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Spain faces divide after blocking Catalan referendum

Barcelona - Spain faced a national divide Wednesday after its lawmakers overwhelmingly shot down Catalonia's bid for an independence referendum.
In the Media by Daniel Bosque (AFP)

Spain faces divide after blocking Catalan referendum

Barcelona - Spain faced a national divide Wednesday after its lawmakers overwhelmingly shot down Catalonia's bid for an independence referendum.
In the Media by Daniel Bosque (AFP)

Spain lawmakers set to reject Catalan independence bid

Madrid - Spanish lawmakers are set to vote Tuesday to shoot down Catalonia's quest for an independence referendum, setting the stage for a bitter sovereignty struggle.
In the Media by Sylvie Groult (AFP)

Catalans keep up pressure for vote to split from Spain

Barcelona - Student Marc Cots believes Catalans want an independence referendum so badly, they would turn out to vote even if Spain sent tanks to the region to stop them."We have to vote.
In the Media by Daniel Bosque (AFP)

Catalonia defies Spanish courts over independence bid

Barcelona - Leaders in Catalonia vowed on Wednesday to press ahead with their independence campaign despite a ruling from Spanish judges who said the region had no right to call a referendum on secession.Campaigners in the heavily indebted region had planned to or...
In the Media by Daniel Bosque (AFP)

Catalonia independence vote ruled unconstitutional

Madrid - Spanish judges on Tuesday branded illegal a planned referendum on independence for Catalonia, dealing a blow to the indebted region's drive for self-rule.
In the Media by Roland Lloyd Parry (AFP)

Spain PM says Catalan independence vote 'can't take place'

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Tuesday that a referendum on Catalan independence planned for November 9 will not take place because it would be illegal."This referendum can't take place, it is not legal," he told parliament during an annual ...
In the Media by AFP

Catalonia seeks right to vote for independence

Madrid - Catalonia's lawmakers voted Thursday to demand the right to hold a referendum on declaring independence from Spain, flying in the face of outright opposition in Madrid.
In the Media by Elodie Cuzin (AFP)

Pope in good company in Catalan 'shitter' tradition for 2013

Pope Francis I has fallen victim to this year's "caganers" tradition for the holiday season in Catalonia, Spain. He joins predecessor Benedict XVI, reggae star Bob Marley, anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela and many others in adopting "the pose".
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Catalonia, Spain launches bid to ban animals in circus shows

Barcelona - On Tuesday this week, two years after the animal-loving region of Catalonia in Spain banned bullfighting, they are now lobbying to ban the use of animals in circus shows.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments
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