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Leftists Cower In Catalonia, Surrender On Independence Movement Following Successful Referendum

Catalan President Carles Puidgemont and his PdeCat party, as well as their allies in the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERL), have effectively surrendered their independence back to the Spanish national government after last month’s successful referendum. Instead of demanding freedom, they will now beg for scraps from their national masters. “The draft follows this line. It is not finished. It seems like a good route to work on,” PdeCat party coordinator Marta Pascal said in a recent interview, desperate to create justification for her party’s surrender. Madrid had imposed draconian sanctions after the people of Catalonia voted to secede from… Keep Reading

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Europe’s Secession Problems Aren’t Going Away

Earlier this week, The New York Times noted that movements for greater local autonomy appear to be spreading throughout Europe. In some ways, the conflict in Catalonia is just the tip of the iceberg. The Times reports: Coming on the heels of the Catalan vote, the Lombardy and Veneto referendums are yet another signal of the homegrown conflicts that persist in many of the European Union’s member states. Separatist movements are also simmering in Britain — where voters in Scotland rejected independence in a 2014 referendum but continue to debate the issue — as well as France, Germany, Belgium and Romania. Like Catalonia — and unlike Scotland… Keep Reading

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Three Key Takeaways From Trump’s Meeting With The Spanish Prime Minister

President Trump hosted the Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, at the White House on Tuesday afternoon. The alliance between the two nations remains strong as both countries continue to uphold their strategic and economic relations. “Relations between the two countries have been excellent. We must continue to work to strengthen those relations even more,” Rajoy said. The meeting focused primarily on bilateral efforts to fight against geopolitcal threats, staunch opposition to the Catalonian referendum that both men share, and how the Puerto Rican crisis is being addressed. Keep Reading

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Chaos in Catalonia: Spanish Officials Scramble To Stop Secession Referendum

Although American school books like to teach that secession is a racist notion exclusive to ignorant rednecks of the southern-most United States, nothing could be further from the truth. Secession is a legitimate concept with appeal to those on all sides of the political spectrum. This is evident in Catalonia, where leftists are working to secede from the Spanish government that has dogged them for so long. Spain’s central government and regional Catalan authorities are fighting over a referendum vote scheduled to take place on Sun, Oct. 1. The Spanish authorities claim that the vote is illegal while Catalans claim… Keep Reading

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