The High Court in Madrid has told the Francisco Franco Foundation that it does not have the right to appeal against street names being changed in the capital. It became law some years ago that the names of streets which pay tribute to Franco or members of his regime have to be changed, although in many places this has still not been done. The authorities in Madrid are currently in the process of removing 50 such names from the street map. This is not the first time the courts have told the Foundation they cannot go to court to question anything to do with the dictator which they don’t like. Back in 2015 another court in Madrid decreed that the Foundation lacks the legitimacy to defend Franco’s honour in the courts, when it tried to take legal action against an artist who had featured the dictator in some of his works.

Plaza del Caudillo located in El Pardo (Madrid). (Wikimedia Commons)
Plaza del Caudillo located in El Pardo -Madrid-. (Wikimedia Commons)