Couple of months back Spain announces la ley de nietos
, in which grandkids of Spaniards who fled the civil war and the Franco dictatorship could claim Spanish citizenship. The only reason I followed this closely is that I am one of those nietos
, so it peaked my curiosity that if I wanted I could get Spanish citizenship and of course an EU passport.
I did not think at the time of all the Cubans in Cuba who are like me, grandkids of a Spaniard who fled Franco. Luckily for these Cubans, they did
. And now hundreds of Cubans are going to the Spanish embassy to start the paperwork, and hopefully this will give them a way out to a freer existence.