A court in Argentina reopens an investigation into crimes against humanity under Francisco Franco in Spain.
An Argentine court reopens an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity under General Franco in Spain.
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Two vessels deliver 25 survivors and one Peruvian corpse from Spanish ship MV "Dorneda" to ports in Argentina and Patagonia. One crewman remains missing after the fishing trawler sank off Argentina.
According to reports in Catalonia, Argentine football star Lionel Messi has paid €10 million in Spanish back taxes for 2010 and 2011, and is looking to settle a claimed tax liability of €4.1 million for the 2007–2009 period that is the subject of a current investigation.
Spain seeks to deter Argentina's nationalization of YPF, an Argentine oil company majority-owned by Spain's Repsol, warning that such a nationalization would make Argentina a "pariah".
Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, who indicted the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1998, is put on trial for supposedly overstepping his powers after he tried to investigate the disappearance of 114,000 people between 1936 and 1975 during the reign of Francisco Franco.
Jorge Rafael Videla, the former "de facto" President of Argentina, is sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of crimes against humanity.