When Franco gave to execute a chirigoteros

The indignados who censure the humor of a chirigota for proposing the guillotine for Puigdemont may not know that the Cadiz Carnival has suffered for decades a harsh repression for making fun of everyone. The carnival is up to the plume of reprimands, shortcuts and mamoneos that try to stop…

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The buried memory of the Sales prison

The Madrid City Council has launched a project to remember the female prison of Ventas, the most populated in Spain in the 36 years it worked. Devised in the Republic as a hospital jail, in the dictatorship it became a warehouse for left-wing dams, crammed into unhealthy conditions under the…

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Casa Cornide: So Franco’s wife stole a mansion in A Coruña

The elites of the Francoism designed a complex administrative operation that involved several state institutions so that the dictator and his wife, Carmen Franco, could take control of the Casa Cornide, a 19th century palace located in the old part of A Coruña, now rated in millions of euros, and…

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