20 Jul, 2017 @ 16:36
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Malaga mayor denounced for refusing to change name of ‘last Franco town of Andalucia’

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AN Andalucia mayor is being sued for refusing to change his town’s name.

Toñi Ledesma was ordered to change the name of the Malaga town Villafranco del Guadalhorce in 2015.

It came after legislation called for three municipalities with Franco connotations to alter their titles.

The other two, Bembezar del Cuadillo in Cordoba and Queipo de Llano in Sevilla, both obliged.

Lawyer Eduardo Ranz said the small town is ‘the last place in Andalucia that refers to Francisco Franco and his dictatorship.’

Mayor Ledesma argued the town hall has received no complaints, before adding that she would never alter its name without consulting residents.

President of the Malaga Association of Historic Memory Jose Sanchez denounced the council for their lack of action.

“Imagine if we had a village called ‘Villa de Hitler’ or ‘Villa de Mussolini’, we would all like to change that,” he complained.


Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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  1. First of all, re-writing history is never a good thing. And certainly not from outsiders under the guise of the current left wing mania of political correctness. Under that argument, then if Spain wanted Gibraltar to change it’s name against the will of the local population, they should do so? Secondly, comparing Franco to Hitler is simply ridiculous. Thirdly, for all the lemming-like Brits who have been taught to hate Franco, I suppose a Godless and communist dictatorship under Stalin would have been better? Hundreds of thousands starved and executed as political opponents? Not to mention spending 50 years behind a mountainous iron curtain along the Pyrenees? Lastly, I also assume then that the hundreds of thousands of Allied lives and the millions of civilian casualties that were saved because Franco kept Spain out of WWII, are also meaningless and need to be re-written out of history as well? Oh and by the way, I think London should change its name to Londonistan, to better reflect its diversity and tolerance. So because I say so, you must do it!

  2. “Malaga mayor denounced” My piece of advice to the Mayor would be , go get some legal counsel from the F. Franco Foundation, plenty of legal cases have been won.

  3. Pathetic fascists never really go away. They merely keep their heads down until they feel safe enough to pretend that they are the misunderstood good guys.
    Got news for you Nazis, memory of murder and oppression will outlive all of you, your lies will not prevail.

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