Stolen babies: Confronting Spain’s dark past

It has been four decades since Pilar Maroto lost her newborn son, but tears still fill her eyes when she speaks of him. She perfectly remembers the moments after his birth in April 1972, when she heard his first cry and then, later, the sudden, devastating news that her little boy had died. On Tuesday, she stood outside Spain’s Congress of Deputies and hoped that, finally, someone in power would take seriously her insistence that her baby didn’t actually die on that day — instead, he was stolen by the hospital where she delivered him.


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