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Catalonia's Paradox of Seeking Autonomy - U.S. News & World Report

Questions remain over the costs of a region trying to break away from a larger country, experts say. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images). Catalonia's Paradox of Seeking Autonomy. Questions remain over the costs of a region trying to break away from a larger ...and more »

The Ghost of Franco Still Haunts Catalonia - Foreign Policy (blog)

Mariano Rajoy's use of violence against separatists wasn't an aberration. It was an authentic expression of Spanish conservatism. By Omar G. Encarnación. | October 5, 2017, 10:13 AM. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on February 24, 2015. (PIERRE ...and more »

Catalonia's referendum unmasks authoritarianism in Spain - The Conversation US

Monica Clua Losada does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. View all ...and more »

Carles Puigdemont: The man who wants to break up Spain - BBC News

Catalonia's sacked President Carles Puigdemont has spearheaded the region's peaceful drive for independence from Spain. In defiance of the law and Spain's constitution, he has pushed forward in the hope of international recognition. But his zeal for ...and more »

Catalonia's Push for Independence Has an Unlikely Symbol: Tractors - New York Times

VIC, Spain — Rolling his rickety red tractor through a rural valley in Catalonia, Jordi Colom seemed like just another farmer heading to the fields. Except that he was in a line of dozens of tractors lumbering along. And cars honked in approval ...and more »

Can Madrid Stop Catalonia From Breaking Free? - Newsweek

The controversial conditions surrounding Catalonia's recent independence referendum show that a unilateral declaration of independence does not embody the will of the people, no matter how much Catalan nationalists claim otherwise. Long-standing ...and more »

Actually, Trump Was Right to Call Rajoy 'President' of Spain (Sort of) - Foreign Policy (blog)

President Donald Trump took plenty of heat when he referred to Spain's premier Mariano Rajoy as “President Rajoy” at a joint press conference at the White House last week. Twitter, as it is wont to do when Trump errs or it thinks Trump has erred, dove ...and more »

Will Catalonia Really Leave Spain And Become Independent? What You Need To Know - Newsweek

06_10_Catalonia An Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) is seen in central Barcelona, Spain October 6, 2017. Yves Herman/Reuters. Share. World Catalonia referendum. Is Europe about to get a new country? That's what some headlines suggest. It's been ...and more »

Catalan referendum: Region's independence 'in matter of days' - BBC News

Catalonia will declare independence from Spain in a matter of days, the leader of the autonomous region has told the BBC. In his first interview since a disputed vote on Sunday, Carles Puigdemont said his government would "act at the end of this week ...and more »

Catalonia vs. Spain - News@Northeastern

Earlier this week, Catalonia's government held a divisive independence referendum in which more than 90 percent of voters supported the push to leave Spain. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont indicated that he planned to declare independence from ...and more »