I am the Madrid correspondent for The Guardian newspaper and website, covering Spain, Portugal and Morocco. I also write on Spain for The Economist. I am the author of two works of non-fiction - "Ghosts of Spain" (a lengthy piece of reportage) and "Catherine of Aragon" (biography - a BBC Radio 4 ...
The standard question in interviews with the former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was always whether he was prepared to go to jail. Now that he is fighting extradition to Spain from Belgium, it has never been more pertinent. The reason for asking the question was obvious.
No es nada nuevo que te insulten en Twitter y en las redes sociales. También hay gente cortés que intenta convencerte de buena manera u otros que te pillan en errores de verdad, con lo cual solo queda corregir y agradecer. La gran sorpresa es que los insultos ya no llegan solo de España, o de españoles.
When Catalonia’s separatist president, Carles Puigdemont, made his most potentially fateful decision yet, on 26 October, he chose the elegant, Gothic surroundings of the interior gallery of the Generalitat Palace in Barcelona. This was the moment he retreated from calling regional elections, thereby triggering a unilateral declaration of independence from the Catalan parliament the following day and, shortly afterwards, direct rule from Madrid. He chose, in effect, to ramp up the confrontation.
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