Spain: The Duchess Prevails

She is only 5 ft. tall and she weighs just 901bs., but Spain's ponderous judiciary moved to confront her with all the caution of a broken-horned bull facing a top-ranking torero. She was, after all, the Duchess of Medina Sidonia, three times a grandee of Spain, and she had proved herself a troublesome opponent in the past. In 1967, she was arrested for her role in organizing a farmers' protest march to demand additional U.S. compensation for damages suffered when three U.S. nuclear bombs accidentally fell near Palomares. This time, the problem...

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