SPAIN IN A STATE OF ALARM

SPAIN IN A STATE OF ALARM »

17 Mar, 2020
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The State of Alarm is a response to the alarming health situation (COVID-19 pandemic) caused by the coronavirus. It was announced by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez following a 66% increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in just one day (13 March), from 3146 to 5232. Today, Spain is second only to Italy in terms of the number of COVID-19 victims.

SPAIN AND A WHOLE NEW BULL GAME: THE CLIMATE CORRIDA

SPAIN AND A WHOLE NEW BULL GAME: THE CLIMATE CORRIDA »

7 Dec, 2019
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One might say that COP25 and Greta Thunberg drowned out the spirit and festivities of Constitution Day. But it didn’t. One can have one and the other too, and the Spaniards are delighted more than twice over because what transpired on Constitution Day was a happy synergy. Not only is Spain proud of hosting COP25; it’s facing the climate challenge with more vigor and conviction than ever before. Now that it’s hosting COP25, the country is shouldering the responsibilities of a center-stage actor. Hopefully for the long haul.

CATALONIA CRISIS: INES ARRIMADAS WINS THE VOTE BUT LOSES THE ELE CTION

CATALONIA CRISIS: INES ARRIMADAS WINS THE VOTE BUT LOSES THE ELE CTION »

24 Dec, 2017
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The “winner” last 21 December is actually the center-right pro Spain-unity Ciutadans headed up in the region by Ines Arrimadas.  She would now be gearing up for presidential investiture if not for the fact that there’s no way she could be elected over and above whoever the separatist deputies choose to vote for from their parliamentary seats. Not even if she’s able to form a miraculous coalition of ALL the non-secessionists who will still be minority to the secessionists’ absolute majority.

OFFICIALS JAILED FOR STEALING A TERRITORY

OFFICIALS JAILED FOR STEALING A TERRITORY »

13 Nov, 2017
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"The government has begun to adopt the necessary measures in response to . . . a series of events that is inadmissible for most people of Catalonia, stealing part of the territory that belongs to all the people of Spain"

MILLION-EURO QUESTION: WHO ON  EARTH WOULD RUN FOR OFFICE IN ONE COUNTRTY AND STILL THINK HE’S FROM ANOTHER?

MILLION-EURO QUESTION: WHO ON  EARTH WOULD RUN FOR OFFICE IN ONE COUNTRTY AND STILL THINK HE’S FROM ANOTHER? »

13 Nov, 2017
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Answer: The ousted president of the autonomous region of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont. Also the leaders of the Catalan pro-independence political parties who have already announced they’re running  for re-election after they have unilaterally and illegally proclaimed the independence of Catalonia on Friday, 27 October 2017

THE FRIGHTFUL ARTICLE 155 OF THE SPANISH CONSTITUTION

THE FRIGHTFUL ARTICLE 155 OF THE SPANISH CONSTITUTION »

26 Oct, 2017
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"Art. 155 is so extreme it has never been intended for actual implementation. It was written into the Constitution as a kind of deterrence to would-be offenders so that they may not go ahead and bring on themselves the full constitutional wrath of the Spanish state"

WHAT IN THE WORLD?!

WHAT IN THE WORLD?! »

14 Oct, 2017
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Here's the appalling spectacle: a referendum that had all the makings of voting in a banana republic, and a declaration of independence that nobody knows for sure if it really was a declaration.

MADRID AND BARCELONA AT LOGGER HEADS

MADRID AND BARCELONA AT LOGGER HEADS »

29 Sep, 2014
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The Central Government of Spain and the government of the autonomous region of Catalonia are locked in battle over the Catalan secessionism