Rural life is dying in Spain and much of Europe. The disappearance of bees is a reality, but also a metaphor. Many of them, like the people, are moving to the cities.
Spain remains one of Europe’s most tolerant countries. But a party that denies the Holocaust, wants to limit women’s rights and put a brake on immigration gained ground Sunday.
We wanted to see another part of Europe and of Spain—not necessarily an adventure so much as a set of experiences that restored our memory of wonder.
Thursday’s election, called by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in late October to put an end to the Catalan crisis, has only deepened it.
Carles Puigdemont’s father says, ‘Independence is in our blood.’ His uncle remembers he was always ‘stubborn as a mule,’ and says proudly he’ll probably be thrown in jail.
The region’s President Carles Puigdemont backed away from an outright declaration that Catalonia would become a breakaway state of its own. But the crisis is far from over.
After the stunning violence of Spanish police trying to stop an unconstitutional referendum on independence on Sunday, Catalan separatist politicians have seized the initiative.
The Catalan health ministry counts more than 800 people injured while trying to vote in the independence referendum that Spain's supreme court had declared illegal.
The roots of Catalonia's independence movement go way back, but the last few years—and weeks—have seen a rush toward the door.
“The Jungle” is no place you’d ever want to be, but more and more people are making it their home.