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Latest update : 2012-04-25

Spain's stolen babies

Over a period of decades, as many as 150,000 newborn babies in Spain were stolen from their mothers. The latter were told that their children had died during birth, although they were never shown the bodies. The stolen infants were put up for adoption by families deemed suitable by General Franco's regime. This complex web of deception involving doctors, nurses and nuns continued long after 1975, when Franco died. Our correspondents report from Spain.

By Sarah Morris , Clément PERROUAULT , Adeline PERCEPT

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