I’ve been busy working on the new Bastard Nationwebpage. We lost quite a bit of material in the crash and burn, and I’m trying to reconstruct, but the more I get ahead, the further I get behind. At the rate I’m going it will be a year before it’s finished.
One of the latest scandals, Los Robados Ninos (The Stolen Children). involves illegal child removal and black market ops in Spain–a complicated decades-long collusion of government, law, Catholic Church, and private industry and individuals. Although the current scandal broke in the Spanish press in 2008, stories of fraudulent adoption have circulated in the press and public for years. In 1982, for instance, nun and social worker Sor Maria Gómez Valbuena was mentioned in a baby selling investigation at a Madrid maternity clinic. The clinic was shut down, but with no prosecutions.