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“Ninos Rabados”: Spain’s Stolen Children

A firestorm in Spain is brewing over a decade's long, systematic cover-up that snatched babies away from their mothers and placed them into the arms of the dictator Generalissimo Franco's regime. It is estimated that between 1950 and the early 80's, 300,000 babies were taken from parents deemed "undesirable" and sold to loyalists of General Franco. This pipeline is also thought to have been orchestrated with direct aid of the Catholic Church in Spain and has left a country wondering the fate of the "Ninos Rabados" — the stolen children.

This remarkable story is unearthed in a new BBC documentary, and Christiane speaks with reporter Katya Adler on her fight to tell the story of those forgotten in Spain.

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