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You in the Vatican, me in court

Tuesday, 26 july 2016 | ARA
ARA   CARLES CAPDEVILA   23-07-2016.- The former director of Catalonia’s Anti-Fraud Office, judge Daniel de Alfonso, is back in court. Back on the bench, to be precise. And Spain’s hitherto acting Home Secretary, Jorge Fernández, is a likely candidate to become the next Spanish ambassador to the Vatican City.   (And now please allow me to pause while I pinch myself —by all means, feel free to follow my lead— just to double-check that this is not a nightmare, but something even worse: reality; let’s move on, shall we?)   De Alfonso asked the governing body of Spain’s judiciary to resume his career as a judge and he has been given the thumbs up. [+]

Catalogne: les conditions d'une crise majeure avec Madrid sont réunies

Saturday, 23 july 2016 | LA TRIBUNE
Les indépendantistes catalans évoquent désormais le recours à l'unilatéralité du processus de sécession. Mais Madrid pourrait réagir. Pour l'UE, ce serait un nouveau casse-tête.


22-07-2016: #PrayforMunich

Saturday, 23 july 2016

Homage to Catalonia: Spanish Civil War veterans honoured at 80th anniversary Barcelona concert

Friday, 22 july 2016 | IBTIMES
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES   DAVID SIM.- 20-07-2016     On 18 July 1936 a group of officers staged a military coup in Spain in an attempt to overthrow the left-wing Popular Front government. This sparked a civil war that resulted in victory for the Nationalists, who were supported by Adolf Hitler's Germany and Benito Mussolini's Italy. Historians estimate as many as 500,000 combatants and civilians were killed on the Republican and Nationalist sides in the war. Atrocities were committed on both sides. [+]

The hidden power that governs Spain

Wednesday, 20 july 2016 | ARA
ARA   ALEX FONT MANTÉ 19/07/2016  I had a conversation with one of the Catalan business leaders with influence in Madrid. His experience in the Spanish capital has allowed him to get to know its labyrinths as few Catalans do, and our chat meandered into an explanation of how the Spanish State works. "Politicians from Catalonia —he stated firmly— don’t have the slightest idea of how power works in Madrid. They're like innocent lambs. What rules there is an extraordinary technocracy. [+]

Spanish Archive Raises Franco-Era Ghosts and Shadows of a New Chasm

Sunday, 17 july 2016 | NEW YORK TIMES

Family documents and photos long held by the Spanish government were finally returned to Pere Bartolomé, 93, at a ceremony in Catalonia this month. Mr. Bartolomé could recall the day Gen. Francisco Franco’s soldiers ransacked his village and confiscated the documents.




Friday, 15 july 2016

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité

July 8th: a shocking lack of outrage

Monday, 11 july 2016 | ARA
The most shocking aspect of the Fernández Díaz tapes is the lack of outrage

Villarejo confirms “Operation Catalonia”

Sunday, 10 july 2016 | ARA
The Spanish police superintendent admits to working with Internal Affairs to plot against Catalonia’s independence bid

Romeva defends Catalonia’s ‘own voice’ in tribute to World War I volunteers

Sunday, 10 july 2016 | VILAWEB
Romeva described the ceremony as 'plural' and 'especially moving' and thanked the local authorities for 'showing their deep gratitude to Catalonia'.

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Sunday, 20.9.2015 21:00

A new kind of rally on September 11 – and a new kind of vote on September 27

On September 11, hundreds of thousands again took to the streets of Barcelona in what has become a yearly ritual of peaceful national affirmation and democratic resolve. The Catalans' persistent ... [+]

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