Unearthing A Scandal

The government of Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar may have been out of power for seven months, but it's still coming under heavy fire. The latest scandal concerns the May 26, 2003, plane crash that claimed the lives of 62 Spanish soldiers who were returning from peacekeeping duty in Afghanistan when their Ukrainian-registered Yakovlev-42 aircraft went down in the mountains of Turkey. Aznar's government was criticized by the families of the deceased for transporting them in an old plane in such poor condition. Now it turns out that the bodies of 30 of those soldiers were incorrectly identified — and...

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