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Pro-Independence Parties Win Big in Catalonia’s Regional Election

Together the nationalist coalition Junts pel Sí and the Popular Unity Candidacy party in Spain won the absolute majority of parliamentary seats in Sunday’s regional election in Catalonia.

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Catalonia Backs Away From Independence Referendum

A regional party leader has confirmed that the Catalan government has forfeited plans to hold a public vote on independence from Spain.

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 READ MORE



Catalans Call for November Independence Vote

The leader of Spain’s wealthy northeast region opposed the country’s central government in Madrid on Saturday and formally called for a referendum on independence.

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Teresa Forcades: No Nonsense Nun

Many have joined the Spanish sister’s anti-capitalist Catalan independence movement; Wharton business school is now offering large parts of its MBA courses online for free; the NSA hasn’t figured out how to treat Mexico. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 READ MORE



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Porn, Politics and Soccer

Who says you can’t mix politics and pleasure? The former chairman of Barcelona’s football (soccer) team has created a new Catalonian separatist party. His strategy is to use the Barcelona team’s fame and the support of the area’s most popular porn star to win an upcoming regional election.

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Banning the Burqa

Anti-Muslim sentiment in Spain is getting enshrined into law, with legislation banning the burqa being passed in villages across northeast Spain, legitimizing xenophobic views in the Catalan region where most communities have few if any Muslim inhabitants.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010 READ MORE


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