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The city council of Barcelona has created a reception program for Mexican journalists who feel their life is under threat in their home country. The first participants are Jacob Morales and Luis Daniel Nava, journalists from El Sur de Acapulco, in the Mexican state of Guerrero.

Spanish Government Remains Inflexible, Rejects Negotiating with Catalan Separatists

 10/06/2017 - 03:44
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gestures while speaking during an interview with Spanish News Agency EFE, at the La Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Oct. 5, 2017. EPA-EFE/ANGEL DIAZ

Spain’s constitutional court has blocked a session of the Catalan Parliament a bid to stop the region’s lawmakers from declaring independence on Monday. Fearing economic turmoil,  some Catalan companies announce they are moving headquarters out of Catalonia.


Catalunya - Spain: the Independence Referendum’s bitter hangover

 10/02/2017 - 19:04
The brutality perpetrated by Spanish police last Sunday in order to prevent a referendum of independence in Catalonia has pushed dozens of young people to protest against the presence of the Spanish police in Barcelona. Photo: Andrea Rodés

After the scenes of police violence experienced on Sunday - when the country celebrated a referendum for independence that Madrid considers illegal – the Catalan society is still in shock. The central government is behind the harsh police crackdown on polling stations, which has left more than 800 injured. While the Catalan government is considering declaring independence, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says that there was no referendum and that the police did their job.


Catalunya - España: la amarga resaca del Referéndum de Independencia

 10/02/2017 - 13:08
La brutalidad perpetuada por la policía española el pasado domingo con el fin de impedir un referendum de independencia en Catalunya ha empujado a decenas de jóvenes a manifestarte en contra de la presencia de la policía española en Barcelona. Foto: Andrea Rodés

La sociedad catalana, en shock tras las escenas de violencia policial vividas el domingo, cuando el país celebraba un referendum por la independencia que Madrid considera ilegal. El gobieno central está detrás de la dura represión policial contra los colegios electorales, que ha dejado a más de 800 heridos. Mientras el gobierno catalán se plantea declarar la independencia, el primer ministro español Mariano Rajoy asegura que no hubo ningún referendum y que la policía cumplió con su deber.