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One major difference between Franco’s takeover of Spain is that many in the Western media are siding with Putin and blaming the US. President Obama is blamed for not stopping the invasion by the Russian dictator by the same
Given the fashion for Spanish Civil War books and films that make heroes of the Republican side, it would be tempting to think Franco had no allies...Jeremy Treglown sets off in search of them, and they prove easy to find. He visits the Valley of the
The Mars candy brand just released a teaser for its 30-second spot, set to air in the first half of the Feb. 2 broadcast. Not much is revealed, aside from some aerobics and an abduction via tranquilizer dart. New York, will promote peanut M&M's. "It'
They're also hoping to get more bang for their buck: A 30-second Super Bowl ad costs about $4 million. M&M's says the online teaser ad is a first for the company. "We see it as a very effective way to drive anticipation and allude to what the spot
When Marina Ginesta heard on 18 July 1936 that the Spanish military had risen against the country's democratically elected government, her first thought was that the army's rebellion was to stop the People's Olympiad, the alternative Olympic Games in
Seventy-five years after its conclusion, the Spanish Civil War can sometimes seem like a river of blood that led inexorably to the sea of horrors that was World War II. But Spain's battle was also a devastating conflict in its own right, killing
The first part of Marinaleda's miracle is that when their struggle to create utopia began, in the late 1970s, it was from a position of abject poverty. The village was suffering over 60 percent unemployment; it was a farming community with no land,
Francisco Franco on the 38th anniversary of his death, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Hundreds of people nostalgic for Spain's fascist past held a rally on Sunday to mark the 38th anniversary of dictator Francisco Franco's death.
The Spanish authorities’ refusal to address the legacy of Franco era disappearances is a betrayal of justice, Amnesty International said ahead of a key UN meeting that will take up the issue. Proposed reforms to Spain’s
The Fascist general was to rule Spain with an iron grip for 36 years The Spanish Civil War is considered a watershed moment in 20th century European history because it tipped the balance of power in favour of the Fascist movement. In 1929 the