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Politics & People news & information for Badajoz province

Extremadura president to stand down after 24 years
Politics Tue, Sep 19, 2006

Extremadura president to stand down after 24 years

The regional president of Extremadura, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra (archive photo, right), has announced that he will not be standing for re-election at the next round of autonomous elections, that will take place...

De la Vega calms Canary Islands immigration fears
Politics Sun, May 21, 2006

De la Vega calms Canary Islands immigration fears

Government first vice-president, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega (archive photo), said yesterday that there are enough available places in Canary Islands immigration centres to deal with the recent flood of illegal...

Rajoy offers socialists Basque coalition pact
Politics Wed, Apr 27, 2005

Rajoy offers socialists Basque coalition pact

PP president Mariano Rajoy (photo) said yesterday that his party would be "willing, if the PSOE wants," to discuss the possibility of a pact to support Patxi López as regional president in order to offer...

Extremadura president's mother passes away
Politics Fri, Mar 11, 2005

Extremadura president's mother passes away

Maria Luisa Ibarra Usabal, the mother of the regional president of Extremadura, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Ibarra (photo), passed away during the early hours of yesterday morning after a long illness, aged 93. She died at...

Politics Thu, Apr 1, 2004

A busy day for the regional president

The regional president of Extremadura, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra, welcomed the Belgian ambassador, Claude Misson, following his recent dismissal, and the executive president of IBM in Spain and Portugal, Amparo...

Rajoy calls for a polite election campaign
Politics Fri, Feb 27, 2004

Rajoy calls for a polite election campaign

The Partido Popular candidate for the presidency of the Spansh government, Mariano Rajoy, called for political leaders to show "common sense and prudence" in the election campaign which officially started...

Politics Fri, Feb 27, 2004

Ibarra breaks election poster tradition

The president of the regional government of Extremadura, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra, decided not to put up election posters last night to mark the start of the offical election campaign. The regional socialist leader...

Five Spanish soldiers injured in Iraq ambush
Politics Thu, Feb 12, 2004

Five Spanish soldiers injured in Iraq ambush

Three of the five Spanish soldiers injured in a bomb attack last night in Iraq have been released from hospital, and the other two are siad to be out of danger. The soldiers were injured as they were returning to the...

Ibarra calls on Carod-Rovira to expose ETA contacts
Politics Tue, Feb 3, 2004

Ibarra calls on Carod-Rovira to expose ETA contacts

The president of Extremadura, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra, made a statement today explaining why he is convinced that ETA would not only sign a peace treaty, and a ceasefire, but that they would be made to disappear...

Politics Mon, Dec 15, 2003

Mérida socialists deplore the lack of basic services in...

Opposition socialist PSOE representatives in Mérida Town Hall are protesting against the lack of basic public services in poorer districts of the city drawing attention in particular to the lack of public lighting, the...

Politics Wed, Dec 10, 2003

PP accuse Ibarra of trying to boss the army about

The general secretary of the right wing Partido Popular party (PP), in Extremadura, José Antonio Monago, has accused socialist Extremadura president, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra of wanting "to even boss the army...

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