Israel Viana

Madrid

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Although today this failed marriage between Miguel Primo de Rivera and an aristocrat from the Salamanca neighborhood, in the midst of the general’s dictatorship, is an episode practically unknown in the history of Spain, the truth is that for a time it was the talk of the entire country in a time when news from the heart did not have today’s audience. But that wedding, uncovered by ABC in 1928, was practically a matter of state that had been kept secret by the then president of the Council of Ministers during the seven years that they had been dating.

The reasons why Primo de Rivera canceled his wedding and broke his relationship with Mercedes “Nini” Castellanos, just two

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