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Franco's Legacy

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports that more than a quarter century after the death of dictator Francisco Franco, Spaniards are just now beginning to confront the ghosts of nearly four decades of fascist rule. In the last several months, there's been a flurry of books and exhibits lifting the veil from the Franco era.

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Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli's on-air reporting and analysis have encompassed the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the turbulent civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies.