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Digging up Franco: Spain divided over dictator’s legacy

In this photo taken on Friday, July 13, 2018, people stand around the tomb of former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco inside the basilica at the Valley of the Fallen monument near El Escorial, outside Madrid.  (AP Photo/Andrea Comas) MADRID (AP) — Even in his grave, the 20th-century dictator who ruled …

How to Dig Up a Dictator | The New Republic

Can exhuming Francisco Franco make a Spanish Civil War monument less fascist? Thirty miles northwest of Madrid lies one of Europe’s largest mass graves. Inside a massive underground basilica blasted into a mountain, the remains of over 34,000 people who “fell for God and Spain” rest in honor alongside the …