Debate about Valley of the Vallen heats up

June 19, 2011

Guy Hedgecoe covers the continuing controversy over the Valle de los Caídos for the Deutsche Welle:

Three decades after the transition to democracy that followed Franco’s death, the Socialist government intends now to turn the monument into a symbol of reconciliation between the two sides in the Civil War, which started in 1936 and ended in 1939. Ramon Jáuregui, a government minister, has set up a commission of experts to decide what should be done with the Valley of the Fallen. Their report is due in five months.

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