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Valley of the Fallen: How archaelogists are planning a massive dig at Franco’s legacy

A NEW look at the lives of the prisoners who built the Valley of Fallen aims to give it a more acceptable spin, writes...

Spain’s Palma de Mallorca ‘erases’ Franco’s memory by renaming streets linked to dictator

Mayor Jose Hila said that ‘erasing Franco's heritage from the streets was not only a legal obligation, but also a moral obligation towards his victims’

Historical memory: Barcelona university enlisted to document Spain’s Valley of the Fallen victims

FAMILIES of the victims buried at the Valley of the Fallen will soon receive information on their loved ones thanks to a new collaboration...

A NATION DIVIDED: Spain’s bloody past is still causing divisions today

IMAGINE if, rather than losing the Second World War and committing suicide in Berlin, Adolf Hitler had successfully invaded the British Isles and ruled...

THE FALL OF FRANCO: Valencia Guardia Civil remove fascist symbols from city barracks

Shields had previously been taken down from schools, churches, and army headquarters

Spain’s Cordoba changes the name of two streets back to names of people associated with the Franco regime

TWO streets in Cordoba have reverted their names back to what they used to be a year ago.

International Women’s Day: We sit down with a feisty Franco survivor honoured for her heroics in fascist, male-dominated Spain

‘TO tell a woman everything she cannot do, is to tell her what she can’ is a Spanish proverb that perfectly fits Isabel Marquez...

EXPLAINER: Why some renters in Madrid pay as little as €7 a month

Quick thinking property investors are, however, jumping on these properties as the landlords are wanting to wash their hands of the commitment

Feminist protesters bare their chests at neo-fascists commemorating Franco’s death in Spain’s Madrid.

The women had the slogans ‘neither honour or glory in fascism’ written on their torsos and ‘stop 20-n' on their backs

As Spain’s General Election looms, Heather Galloway recalls her day watching Franco be exhumed from his Madrid tomb

As we watched, alongside me there were murmurings of indignation and rage

The Olive Press sent Heather Galloway to Madrid to witness a moment of Spanish history

A short while after, the helicopter carrying Franco could be seen rising overhead and a cry went up of ‘Franco lives!’

OPINION: Franco’s last day in the spotlight let Spain breathe clearly again

Finally a mass murderer has been moved away from the 30,000 he killed.

Franco sympathisers gather at Valley of the Fallen amid tight security as Spain’s former dictator Francisco Franco is exhumed

The exhumation has been fiercely criticised by Franco sympathisers and far-right party Vox.

Monks say Spain’s government can’t exhume dictator Franco’s body because he is buried in ‘sacred place’

The Abbey of the Valley of the Fallen sits on ground under which Franco is buried.

Spain’s Supreme Court gives go ahead for reburial of former dictator Francisco Franco

Pedro Sanchez’s socialist government had pledged to move the ex-tyrant‘s body from underneath the monument.

Jack Gaioni explores the horrors of a Civil War concentration camp and Franco’s grip on the Spanish press

 IF you were hoping for a ‘feel good’ article, read no further. If you were hoping for some logical, ‘moral-to-the story account’ - again, read...

Spain’s Government SEIZES former dictator General Franco’s €5 million summer palace over its ‘fraudulent’ sale

It comes as Pedro Sanchez’s PSOE administration has pushed on with a plan to exhume the remains of the Fascist dictator

REMEMBERING THE ROSES: Spain second only to Cambodia for missing persons as mass women’s grave is set to be...

The 16 mothers, daughters and grandmothers rounded up that day were never seen again

BOLLOCKS: Brit historian slams Spain’s supreme court after delays to Franco reburial

The claim, which Preston labelled 'bollocks,' was made during a hearing into the removal of Franco's body from the hulking mausoleum in Spain's Valley of the Fallen

Spain’s Supreme Court blocks reburial of General Franco just days before body due to be dug up

The arguments of his family against removing him from the Valley of the Fallen rested on the ‘irreparable’ damage it would cause

Secret grave of Franco victims discovered in Madrid cemetery

Thousand of people were shot in Madrid by Franco’s regime following the end of the civil war, the 80th anniversary of which is marked this year

Pope backs Spain plan to dig up General Franco grave

The Pope's right hand man has written to Spain´s deputy Prime Minister to lend support for moving former dictator´s remains

Franco’s body WILL be dug up just hours after Spain’s Pedro Sanchez calls snap general election

Sanchez has said he wants to proceed immediately with digging up the former dictator, and wants to complete the plan before summer

Fascist vandals paint Nazi swastikas on cultural centre in northern Spain

"We will continue to be profoundly antifascist and committed to the rights and freedoms"

WATCH: Topless female protestors in Madrid kicked and punched by Franco supporters

Bare-breasted Femen activists, who had the slogan 'Legal Fascism, National Shame' painted across their chests, stormed Franco remembrance rally

WATCH: Man defaces General Franco’s tomb in Madrid with red paint and is dragged away by security guards

The protest was sparked by growing tension surrounding the planned exhumation of the remains of General Franco from the Valley of the Fallen

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