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Journal of No. 118

October 16th, 2011

Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead @ 08:40 am

But still in the news:

Hundreds of families who had babies taken from Spanish hospitals are now battling for an official government investigation into the scandal.

Several mothers say they were told their first-born children had died during or soon after they gave birth.

But the women, often young and unmarried, were told they could not see the body of the infant or attend their burial.

In reality, the babies were sold [for the approximate price of a condo] to childless couples whose devout beliefs and financial security meant that they were seen as more appropriate parents.

The children were trafficked by a secret network of doctors, nurses, priests and nuns in a widespread practice that began during General Franco’s dictatorship and continued until the early Nineties.
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Date:October 17th, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
This reminds me of a funny story about my dad. We were once talking about the desaparecidos in Argentina, and he was all like, "Well, some of those people deserved to disappear."

Wait, that's not funny.

Journal of No. 118