The Spanish exile put to the test: Polemics in the pres between Indalecio Prieto and Alfonso Junco regarding the gold aboard the yacht Vita El exilio puesto a prueba: La polémica periodística entre Indalecio Prieto y Alfonso Junco en torno del oro del VITA uri icon


  • © 2015, Colegio de Mexico, A.C., Departamento de Publicaciones. All rights reserved.In November, 1946, just a few days before Miguel Alemán took charge as new president of Mexico, the Mexican press ¿concretely, the newspaper Novedades¿ would become an ink-and-paper stage for an important dialectic dispute between Alfonso Junco, a Mexican Catholic hispanicist, and Indalecio Prieto, a Spanish Socialist exile and undoubtedly, one of the most important political references of the Second Spanish Republic. Among the many questions left unanswered, there appeared the edges of one of the major issues that haunted the Spanish pilgrimage during its diaspora: the treasures removed before the end of the Civil War. This was so because the legitimation of Franco¿s regime was also built from the constant pages of accusations towards the ¿reds¿ in exile.

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  • January 1, 2014