Francisco Franco

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UN alarm over rightwing laws that could ‘whitewash’ Franco era in Spain
Three UN experts warn proposed ‘harmony laws’ may contravene international human rights standards

Sam Jones in Madrid

03, May, 2024 @12:06 PM

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Why is the US far right finding its savior in Spanish dictator Francisco Franco?
The military general led a nationalist revolt against Spain’s democratic republic from 1936-1939, executing 150,000 of his opponents

Jason Wilson

15, Dec, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Take flowers to our mass grave’: letters from Spain’s Franco victims collected in new book
Thousands of people were imprisoned and shot by the Franco dictatorship between 1939 and 1944. Their letters home form a moving memorial to their bravery and the strength of love

Sam Jones in Madrid

16, Oct, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Wake me up when this mess we’re in is over | Brief letters
Brief letters: Broken Britain | Suspicious plane deaths | Whistling wisdom | MCC | Judging Nadine Dorries

29, Aug, 2023 @3:27 PM

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75 years on, Franco’s cruel punishment haunts Spanish mountain village
Fascist troops cleared the settlement in punishment for aiding the guerrillas

Mark Seacombe in El Acebuchal

13, Aug, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Spain holds first democratic election after death of Franco – archive, 1977
On 15 June 1977, the country voted in the first free election since 1936. The Union of the Democratic Centre, led by Adolfo Suárez, emerged as the largest party overall

Compiled by Richard Nelsson

26, Jul, 2023 @9:45 AM

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Can Europe’s marauding far right be slain? Spain’s voters hold the answer | Simon Tisdall
Prime minister Pedro Sánchez gambled on a snap election. If he loses, the heirs of the age of Franco could be back in power for the first time in nearly 50 years

Simon Tisdall

16, Jul, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Exhumation of civil war dead from Spain’s Valley of Cuelgamuros begins
Scientists aim to analyse remains of 128 people recovered from basilica where thousands were buried

Sam Jones in Madrid

12, Jun, 2023 @11:23 AM

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Body of Spain’s fascist party founder to be removed from basilica
Family will rebury José Antonio Primo de Rivera in Madrid cemetery to pre-empt state exhumation

Sam Jones in Madrid

23, Apr, 2023 @4:28 PM

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Carlos Saura obituary
One of Spain’s most celebrated directors best known for his 1990 film ¡Ay Carmela!

Michael Eaude

21, Feb, 2023 @12:50 PM

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Spain’s new citizenship law for Franco exiles offers hope in Latin America
Consulates inundated with inquiries, with 700,000 descendants thought to be entitled to fast-track nationality

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

27, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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HBO Max series ¡García! brings fictional Francoist spy to small screen
Show portrays adventures of agent who wakes from cryogenic sleep to find himself in modern Spain

Sam Jones in Madrid

25, Oct, 2022 @2:29 PM

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