Francisco Franco

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  In October 2019 the Spanish  government exhumed the remains of Franco from the dictator’s grandiose mausoleum outside Madrid, the Valley of the Fallen, and reburied them in a nearby cemetery. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty

Spain’s leftist government has unveiled details of a historical memory Bill which seeks to address the legacy of the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.(...)

Rodolfo Martin Villa: the former Spanish interior minister will give evidence before an Argentinian judge investigating several violent deaths during Spain’s transition to democracy. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty

A veteran Spanish politician is due to testify via video-link on Thursday before an Argentinian judge who is investigating his alleged role in several(...)

Spain’s former king Juan Carlos played a pivotal role in restoring democracy after the death of Gen Francisco Franco in 1975. File photograph: Getty

Spain’s royal household has confirmed that disgraced former king Juan Carlos is in the United Arab Emirates, two weeks after it was announced that he (...)

There are few recent falls from grace quite as vertiginous as that of Juan Carlos de Borbón, Spain’s former king. For decades, he was a poster boy for(...)

Spain’s then king Juan Carlos, photographed in Madrid in 2009. Photograph:  Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP via Getty Images)

The whereabouts of former king Juan Carlos remained a mystery on Tuesday after he abruptly left Spain under a cloud of scandal, and the Dominican Rep(...)

 The then Spanish King, Juan Carlos I, with Queen Sofia, during a visit to  the Spanish autonomous city of Ceuta, Africa, in November 2007. File photograph: Jose Luis Roca/AFP/Getty

Spain’s former king Juan Carlos is to leave the country and go into exile abroad following a series of damaging allegations about his financial arrang(...)

Josep Borrell: ‘I cannot imagine something more easy to produce than a mask, a piece of textile. And suddenly it became a critical thing.’ Photograph: Pool/Getty

How can the European Union defend the interests of its member states internationally amid a shifting global order? The man whose job is to make the 27(...)

Carlos García Juliá (with red bags) at Gaurulhos International Airport in São Paulo on Thursday prior to his extradition to Spain. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP

A man who took part in one of the most notorious politically motivated crimes of Spain’s recent history has been extradited from Brazil, where he had (...)

Ciudadanos party leader Albert Rivera poses with his motorbike before leaving the party’s headquarters for Herrera de Duero to attend a rally, in Valladolid, Spain. Photograph: JJ Guillen

Spaniards will vote in a general election this Sunday amid a political stalemate, renewed turmoil in Catalonia and fears of a surge by the far right. (...)

 Spanish dictator General Franco  inaugurates a number of new rooms in an army museum, on  March 11th, 1946. File photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

To reach the Valley of the Fallen, you drive up a steep, winding road through a pine forest 60km northwest of Madrid. It’s an idyllic spot, offering a(...)

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