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# franco - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Spain exhumes Franco's remains and moves him from huge basilica to discreet grave
# Civil War Politics
# Civil War Politics

Spain exhumes Franco's remains and moves him from huge basilica to discreet grave

Oct 24th 2019, 1:15 PM 30,605 Views 64 Comments

The former dictator’s body will be reburied alongside that of his wife.

# franco - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Spanish Supreme Court approves exhumation of Franco's remains
# Dictator
# Dictator

Spanish Supreme Court approves exhumation of Franco's remains

Sep 24th 2019, 4:18 PM 20,439 Views 22 Comments

The ruling has been hailed as “a great victory for Spanish democracy” by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

# franco - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

'A person who played God': Eleven year sentence sought for accused in Spain 'stolen babies' trial
# Spain
# Spain

'A person who played God': Eleven year sentence sought for accused in Spain 'stolen babies' trial

Sep 4th 2018, 9:59 PM 17,280 Views 0 Comments

New mothers were told their babies had died suddenly within hours of birth but they were given or sold to another family.

# franco - Friday 24 August, 2018

Spain passes decree to exhume Franco from mausoleum
# Exhumed
# Exhumed

Spain passes decree to exhume Franco from mausoleum

Aug 24th 2018, 4:22 PM 26,941 Views 26 Comments

It was long used as a place to pay tribute to Franco on the anniversary of his death, but that was stopped by a 2007 law.

# franco - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'I was told to stop crying': Spain to begin first ever Franco-era 'stolen babies' trial
# Dark Chapter
# Dark Chapter

'I was told to stop crying': Spain to begin first ever Franco-era 'stolen babies' trial

Jun 26th 2018, 7:04 AM 16,604 Views 62 Comments

It is suspected that thousands of babies were taken from their mothers, who were told they’d died.

# franco - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Abducted by a dictator - Spain's 'stolen babies'
# Political Kidnap
# Political Kidnap

Abducted by a dictator - Spain's 'stolen babies'

Feb 25th 2017, 8:05 AM 19,558 Views 23 Comments

Thousands upon thousands of infants were taken during Franco’s dictatorship.

# franco - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Memorial to honour six Limerick men who fought in Spanish Civil War
# Gone But Not Forgotten
# Gone But Not Forgotten

Memorial to honour six Limerick men who fought in Spanish Civil War

Sep 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 13,385 Views 45 Comments

The six men joined the International Brigade in its fight with the Republican side against Franco’s army.

# franco - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Did Franco steal the 1968 Eurovision from Cliff Richard and Phil Coulter?
# El Generalísimo
# El Generalísimo

Did Franco steal the 1968 Eurovision from Cliff Richard and Phil Coulter?

May 3rd 2014, 4:15 PM 16,281 Views 15 Comments

Spain’s Terry Wogan says he might have… Cliff’s still waiting for an apology… Coulter says he was so shocked to lose the contest — he even smoked a cigarette.

# franco - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Spain: Woman reunited with her mother 50 years after being abducted
# Spain
# Spain

Spain: Woman reunited with her mother 50 years after being abducted

Jan 19th 2013, 4:56 PM 20,000 Views 7 Comments

The unnamed woman is said to be one of numerous alleged cases of “stolen babies” from the Franco era.

# franco - Monday 27 February, 2012

Spanish judge acquitted in controversial jurisdiction trial
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish judge acquitted in controversial jurisdiction trial

Feb 27th 2012, 5:52 PM 2,604 Views 3 Comments

Baltasar Garzon did not knowingly violate the limits of his jurisdiction when investigating atrocities linked to the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, judges ruled today.

# franco - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Spanish judge testifies at his own trial over inquiries into Franco era atrocities
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish judge testifies at his own trial over inquiries into Franco era atrocities

Jan 31st 2012, 12:06 PM 1,289 Views 2 Comments

Baltasar Garzon defiantly rejected charges he overstepped his jurisdiction by probing right wing atrocities during and after the Spanish civil war.