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

I have long worried about the rise of authoritarianism in the European Union. The Spanish government's violent crackdown during the Catalonia referendum on Oct. 1 is the latest crisis to challenge EU institutions. Several member states are facing ...and more »

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

Nothing is certain after Sunday's manic referendum in Catalonia, where separatist forces pushed for an independence vote amid a crackdown by the central administration in Madrid that included declaring the vote unconstitutional, disabling the internet ...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 »

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

Is Europe about to get a new country? That's what some headlines suggest. It's been nearly a week from Sunday's disputed independence referendum in the Spanish region of Catalonia, and tensions are still rising. The regional government, which wants to ...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 »

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 »

More companies quit Catalonia as break from Spain looms - CNNMoney

A trickle of companies fleeing the restive Spanish region of Catalonia threatened to turn into a flood as a second major bank and two more firms said they would move their head offices to other parts of the country. CaixaBank (CAIXY), energy supplier ...and more »

Rallies in Barcelona and Madrid call for talks on Catalonia independence - PBS NewsHour

Nearly one week after Spanish police tried to violently shut down Catalonia's vote to become independent from the country, thousands of people rallied in Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday in a more peaceful show of support and opposition. People who ...and more »

Catalonia's Split With Spain Is About Identity, Not Just Money - Bloomberg

Barcelona and Madrid survived the tough times together, but even as Spain's economy improves, their union is disintegrating. By. Peter Coy. @petercoy More stories by Peter Coy. October 4, 2017, 9:01 PM PDT. Photographer: Emilio Morenatti/AP Photo. As ...and more »

Inside the Catalan feminist plan to upend Spanish patriarchal rule - PRI

In the 5 a.m. obscurity, Marta's and Laura's heavy eyelids are difficult to make out across the fence separating us, but nonetheless betray a sleepless night. The two young women are barricaded inside the Sandaru Cultural Center in Barcelona, a block ...and more »