Preservationists restoring an 18th century statue of Jesus that was hanging in Burgos, Spain’s church of St. Águeda found a two handwritten letters tucked into the figure’s buttocks. Dated 1777, the notes were written by chaplin Joaquín Mínguez from the Burgo de Osma cathedral. The letters will be archived by the office of theRead More
Yesterday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced plans to remove the democratically elected regional government of Catalonia and replace them with direct rule by the national government in Madrid. The Catalan independence movement gained strength as Rajoy’s government took a series of escalating, authoritarian steps to prevent an independence referendum, culminating in an orgy ofRead More
The article allows the government to intervene in one of Spain’s regions if its autonomous government “fails to fulfill the obligations imposed upon it by the Constitution or other laws, or acts in a way seriously prejudicing the general interests of Spain.” It is such a broad instrument that its use has been considered onlyRead More
The Catalonian referendum on independence from Spain went ahead today, using the backup ballot boxes the opposition had secretly procured in anticipation of the brutal crackdown on the independence movement by the central government in Madrid, which included snatching elected officials and seizing ballot boxes.
Catalonians go to the polls today in theRead More