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Should Spain Close Franco's Tomb?

Every year around this time, a tempest brews in the mountains just north of Madrid. On the weekend closest to Nov. 20, devotees of Francisco Franco, who died on...

At Last, Spain Faces Up to Franco's Guilt

Germany had the Nuremberg trials. Italy took justice into its own hands by executing Mussolini and hanging him upside down in Milan's Piazzale Loreto. France...

The Fight over Franco's Palace

Two weddings took place at the Pazo de Meiras in northwestern Spain on Friday. In one, held in the chapel of the faux-medieval palace, the real Leticia...

Farewell To Franco

Unlike his allies Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, Francisco Franco survived World War II, retaining his dictatorial grip on Spain for another 30 years. Even...

SPAIN: Edging Away from Franco

Spain's aging Generalissimo Franco dressed up recently in his fanciest uniform and medals to pay a visit to his home region of Galicia on the occasion of the...

SPAIN: AFTER FRANCO: HOPE AND FEAR

As advancing age began taking its inexorable toll, Francisco Franco periodically pledged to his countrymen that he would rule Spain only "as long as God gives...

SPAIN: Toward an Uncertain Future

Although Francisco Franco is 81 and in failing health, the announcement was a shock. He had entered a Madrid hospital for treatment of phlebitis* in his right...

SPAIN: The Unsolved Problems of Succession

HIS flesh hangs on an aged frame. His mouth sags. His palsied right hand sometimes shakes so badly that he must grip it in his left. His voice, always shrill,...

SPAIN: It All Hinges On Franco and God

For an ailing man of 82, it was a heroic performance. For a full 90 minutes last week, General Francisco Franco, dictator of Spain for the past 36 years, stood...

SPAIN: A Defiant Franco Answers His Critics

Holding himself stiffly in his sashed and braided blue uniform, Generalissimo Francisco Franco stepped out onto the balcony of the Royal Palace overlooking...

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