Volunteers at the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory laboratory in Ponferrada. In common with her colleagues, Nuria Maqueda (left) is unable to find paid employument and now works full-time as a volunteer identifying mass graves containing anonymous victims of the civil war. Photogragh: Guy Hedgecoe

Nuria Maqueda is carefully cleaning the dirt off a bone with a small, fine-toothed brush. She still doesn’t kno(...)

Former Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco – a judge in Argentina has ordered the arrest of four men in Spain for alleged human rights abuses committed during the 1939-75 dictatorship. Photograph: Getty

A judge in Argentina has ordered the arrest of four men in Spain for alleged human rights abuses committed during the 1939-75 dictatorship of Francisc(...)