A little off the tourist trail in the northern barrio of Madrid lies a reproduction of a bust of Pablo Iglesias Posse. Founder of both the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) and the General Workers Union, he is to some one of the most important and respected figures in modern Spanish history but relatively unknown to the younger generation. The reproduction bust was unveiled in 2001 to a mixed reception from the nominally conservative Madrilenos. While the reproduction is nothing special to the look at, the back story of the original is a story certainly worth telling.
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