July 16, 2013
For the second time this year, a Spanish newspaper has published documents alleging that Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other politicians received illicit payments. The latest set of documents appeared in the newspaper, El Mundo. Rajoy is now under pressure to resign in what the BBC’s Tom Burridge calls, “possibly the most important corruption scandal to hit modern Spanish politics.” But what’s most interesting is that the illicit payments named in El Mundo occurred in 1997-1999.
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