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Two-thirds of mass graves containing Franco era victims have been exhumed in Spain’s Valencia region

TWO-THIRDS of identified mass graves in the Valencian Community containing executed victims during General Franco's regime have been exhumed. Figures published on a new regional...

EXPLAINER: Why December 6 is a very important holiday for Spain

CONSTITUTION Day is a bank holiday across Spain every December 6 and marks the anniversary of the referendum which approved a new constitution for...

General Franco supporters face penalties for chanting fascist slogans at Madrid rally in Spain

AROUND a hundred people could be fined following a Madrid gathering on Sunday commemorating the anniversary of the 1975 death of dictator General Francisco...

Democratic Memory law enacted in Spain to bring justice to victims of brutal General Franco regime

SPAIN'S Democratic Memory law was enacted on Friday allowing relatives of General Francisco Franco's victims to find out what happened to them. At least 114,000...

Spain’s government tries to overturn new Murcia airport name over link to General Franco

SPAIN'S Superior Court will hear a bid to overturn the naming of Murcia's airport at Corvera in tribute to local air pioneer, Juan de...

MPs in Spain back new law to enshrine memory of people killed by General Franco regime

SPANISH MPs have approved a new law that will enshrine the memory of victims of dictator General Franco. The bill was backed by 173 lawmakers...

Army captain in Spain faces sack for ordering soldiers to kneel outside General Franco mausoleum

SPAIN'S armed forces have suspended an army captain after video footage appeared showing his soldiers kneeling at the former burial site of dictator General...

Murcia’s airport set to be renamed after local inventor despite opposition from government in Spain

THE battle to rename Murcia's international airport at Corvera in honour of a local air pioneer has taken a new turn. The region's Governing Council,...

Right-wing weapons collector who made WhatsApp death threats against Spain’s PM, Pedro Sanchez, is jailed

A 66-year-old right-wing gun enthusiast from Catalunya has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years after making threats to kill Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez. The National Court...

Large Francoist symbol to be removed from Costa Blanca city square in Spain despite right-wing opposition

A major Francoist symbol in Elche is to be removed and replaced by an open-air museum of memory to victims of the Spanish Civil...

Far-right Vox party gets first taste of regional government power in Spain

THE far-right Vox party has achieved its first foothold in running a regional government in Spain after it secured a coalition deal on Thursday...

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’...

Madrid court acquits artist of desecrating Spanish dictator General Franco’s tomb with red paint

AN artist who painted a dove and a slogan on top of dictator General Franco's tomb has been acquitted of desecration. Madrid's Provincial Court also...

Partido Popular’s Pablo Casado criticised for attending Andalucia church service in memory of Spain’s dictator General Franco

The leader of Spain's conservative Partido Popular has been criticised for attending a church service in memory of the dictator General Franco. Pablo Casado attended...

General Franco photo causes cancellation of Costa Blanca church service dedicated to people killed during Spain’s turbulent history

AN Alicante church service remembering 'those who fell for God and for Spain' has been cancelled after a promotional poster featured photos of dictators...

Gold coins plus Nazi and Francoist treasures owned by deceased German are discovered on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A collection of Nazi and Francoist medals as well as valuable gold coins owned by a deceased German Costa Blanca resident are set to...

Spain’s ministers back law to fine people up to €140,000 for publicly supporting ex-dictator General Franco

A draft 'Law on Democratic Memory' that bans public expressions of support for the ex-dictator, General Francisco Franco, has been backed by the Spanish...

Anti-fascist Brigades fighter from Valencia area of Spain who resisted Franco as a teenager dies, aged 101

THE last known survivor of the International Brigades who fought against General Franco and the fascists in the Spanish Civil War has died, aged...

Spain set to exhume Franco victims from controversial Valley of the Fallen and return them to relatives for burial

SPAIN'S government is set to approve an immediate €650,000 of funding to exhume and identify victims of the country's Civil War that were buried...

Executed victims of General Franco to be exhumed from mass grave on Spain’s Costa Blanca

WORK will start at Alicante cemetery next week to exhume the bodies of 11 people murdered between 1939 and 1945 during the fascist regime...

Far-right wing graffiti smeared at Franco concentration camp site on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN INFORMATION board at the site of an infamous concentration camp in Alicante Province has been daubed with the name of Spain's far-right political...

Bodies of executed Franco opponents to be exhumed from common grave on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE BODIES of 17 people executed because they opposed dictator General Franco, will be exhumed from a common grave and given individual resting places. The...

New orders for controversial Franco era villa built on historic site on Spain’s northern Costa Blanca

THE OWNERS of a Javea villa built on Roman land in the Franco era have received a second demand in two months from the...

Scores of Franco’s victims to be exhumed and given dignified burials across Spain’s Costa Blanca

VICTIMS of Spain’s notorious dictator, General Franco, are to be exhumed across the region, with a tender process for the contract recently launched. The €88,000...

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

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

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