Honouring an Andalucian Hero who was Executed during the Spanish Civil War

Signing of the agreement Credit: Junta de Andalucia

APPROPRIATELY just prior to the celebration of Andalucia Day on Friday February 28, representatives of the Casares Council, the Junta de Andalucia and the Malaga Provincial Council entered into an agreement of intent to extend the area around the birthplace of Blas Infante.

The poet, musician and politician who was killed by Franco’s forces in Sevilla in 1936 is regarded as the Father of Andalucia and is still much regarded throughout the province especially in his hometown.

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Blas Infante was born in Casares and his house is treated as a site of historic importance within the town but the new agreement looks for the expansion of the area in order to take in the families’ original estate and to reconstruct some of the buildings.

Once approval has been received from the Ministry of Culture the work will be able to start although due to its importance, the three parties will, within the next 30 days, set up a Monitoring Committee responsible for planning and overseeing the work.


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