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Francisco Franco

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  • 70 years of 'shock and awe'

    SEVENTY YEARS AGO, on April 26, 1937, at 4:40 in the afternoon when the stone-walled, medieval Basque town of Guernica was packed with peasants, shoppers and refugees for its Monday afternoon market along the riverfront, a church bell rang out. The...
  • Still seeing Red

    An exhibition at a New York museum celebrating the Abraham Lincoln Brigade -- a band of left-wing, largely communist American volunteers who fought against Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War about 70 years ago -- is criticized by anti-Stalinist...
  • Latin America Digest: Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico

     
    Today’s One-Line News Briefs: -- San Jose, Costa Rica — Former Costa Rican President Miguel Angel Rodriguez went on trial Wednesday in a corruption case that forced him to resign as head of the Organization of American States six years ago. -- Miami...
  • Irrelevant Fidel won't go easily, just quietly

     
    Fidel Castro has been dying for so long I???m reminded of the running gag Chevy Chase did on Saturday Night Live/Weekend Update when another dictator finally succumbed after a lengthy illness: ???Francisco Franco is still dead.??? Castro might still be......
  • Cuban crowds long to be Spanish

    The primary school teacher sounded conflicted. Something about her pursuit of Spanish citizenship didn't seem right. "The children shouldn't know that I'm applying," said Maria, waiting along with dozens of other Cubans outside the barbed-wired walls...
  • Juan Antonio Samaranch dead at 89

    Juan Antonio Samaranch dead at 89
    Juan Antonio Samaranch made choices that compromised the modern Olympics even as he helped save them in 21 years as International Olympic Committee president. Samaranch's ethics were situational, reflecting the character of a man whose life's work was...
  • Juan Antonio Samaranch dies at 89; longtime Olympics chief

    Juan Antonio Samaranch dies at 89; longtime Olympics chief
    Juan Antonio Samaranch, former president of the International Olympic Committee who took the organization from financial instability and turmoil and steered it to global influence and prosperity, only to see his legacy tarnished by the specter of doping...
  • Dr. Ignacio Ponseti dies at 95; invented nonsurgical treatment for clubfoot

    Dr. Ignacio Ponseti dies at 95; invented nonsurgical treatment for clubfoot
    Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, a refugee from the Spanish Civil War who created a nonsurgical way of treating clubfoot in infants that prevented a lifetime of disability, died Oct. 18 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinic. He was 95 and had suffered a stroke...
  • Madrid to Barcelona in a flash

    Madrid to Barcelona in a flash
    When President Obama announced plans in April to spend $13 billion in federal stimulus funds on developing high-speed rail in America, he invoked the usual role models -- Japan, China and France -- as examples of fast-train culture. He also praised...