Guardian covers new mass grave map

May 9, 2011
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An exhumation at La Pedraja (Burgos). Photo by Mabel García for El País

The Guardian‘s Giles Tremlett explains the significance of the new national map identifying thousands of mass grave sites in Spain, which was published last week:

Presenting the results of almost four years of work, the interior minister, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, said: “No human being should be buried in a ditch.” Not everyone, however, agrees that the government of prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero has achieved its aim of closing wounds. “It is an aberration,” complained Maria Eugenia Yague, daughter of one of Franco’s most infamous civil war generals, in a recent letter to the defence ministry after her father’s bust was removed from a sports centre in nearby Burgos. “This is no way to govern.”

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One Response to “ Guardian covers new mass grave map ”

  1. Margarita on May 11, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Should I met Ms. Yagüe, I will tell her that Franco’s -and her father’s- rising against the Spanish Republic, was “no way to opppose a freely elected government”.

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