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Catalonia Update – The Endgame Begins

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Warning: In compliance with Spanish Intellectual Property law, Common Sense no longer quotes nor reproduces links to sites based in Spain. Verification of the veracity of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Three years ago I published an article describing the evolution and possible outcomes of the festering crisis in Catalonia, Spain’s […]

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The Politics of Tragedy

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Warning: In compliance with Spanish Intellectual Property law, Common Sense no longer quotes nor reproduces links to sites based in Spain. Verification of the veracity of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. On August 17th, Barcelona became the latest European city to suffer tragedy from the ongoing war waged by terrorists on […]

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Catalonia and Spain Prepare for the #IndyRef Endgame

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Summers in Spain have always been hot, but the past few years have been unusually so. This is partially due to climate change, which has been turning July and August in Iberia from merely “hot” to “torrid”. But mostly it is because of the constitutional and national crisis that has simmered between Catalonia and the […]

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Catalonia-Spain Endgame Scenarios: 2017

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Warning: In compliance with Spanish Intellectual Property law, Common Sense no longer quotes nor reproduces links to sites based in Spain. Verification of the veracity of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader.  In 2014, I charted five potential paths for the Catalan independence movement. I mapped the most likely progression for each […]

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Entrevista con Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol, Presidente de la Assemblea Nacional Catalana

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Common Sense tuvo la oportunidad de entrevistar a Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol, el Presidente de la Assemblea Nacional Catalana, una organización cívica dedicada a la promoción de la lengua y cultura catalana junto con la independencia de España. El Sr. Sànchez i Picanyol fue elegido en sustitución a  la Sra. Carme Forcadell i Lluis cuando […]

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Interview with Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol, President of the Catalan National Assembly

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Common Sense had the opportunity to interview Mr. Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol, President of the Catalan National Assembly, which is a civic organization based in Barcelona and dedicated to promoting Catalan language, culture and Independence from Spain. Mr. Sànchez i Picanyol became the leader of the assembly after the former leader, Carme Forcadell i Lluis, […]

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Incorrigible Spain

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Spain held a second national election on Sunday, just six months after a December result that returned a fragmented and ungovernable Parliament. The current result has been a clear victory for the ruling Partido Popular and a vindication of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who had been under increasing fire from right and left for his […]

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Spanish “Witch Hunt” Against Catalans Revealed

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Warning: In compliance with Spanish Intellectual Property law, Common Sense no longer quotes nor reproduces links to sites based in Spain. Verification of the veracity of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. 22 June 2016 Spanish online periodical Público.es revealed yesterday that it had access to recorded conversations between the Spanish Interior […]

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Petition to the Senate to Condemn Spanish Harassment of the USS Florida

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To the Honorable David Perdue and Johnny Isakson United States Senators for the State of Georgia   Dear Senators, I write to you to express my outrage at the wanton endangerment of the ballistic missile submarine U.S.S. Florida by a Spanish patrol craft during a port call at the Royal Navy base of Gibraltar on […]

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“Creditors Stumble into New Black Hole at Energy Giant Abengoa” by Don Quijones

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The article is reprinted with permission of the author. The views expressed are exclusively those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by Common Sense.   By Don Quijones, Spain & Mexico, editor at Wolf Street. May 10th, 2016 Over a month ago, it seemed that Abengoa, the global renewables giant headquartered in Spain, that […]

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