The Adventures of Franco’s Children

Though Spain’s dictatorship ended years ago, Franco’s descendants refuse to leave the stage.

Last week, a Galician court ruled that the Francos’ long-term summer residence, Pazo de Meirás, should pass into state ownership. The grand estate had been gifted to ‘the Founder of the New Empire, Head of State, Generalísimo of the Armies and Caudillo of Spain, Francisco Franco Bahamonde’ by a group of his supporters in 1938. Franco gratefully accepted it, before conducting a fake sale to himself in 1941 so that it…