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Spanish government sets its sights on Franco-era figures buried in Toledo for next exhumations

SOURCES from the Spanish government have confirmed to reporters that they are already studying the next exhumations of Franco-era military figures, after three coffins...

Franco-era general responsible for 45,000 executions quietly exhumed from basilica in Seville

THE REMAINS of a Franco-era general were removed from the Macarena basilica in Seville last night, an exhumation that was carried out as part...

Spain’s government to strip Franco and nine other figures from the regime of medals

THE SPANISH government announced on Thursday that it is to strip former dictator Francisco Franco of the Medal of Merit in Labour, an award...

Explainer: What will be the effects of Spain’s new Democratic Memory Law?

EARLIER this month, the Socialist Party-led central government approved a new piece of legislation: the Democratic Memory Law. The legislation passed with 128 votes...

Founder of Spain’s fascist Falange party to be exhumed from Valley of the Fallen by family

THE family of José Antonio Primo de Rivera, the founder of Spain’s fascist Falange party, has announced that it will privately exhume the politician’s...

Spain’s Prado Museum pledges to return artworks that were stolen during the Civil War and Franco dictatorship

Madrid’s Prado Museum, which is home to works by Goya, El Greco and Velázquez, has announced that it wants to return the artworks it...

Grandson of Republican colonel embarks on quest to recover paintings stolen by Franco regime

IN the wake of the Spanish Civil War, Republican Colonel José Sicardo Jiménez- Córdova and his wife Mariana Carderera had little choice but to...

Spain’s solicitor general takes legal action against Franco family in bid to take ownership of assets in summer home

SPAIN’S solicitor general’s office is taking legal action against the family of Francisco Franco in a bid to take ownership of 564 items that...

Search for Spanish Civil War victim unearths Visigothic remains

THE search for the remains of a teenage woman executed by Franco’s fascist forces for her temerity in embroidering a Republican flag has found...

Valencia street to be renamed to honour cartoonist killed by Franco during Spain’s dictatorship 

VALENCIA city is to name a street after famous cartoon artist Carlos Gomez Carrera, also known as ´Bluff´, who was shot after lampooning fascist...

EXPLAINED: Anarchy, assassinations & acrimony – the rich & violent history of Labour Day in Spain

THIS SUNDAY sees Labour Day celebrated in Spain, a national holiday originating back to 1889 that was outlawed for decades under Franco. The Día del...

The clocks have gone forward but thanks to fascism Spain is still stuck in the wrong time zone

SPAIN’S clocks, like those across the rest of the EU and the UK, have once again rolled forward an hour to Central European Summer...

Franco fan who plotted to kill Spain’s PM over exhumation of dictator goes on trial in Barcelona

AN admirer of Franco who plotted to kill Spain’s Prime Minister over plans to exhume the fascist dictator, is facing 18 years in jail...

Blas Infante: Who was the ‘father of Andalucia’ killed by a Francoist firing squad in 1936?

THIS year Andalucia Day falls on Monday – February 28 – as Spain's most populous region enjoys a deserved day of rest. The annual public...

Highway to hell: The tragic story of how thousands of people were slaughtered by Franco’s forces as they fled...

IN one of Spain’s darkest chapters, thousands of civilians were massacred whilst fleeing from Malaga to Almeria in what has been dubbed ‘southern Spain’s...

OPINION: Why is Spain still failing when it comes to transparency?

THE Olive Press has recently reported on how dismal many of Spain’s town halls are when it comes to transparency. And now comes the confirmation...

Glass eye found during the exhumation of remains of a mass grave at cemetery in Spain helps to identify...

THE skeletal remains of a man executed at the hands of General Franco has been uncovered in Alicante - and thanks to his ‘perfectly’...

EXECUTED: Freedom fighters from Spain’s Franco era exhumed in Costa Blanca town revealing bullet wounds to the head

SEVEN bodies out of 14 exhumed from in Alicante are believed to be of freedom fighters that were executed during the height of Franco’s...

Dictator Franco concentration camp with ‘mass graves’ nearby to be rebuilt as information centre on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALBATERA'S concentration camp, discovered only in 2020, is to become an information and interpretation centre. One of the derelict barrack buildings at the site will...

Spain’s Castellon spends €26 million on memorial statue to civil war dead

CASTELLON authorities have allocated €26,000 euros to the construction of a memorial statue which will pay homage to the victims of the Spanish Civil...

Legal row brews over Franco’s flowery bathroom sink at dictator’s summer palace

A FLOWERY basin where General Francisco Franco carried out his daily ablutions when at his summer palace in Galicia is at the centre of...

Barcelona’s People’s Olympiad: The story of the 1936 Protest Olympics that were derailed by the Spanish Civil War

BY Shannon Chaffers THE Tokyo Olympic Games will soon come to a close despite an initial rocky start under a shroud of controversy with Japan...

Court halts efforts to remove Franco monument in Catalunya after campaign by locals

A COURT has delayed an attempt to remove a monument inaugurated by General Francisco Franco to celebrate a victory during the Spanish Civil War...

STOP FASCISM: Two participants in far-right march in Spain’s Valencia become the first to be fined for displaying Franco...

Glorifying fascism is a very serious offence punished with fines of between €2,000 and €10,000.

Digging for Franco’s victims: British team from Cranfield University join search for Spain’s Civil War dead

A TEAM of British archaeologists have started to exhume and identify victims executed by the Franco regime after the Spanish Civil War. Several bodies with...

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...

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