Old posters on the wall of a school in San Cristóbal call on students to participate in a strike last November. The slogan warns, "Get out of the way, Francoists!" Spain's experience of decades of dictatorship helps protect against an embrace of the right wing now. Calling someone a franquista — a follower of the late, right-wing dictator Francisco Franco — remains an insult. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Unlike Elsewhere In Europe, The Far Right In Spain Stays On The Fringe

Amid the rise of far-right political parties in Europe, Spain has no similar movement. That may be due to its history under a dictatorship and Spaniards' own experience as impoverished migrants.

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Old posters on the wall of a school in San Cristóbal call on students to participate in a strike last November. The slogan warns, "Get out of the way, Francoists!" Spain's experience of decades of dictatorship helps protect against an embrace of the right wing now. Calling someone a franquista — a follower of the late, right-wing dictator Francisco Franco — remains an insult. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Unlike Elsewhere In Europe, The Far Right In Spain Stays On The Fringe

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