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Debunking some separatist myths about Catalonia

Separatist leader Lluís Companys (born 1882) was first sentenced to 30 years in prison on June 6th, 1935 for staging a coup d'état against...

July 1945: Franco fixes the rights, liberties and duties of Spaniards

Instead of a Constitution, from 1945 until after Franco’s death, the Fuero de los Españoles fixed the rights, liberties and duties of all Spaniards.

Otto Skorzeny: liberator of Mussolini and Mossad agent

Vienna-born Otto Skorzeny, who died in Madrid 45 years ago, was an enigmatic daredevil who served various masters.

Mers el-kebir or how to sink an ally’s fleet

In World War II, the British didn’t hesitate long before sinking the French Navy to prevent it from falling into German hands.

Pan-Iberian extremists caused first terrorism victim in Spain

60 years ago, a hardly-known leftist terrorist group killed a girl in Spain and went on to hijack a Portuguese cruiser.

The definitive disbandment of ETA: adieu to separatist murderers

After almost 60 years, the Basque terrorist organization ETA finally stopped operating in 2018.

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