Spain’s new prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, took office on Saturday and is now forced to confront the Catalonia crisis.
Mariano Rajoy was ousted as Spain’s prime minister on Friday after a vote of no confidence in Parliament. A long-running corruption scandal had tainted his right-wing Popular Party.
Protestas multitudinarias en Barcelona por la detención del líder separatista catalán. La Justicia española ha emitido contra él una euroorden de detención y entrega por un presunto delito de rebelión.
Puigdemont was detained by German police acting on a European arrest warrant. He is wanted in Spain for sedition and rebellion.
Long lines of voters were forming at polling stations in Catalonia on Thursday in order to elect a new regional Parliament in what was being seen as a key vote on the future of the northeastern autonomous community of Spain.
Spain Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Friday he would dismantle the government of Catalonia and convened new regional elections, just hours after Catalan Parliament declared independence.
Through the secret ballot, the Catalan Parliament has approved the declaration of independence of Catalonia. The opposition parties have left the Chamber on the grounds that the proposed declaration of independence is unconstitutional. The Spanish state has threatened criminal charges against the Catalan president and his government.
Confusion continues to reign in the Catalonia-Spain conflict. After keeping the citizens in suspense all morning, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont announced Wednesday that he would delegate to the regional parliament the decision to declare independence or not in the face of Madrid's imminent use of Article 155, which will suspend the Catalan government and the autonomous powers of the separatist region to force the convocation of regional elections. Parliament is expected to announce its decision on Friday.
A Spanish National Court judge on Monday handed down pre-trial detention without bail for the leaders of the two main pro-independence civic platforms in Catalonia - ANC and Òmnium - for alleged sedition offenses.
Ten days after the controversial referendum, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont will address the region’s Parliament today, possibly to declare independence from Spain. France, among other European countries, said it would not recognize the independent state.
The region is scheduled to hold a referendum on independence from Spain on Sunday, despite fierce opposition from Madrid and the Justice. Mariano Rajoy’s government has ordered the LAw Enforcement Agencies to take control of polling stations to avoid people going to vote.
The Muslim community of Catalunya expressed on Monday its repulsion towards the terrorist attacks last Thursday. Hours earlier, Catalan police confirmed the death of the author of the attack on the Rambla, which killed 15 people and left more than 100 injured.
The Spanish authorities said that the attacks that killed at least 14 people in Barcelona and Cambrils appeared to be part of a terrorist cell’s extensive plot led by the imam of a the small mountain town of Ripoll. He may have died a day before the attacks when explosives that the group was manufacturing accidentally detonated.
During this Thursday’s afternoon a van railed against people who were walking one of the busiest streets of the touristic city.
El poeta llegó a México con sus padres cuando tenía 15 años, tras la caída del ejército republicano en la guerra civil española. Considerado uno de los máximos exponentes de la poesía y el pensamiento mexicanos, Xirau fue, según su amigo Octavio Paz, "un puente entre América y Europa."
The Barcelona native was 15 when his family fled Spain for Mexico following the defeat of the Republican side in the 1936-1939 civil war. He was considered one of the most profound scholars of Mexican poetry.
One of the founders of Mexican multinational baker Grupo Bimbo died Friday in this capital. He was 98.
On Tuesday Mariano Rajoy will be meeting with Trump to discuss bilateral relations and international issues such as cooperation in the fight against terrorism, the threats from North Korea and the current situation in Venezuela. The situation in Catalonia is not part of the agenda, although it will be an issue to which both will refer.
Hundreds of thousands of Catalans took to the streets of Barcelona to celebrate their national day, vowing to hold an Oct. 1 independence referendum that has been declared illegal.