The remains of Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco are presently kept in a mausoleum, along with the remains of some of his former enemies. Their relatives find this outrageous.
Plans to move the remains of Franco to a public cemetery on the outskirts of Madrid have been temporarily shelved. Judges said they need time to rule on an appeal by the former dictator's descendants.
Guadiana del Caudillo will alter its name to distance itself from the regime of Francisco Franco. The former Spanish dictator inaugurated the town in the 1950s, but change is coming due to a shift in local politics.
Spain is now one step closer to removing Francisco Franco from a mausoleum that also holds some of his victims. The government hopes that this will bring some closure to a country still reckoning with its past.
Groups idolizing Spanish dictator Franco will become illegal under plans presented by the new socialist government of Pedro Sanchez. Madrid also plans to fund the exhumation of mass graves from the Spanish Civil War.
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