When the fascist government finally fell apart in Spain there was a ‘transition’ and an amnesty law. After 40 years in power the ‘rabid right’ and the Church owned most property and wealth and to this day they hold power behind the scenes, controlling the police, army and judiciary.( really, they control the High Court).
Half a million died in the fascist takeover, and they executed over 100,000 more afterwards. All Spain is littered with mass graves and associations of relatives pay to have them dug up and analyzed. You can’t get any official help, even the invented crimes for the mass summary executions are still legally valid.
The amnesty law still stands-. There is no closure. No justice. The Spanish State, monarchy and religion are founded on gigantic mass butchery, life sentences and the worst tortures imaginable. No wonder they’re not popular!
The criminals and their heirs are still managing their fortunes and living in luxury. The Church owns half the country and pays no tax. Britain, France and the USA of course helped set up the regime. They always armed, aided and shared profits from the Fascist reign of terror for 40 years.
Now another well known but buried fascist crime has gone public, due to a documentary by the BBC, boosting their ratings and income.
Over 300,000 babies were taken from their parents, often by nuns who controlled the hospitals, and sold, right up till the 1970s.
At that time, the motivation may have been ideological. But years later, it seemed to change – babies began to be taken from parents considered morally – or economically – deficient. It became a money-spinner, too.
The scandal is closely linked to the Catholic Church, which under Franco assumed a prominent role in Spain’s social services including hospitals, schools and children’s homes.
Nuns and priests compiled waiting lists of would-be adoptive parents, while doctors were said to have lied to mothers about the fate of their children.
The name of one doctor, Dr Eduardo Vela, has come up in a number of victim investigations. Dr Vela is confronted with the allegations in the documentary.
In 1981, Civil Registry sources indicate that 70% of births at Dr Vela’s San Ramon clinic in Madrid were registered as “mother unknown.”read lots more on BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15335899