While division between both political parties has been accepted as a norm for decades, we have witnessed a level of intensity in 2017 that has dwarfed anything remotely similar in recent American history. While it appears to be boiling over, perhaps
Given the transcendent nature of this moment, we thought it would be a good time to summarize how we arrived at this point and to explain the special nature of the decision that Catalan Parliament took on Wednesday, September 6th.
Unless the central government in Madrid forcibly stops elections, the Catalan Independence Vote will take place on October 1. Politico covers What Spain has to Lose from Catalan Independence.
Spain's central authorities have increased controls of Catalonia's regional spending to make sure that no funds are diverted to paying for a referendum that's been legally suspended, the country's finance minister said Friday.
Spain's public prosecutor on Wednesday ordered a criminal probe of over 700 Catalan mayors who are cooperating with an October 1 independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid.