September 27, 2014

A PEOPLE WHO THINK THEMSELVES A NATION ARE ONE:

Catalonia defies Spain by formally calling secession referendum (Associated Press, Sept. 27, 2014)

The president of Spain's powerful northeastern region of Catalonia has formally called an independence referendum in the latest secession push in Europe and one of the most serious challenges to the Spanish state of recent years.

The conservative Spanish government insists the referendum, planned for Nov. 9, is illegal and won't take place.

Catalan leader Artur Mas called the referendum Saturday, flanked by most of the region's political leaders who support the vote.


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