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Carles Puigdemont: The man who wants to break up Spain

Catalonia’s sacked President Carles Puigdemont has spearheaded the region’s peaceful drive for independence from Spain. In defiance of the law and Spain’s constitution, he has pushed forward in the hope of international recognition. But his zeal for secession has put him on a collision course with Madrid. It outlawed the …

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Catalonia crisis in 300 words

Catalonia’s drive for independence has plunged Spain into its biggest political crisis for 40 years. On 21 December pro-independence parties won a narrow majority in a Catalan election that Spain had called in the hope of ending the crisis. So independence remains a possibility. What is Catalonia? Catalonia is a …

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