was sworn in before King Juan Carlos I on Thursday for a second term as Spain's prime minister. In naming his Cabinet, Aznar retained Rodrigo Rato as economy minister and kept several old faces in his new government. Aznar, 47, whose center-right Popular Party won a surprise majority in last month's election, said Rato would oversee economic affairs. A new post of finance minister went to Cristobal Montoro, previously No. 2 at the Economy Ministry.
NEWS
March 13, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar swept to victory in Spain's general election, crushing the opposition Socialists to capture an absolute majority in parliament for the first time. In a vote Aznar had been predicted to win by only the narrowest of margins, his center-right Popular Party claimed 183 seats in the 350-seat legislature. With 99% of the votes counted, the Popular Party had 44.7% to the Socialists' 34%.
NEWS
March 12, 2000 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He still looks the part of a provincial tax inspector, the job he held before rising, improbably, to govern Spain. His heavy eyebrows and mustache seem to suppress any instinct to smile, even for the voters he needs again today. Yet as he wound up his reelection campaign, Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar projected the image of a leader who has grown in stature and confidence to become, thanks to Spain's booming economy, the standard-bearer for Europe's few ruling conservatives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO and ANN CONWAY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In his first act as ambassador to Spain, Orange County businessman George Argyros officially welcomed Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar to Washington on Tuesday. Argyros was scheduled to attend meetings today with Aznar and President Bush to discuss the war on terrorism. Argyros then will fly to Madrid with his wife, Judie, to begin moving into the ambassador's residence. Early next month, he will present his credentials to King Juan Carlos I.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2004 | Erin Ailworth, Times Staff Writer
The former prime minister of Spain, visiting Los Angeles on Friday, said his country's withdrawal of troops from Iraq was tantamount to declaring a terrorist victory. Jose Maria Aznar, in an interview at the Beverly Hills Hotel, said the only way to end the escalating violence, such as the decapitation of businessman Nicholas Berg, was for Spain and other countries to stand behind the U.S.
OPINION
July 21, 1996 | Stanley Meisler, Stanley Meisler served as the Madrid bureau chief for The Times in the late 1970s and has returned to Spain often since then
Jose Maria Aznar, the new, nondescript, conservative prime minister of Spain, surely did not realize it, but he sullied an icon of Spanish democratic history when he ordered the dismissal of TV news correspondent Jose Antonio Martinez Soler a month ago.
NEWS
May 5, 1996 | Associated Press
Spain's Congress of Deputies elected Jose Maria Aznar prime minister on Saturday, making him the country's first conservative premier in 13 years. "A new era has begun in the democratic history of Spain," Aznar said after the vote. Aznar, a 43-year-old former tax inspector, was to be sworn in today by King Juan Carlos I as Spain's fourth prime minister since dictator Francisco Franco died in 1975.
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