16th February 2019

Valley of the Fallen

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Franco Foundation to appeal dictator’s exhumation

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The Spanish government, which has pledged to exhume Francisco Franco from his opulent mausoleum, on Friday gave the late dictator‘s family two weeks to decide
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Spotlight: ‘When you attack Franco, you attack over half of Spain’

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Luis Alfonso de Borbon, the great-grandson of Franco, is leading opposition to Spain’s bid to remove the dictator’s remains from an opulent mausoleum where they
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656 municipalities ordered to remove Franco symbols

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Spain’s justice ministry has ordered more than 600 municipalities across the country to remove symbols honouring the dictatorship of Francisco Franco which are still on display
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PP and Cs abstain in vote to condemn Franco

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The Spanish Senate condemned the period of the Franco dictatorship on Wednesday, but members of the People’s Party (PP) and Ciudadanos (Cs) abstained. The two big
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Barcelona to revoke medal awarded to Franco

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Barcelona City Council is to revoke a medal awarded to the late dictator Francisco Franco in 1964, that marked 25 years since the victory of
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Spanish artist defaces Franco tomb

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A Spanish artist, Enrique Terneiro, painted a red dove and the slogan ‘For Freedom‘ on Francisco Franco’s tomb on Wednesday, at the vast mausoleum near Madrid where
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Vatican backs Spain’s search for Franco reburial

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The Vatican said Tuesday it agreed with Spain’s efforts to find an alternative to the Madrid cathedral as a place to rebury late dictator Francisco
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Spain approves exhumation of Franco

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Spanish lawmakers on Thursday approved a decree by the Socialist government authorising the exhumation of late dictator Francisco Franco from a vast mausoleum near Madrid.