The situation in Spain isn’t exactly getting better. And now it looks like the first real deadlines may have been set in the escalation of the Catalan push for independence. Previously in this series: Part I — Part II When last we left this story, Catalonia had voted for independence by a...

  • October 5, 2017

Obviously, our collective attention has been focused on tragic events that are, for Americans, much closer to home. But the situation in Spain continues to bear watching. And it isn’t over yet. Sunday, Catalonia held a vote to determine whether or not the region should break way from Spain and...

  • October 2, 2017

If nothing else, Spain now has a publicity nightmare on its hands.  But its violent attempts to suppress an vote — illegal as they claim or not — seem like they can only serve to make the resolve of Catalans (Catalonians?) for independence all that much firmer.  If the majority of Catalans were...

  • October 1, 2017