|Birth: ||Jan. 18, 1915|
|Death: ||Sep. 18, 2012|
Spanish Communist Leader. He was one of the key figures in Spanish communism since the Second Spanish Republic until the end of the Transition. He was general secretary of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) from 1960 to 1982. He fought in the Spanish Civil War and was a leading figure in the opposition to Franco and the Spanish Transition. After civil war, he began a long exile for 38 years at the Soviet Union, the United States, Argentina, Mexico, Algeria and France. He returned to Spain clandestinely in 1976, a year before the legalization of the Communist Party, and was elected deputy in 1977. In 1985 he was expelled from the Spanish Communist Party with several followers, and in 1986 he founded a new party, the Workers Party of Spain-Communist Unity (PTE-UC). In 2005 he was awarded Honorary Doctorate by the Autonomous University of Madrid. (bio by: Errete)
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Cremated in the Cementerio de la Almudena. His ashes will be scattered at the Cantabric Sea, on the Asturian coast, his birthplace.
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Originally Created by: Errete
Record added: Sep 18, 2012
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