Manuel Cortes in Hiding

The neglected life of a political idealist, whose 30-year ordeal, hidden from the world, spans a period of momentous change in Spain. 

Contact at last: Manuel Cortes having come out of hiding, April 17th, 1969.In the hills overlooking the Mediterranean, 20 miles west of Málaga, lies the village of Mijas, whose white cubist houses and narrow cobblestone lanes attract thousands of tourists. But, as Ronald Fraser observed in the superb but little-known oral history, In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortes (1972), 'behind its tourist façade, Mijas today hides its past'.

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