SPAIN: The Walking Protest

There is a story told in Madrid about the time General Franco entered a jewelry store to buy a diamond necklace for his daughter Carmencita and found himself without the necessary cash. "But I am Franco, head of the Spanish state!" he said. "Then, naturally, you have identity papers," replied the skeptical storekeeper. But Franco had come without identity papers. "Then, perhaps you could give us some other proof," said the shopkeeper. "For example, the celebrated bullfighter Dominguin was here last week in the same predicament, and when we asked him for proof, he took a cape and made a...

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