The former king Juan Carlos who has found himself in the middle of a corruption scandal abruptly announced his decision to leave the country on Monday but there has been no official confirmation of where he went.
Juan Carlos's decision to go into exile comes after Spain's Supreme Court opened an investigation into his alleged role in a scandal over a multi-billion-dollar contract with Saudi Arabia.
Criticism of the Spanish king, long targeted by separatists and left-wing anti-monarchists, increased after 2017 when he called for Spanish unity following a violent police crackdown on people trying to votes for Catalonia's independence referendum.
Sebastian Pinera – whose fortune has been estimated by Forbes at $2.7 billion – has promised to transform Chile into a developed economy in eight years.
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