Wide Awake Gentile


Aznar, born in Madrid in 1953, was the son of Manuel Aznar Acedo, army official, journalist and radio broadcaster. He studied law at the Complutense University of Madrid, graduating in 1975, becoming a Spanish Tax Authority inspector in 1976.

As a teenager he was a member of the Franco linked fascist student body FES After the death of Francisco Franco and the restoration of democracy, Aznar joined Alianza Popular (AP) in January 1979 He became Assistant Secretary General in February 198. In 1989 he was elected head of his party which had by now been renamed as the Partido Popular (People’s Party, or PP).  In 1996 the PP won and Aznar became PM

Immediately after becoming PM Aznar (albeit following the previous Govts policy) made the Euro Spain’s official currency ‘He also started a privatization program  His second term is remembered for Aznars whole hearted support for the

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Tehran biennial to grant $50,000 cash prize to best cartoon on Holocaust


TEHRAN – Organizers of the 11th Tehran International Cartoon Biennial has allocated a cash prize of $50,000 for the best cartoon on the Holocaust, the organizers announced on Wednesday. 

Three other cartoonists will also receive cash prizes of 12,000, 8,000 and 5,000 dollars respectively, the secretary of the biennial, Masud Shojai-Tabatabai, told the Persian service of MNA.

He added that the competition will be held in June 2016 in Mashhad with cartoonists participating from 50 countries.