The Spanish Justice dictates unconditional imprisonment for all the ceased Catalan government

 11/02/2017 - 18:20
Several people hold a estelada, the Catalan independence flag, at the gates of the National Court, in Madrid. EFE / Mariscal

The judge of the National Court Carmen Lamela has decreed unconditional imprisonment without bail for the ex-Catalan president Oriol Junqueras and for seven former advisors, while it has imposed a bond of 50,000 euros to the former advisor of Santi Vila Company. The dismissed president Carles Puigdemont and three other councilors are in Belgium and have resisted traveling to Madrid to testify before the judge.


The dismissed Catalan president decides not to appear before the Spanish Justice

 11/02/2017 - 18:08
Environment before the Palau de la Generalitat, on the first working day after the implementation of article 155 of the Constitution to face the secessionist challenge in Catalonia. EFE / Javier Etxezarreta

The State Prosecutor's Office accuses the dismissed president Carles Puigdemont for the crime of sedition and rebellion, crimes that could amount to 30 years in prison. While Puigdemont remains "refugee" in Belgium, nine members of his separatist cabinet have presented themselves on Thursday in Madrid to testify before the National High Court.


[OP-ED]: China sees opportunity in America’s declines

 11/01/2017 - 16:21
Xi Jinping, China’s supreme leader, declared that China is at a “historic juncture,” entering a “new era” that will be marked by the country becoming a “mighty force” in the world and a role model for political and economic development. EFE

While news and analysis in America continue to be obsessed with Donald Trump’s daily antics and insults, halfway around the world, something truly historic just happened. China signaled that it now sees itself as the world’s other superpower, positioning itself as the alternative, if not rival, to the United States.

Mari Carmen Aponte: On Being A Latina In The Public Eye

 11/01/2017 - 11:02
The Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Mari Carmen Aponte. Photograph taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News.

On October 25th, Mari Carmen Aponte was recognized by the Pan-American Association in Philadelphia for her service with the 2017 William J. Clothier Memorial Award. Although the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs has had a prolific career as a spearheading Latina, she has been subjected to demeaning sexism. This is our exclusive.