Original source: Democracy Now
While thousands of Americans fought against fascism in the Spanish Civil War, some chose to back Franco’s fascist regime. The most notable was the CEO of the American oil giant Texaco. He violated U.S. law by selling Franco’s regime discounted oil on credit. Also in violation of U.S. law, the oil was transported to Spain on U.S. ships.
In the following video, Democracy Now discusses this little-known saga with Adam Hochschild, the author of the sweeping new history book, “Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.”