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Spain wants to ramp up search for Franco victims in mass graves

Madrid - Nearly a year after relocating Franco's remains, Spain's leftist government approved a draft bill Tuesday which will finance the exhumation of victims of his dictatorship and the country's 1936-39 civil war that preceded it from hundreds of mass graves...

Spain exhumes Franco's embalmed body from opulent tomb

Madrid - Spain on Thursday exhumed the embalmed body of Francisco Franco from a grandiose state mausoleum ahead of its relocation it to a more discreet grave in a country still conflicted over the dictator's decades-long regime.

No building permit needed for Franco exhumation, Spain's Supreme court rules

Madrid - The Spanish government does not need a building permit to remove the remains of late dictator Francisco Franco from a grandiose mausoleum near Madrid, Spain's Supreme Court said in a ruling made public Monday rejecting an appeal against the exhumation ...

Spanish 'stolen baby' activist learns mother gave her up voluntarily

Madrid - The first woman recognised by Spanish courts as one of the "stolen babies" of the Franco dictatorship has found her biological family who told her she had in fact been given up voluntarily for adoption by her mother, public prosecutors said Thursday.

At Franco's tomb, protesters rally against moving his body

San Lorenzo De El Escorial - At least 1,000 people gathered at the grandiose tomb of the late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco on Sunday to protest against Madrid's plans to move his body, an AFP photographer said.

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