Will Catalan crisis make Spain 'ungovernable'?

World / Politics Feb 17, 2019

Will Catalan crisis make Spain 'ungovernable'?

The secession crisis festering in Spain's northeastern corner of Catalonia has spread to the political heart of the European Union nation. Twice in less than a year, separatist lawmakers from Catalonia have played the role of king slayer, with their votes in the national Parliament ...

Thousands protest in Madrid against government's Catalonia policy

World / Politics Feb 10, 2019

Thousands protest in Madrid against government's Catalonia policy

Thousands of people demonstrated in Madrid on Sunday against Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's proposed talks to ease political tensions in Catalonia, in a protest organized by center-right and far-right opposition parties. Demonstrators waving Spanish flags filled the Plaza de Colon in the city center ...

Human tower builders in Catalonia kick off with pro-independence protest

World / Politics Oct 8, 2018

Human tower builders in Catalonia kick off with pro-independence protest

Protesters calling for Catalan independence kicked off Spain's bi-annual human towers building competition on Sunday that is being held for the first time since Catalonia's failed 2017 independence referendum. Though the competition is not an official pro-independence event, human towers building is a deep-rooted tradition ...

For Catalans, the question now is compliance or defiance

World / Politics | FOCUS Oct 29, 2017

For Catalans, the question now is compliance or defiance

As weekend routines of normalcy prevailed in Catalonia, the first test of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's decision to take over the breakaway region approached, with many having to choose between compliance and defiance. When schools and government offices open Monday, teachers and civil servants ...