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Latest sculpture of Franco as a punching ball is sweet revenge

Sculptor Eugenio Merino got into trouble a while back for his work depicting the former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco inside a Coca-Cola fridge. He won the case launched by the Franco Foundation, and now his latest work is pure, sweet revenge.

Spain's PSOE wants Francisco Franco's remains dug up and moved

Madrid - Spain's main opposition party, the Socialist PSOE announced on Tuesday that it wants a congressional debate on the exhumation of dictator Francisco Franco and Falange founder José Antonio Primo de Rivera, both entombed at the "Valley of the Fallen."

Arnold Swartzenegger visits Franco's monument in Madrid, Spain

Madrid - Arnold Swartzenegger was in Madrid recently with his Arnold Fighters, a mixed martial arts extravaganza laid on by the Hollywood star. While in town, he made a controversial decision to visit the "Valley of the Fallen", a monument to Francisco Franco.

Fascist flea market at school near Madrid shocks Spain

Quijorna - Spaniards are shocked by the news that a Nazi, Franco and fascist "memorabilia" market was held in a school gym in Quijorna on the outskirts of Madrid recently.

Spain might put the clocks back to boost the country's economy

Madrid - We're not actually talking about going back in time here, but Spanish lawmakers proposed on Thursday switching the country to a more appropriate time zone to make sleeping and eating times more regular, workers more productive.

Spanish High Court judge agrees to call former Franco officials

Madrid - Victims of torture by Franco's officials launched a case against four of the dictator's officers and warrants of arrest have been issued. The Spanish High Court has agreed to summon the former Franco officers wanted in Argentina.

Human rights lawyers demand arrest of 4 ex-Franco officials

Buenos Aires - Victims of torture during the brutal reign of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco are hoping they will finally see justice, as an Argentinian judge has issued arrest warrants for four former Franco officials.

Controversial Franco monument to be restored near Madrid

Madrid - Erected by Spanish general Francisco Franco and built by the hands of political prisoners, the "Valle de los Caídos" or "Valley of the Fallen" is a Catholic basilica, a monumental memorial, and also a controversial site.

Artist of 'Always Franco' fame found not guilty

Madrid - Artist Eugenio Merino stole the limelight at the ARCO modern art fair in Madrid last year with a satirical piece of art depicting Francisco Franco in full uniform, inside a Coca-Cola fridge. Then he got sued for his trouble.
 

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Frontal view of the Valle de los Caídos (Valley of the Fallen) and Santa Cruz basílica. El Escoria...
Frontal view of the Valle de los Caídos (Valley of the Fallen) and Santa Cruz basílica. El Escorial, Madrid, Spain.
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Abadía del Valle de los Caídos / Valley of the fallen Abbey (Madrid  Spain)
Abadía del Valle de los Caídos / Valley of the fallen Abbey (Madrid, Spain)
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Eugenio Merino with his piece of art  Always Franco
Eugenio Merino with his piece of art "Always Franco"
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Latest sculpture by Eugenio Merino of Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco as a punching ball.
Latest sculpture by Eugenio Merino of Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco as a punching ball.
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A sculpture by Eugenio Merino of former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco  frozen in a coca cola fri...
A sculpture by Eugenio Merino of former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, frozen in a coca cola fridge.
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