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Spain exhumes Franco's embalmed body from opulent tomb

Oct 24, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Some 22 relatives of the late dictator witness the opening of the grave near Madrid, which has been a draw for both tourists and right-wing sympathizers

EXHUMATION. Family members Prince Louis Alphonse of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou (L) and Francis Franco (C) carry the coffin of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco out of the basilica of the Valle de los Caidos (Valley of the Fallen) mausoleum in San Lorenzo del Escorial on October 24, 2019. Photo by Juan Carlos Hidalgo/Pool/AFP

Spain court approves exhumation of Franco's remains

Sep 24, 2019 - 6:27 PM

(UPDATED) In a unanimous ruling, the court decides 'to completely reject the appeal lodged by the family in relation to Francisco Franco's exhumation'

TO BE EXHUMED. The grave of Spain's General Francisco Franco is pictured on July 03, 2018 in San Lorenzo del Escorial, near Madrid at the Valle de los Caidos (The Valley of the Fallen), a monument to the Francoist combatants who died during the Spanish civil war and Franco's final resting place. File photo by Oscar Del Pozo/AFP

Spanish court suspends exhumation of Franco remains

Jun 04, 2019 - 8:39 PM

The court says in a statement it has decided unanimously to suspend the exhumation to avoid 'harm' that could be caused if it was ultimately found that his remains should not have been moved

Spain to exhume Franco's remains in June

Mar 15, 2019 - 9:48 PM

The move has long been talked about by sympathizers of the left-leaning government but fiercely resisted by Francisco Franco's family and many on the right

TO BE EXHUMED. The grave of Spain's General Francisco Franco is pictured on July 03, 2018 in San Lorenzo del Escorial, near Madrid at the Valle de los Caidos (The Valley of the Fallen), a monument to the Francoist combatants who died during the Spanish civil war and Franco's final resting place. File photo by Oscar Del Pozo/AFP

Spain set for verdict in first 'stolen babies' trial

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:34 AM

Eduardo Vela, an 85-year-old former gynecologist who used to run a clinic, is the first to stand trial for alleged involvement in the baby trafficking

Spain passes decree allowing Franco exhumation

Aug 24, 2018 - 6:16 PM

(UPDATED) Friday's decision is announced by Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo, but the decree will still have to be approved in parliament

PEDRO SANCHEZ. Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez speaks during a press conference to announce his new cabinet members at La Moncloa palace in Madrid on June 6, 2018. File photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Burying a dictator: How other countries did it

Sep 07, 2016 - 12:00 PM

UPDATED Many countries have struggled with reconciling a dictator’s burial with their history

Why Marcos’ final resting place matters

Aug 31, 2016 - 9:00 AM

History is a powerful force President Duterte cannot dismiss