Tag Archives: Francisco Franco

The Trials of Baltasar Garzón

Spanish magistrate Baltasar Garzón continues to sit on the opposite side of the bench inside  Spain’s supreme court. Garzón, lauded globally as a defender of human rights, is currently defending himself in his second trial where he is accused of breaking … Continue reading

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75 Years Ago Today: Francisco Franco’s Fascist Conquest of Spain Begins

It was on this day in 1936 when Francisco Franco (born Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco y Bahamonde, 4 December 1892 – 20 November 1975) led Spanish military forces in the Canary Islands in a coup d’etat against the Second Spanish Republic, … Continue reading

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