Santiago Carrillo, the historical leader of the Spanish Communist Party, dies today in Madrid (4 images)
Created: 22 Jul 2012
Carrillo was born in Asturias, and his father was Wenceslao Carrillo, one of the founders of the Spanish Socialist Party. His political involvement began through his membership in the Socialist Youth (Spanish: Juventadas Socialistas). Frustrated by the Socialists’ reformism and after visiting Moscow, Carrillo joined the Spanish Communist Party in November 1936. He was in charge of public order in Madrid, and some held him responsible for the massacre of prisoners at Paracuellos in...