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On Thursday King Juan Carlos visited the Bosnian community of Mostar to dedicate a Plaza and monument to Spanish service members who participated and died in the peacekeeping mission. More than 40,000 soldiers and civil guards served in Bosnia  and Herzegovina over the past two decades under NATO and the European Union flags, the Royal Household said.

This week His Majesty also handed out the journalism awards named in his honor and the Don Quijote prize for the best Spanish language journalistic work. Writers and broadcasters from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America are eligible. Queen Sofia was on hand.

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Plus, the King is scheduled to visit Chile in June, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy confirmed, according to The Santiago Times.