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Catalan Separatists Seen Winning Thin Majority, Exit Polls

Exit polls in the much-watched Catalonia regional elections show the separatists winning a majority by a razer-thin margin… While those in favor of indepedence appear to have an absolute majority, the pro-Spain Ciudadanos party got the most seats. Here's a party-by-party breakdown from the 8tv poll: Ciudadanos Seen Winning 34-37 Seats: 8tv Poll Esquerra Republicana […]

Antarctic Volcano Warning: Ash Could ‘Encircle The Globe’ Causing Worldwide Health Problems

Scientists are sounding the alarm about a volcano eruption in Antartica that could cause global health problems. The ash from this eruption could encircle the globe, affecting millions of people. Deception Island, off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, is a hotbed of volcanic activity with at least 50 craters spread across the region. A […]

The Price of Chaos Rises in Spain

wolfstreet.com / by Don Quijones / Nov 9, 2017 The longer the toxic process between Catalonia and Spain drags on, the wider the gulf grows. During a visit yesterday to Barcelona, the organizers of the Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest mobile event, warned the City Council that unless the political situation stabilizes in Catalonia, they will be looking for an […]

Another Earthquake Swarm: ‘These Types Of Swarms Are Common In ACTIVE Volcanoes’

Twenty-two earthquakes in four days have rocked a famous tourist location. This recent swarm has sparked more fears that yet another volcano could be on the verge of erupting. Mount Teide last erupted in 1909 and is the highest mountain in Spain and a huge tourist attraction. The flurry of tremors struck the village of Vilaflor on the […]

Spain Invades Catalonia – Nullifies the Democratic Vote

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Nov 1, 2017 The Spanish Police have invaded Catalonia and the rigged high court of Spain nullifies its independence. It really is astonishing when you compare these actions to Russia and Crimea. At least Crimea the population were Russian speaking and not Ukrainian. Here we have Catalonia has had its own […]

Spain PM Fires Catalan Government, Calls Snap Elections In Retaliation For Independence Vote

Update 4: In a live TV address to the nation, Spain's PM Rajoy just announced that it is a "sad day" in which Catalans showed "contempt" for democracy, and ignored the general interest; that the Catalan declaration is unacceptable to majority of Catalans, and that, as a result and as expected, he is firing Catalan […]

New Elections in Catalonia Coming: By Force or Peacefully?

themaven.net / by Mike Mish Shedlock / October 16, 2017 In a letter to prime minister Mariano Rajoy, Catalan president Carles Puigdemont asks Spain to end “repression of the Catalan people”. Puigdemont still did not say whether or not Catalonia declared independence. Meanwhile, a prosecutor seeks to hold Catalan police chief in prison with no bail. […]

Days of Living Dangerously in Catalonia

wolfstreet.com / by Don Quijones / Oct 15, 2017 Fractured communities, splintered families, broken friendships. In Catalonia the economy is already beginning to feel the pinch from the rise in political tensions, as tourist numbers plunge 20% to 30% and as hundreds of companies, both domestic and foreign, move their headquarters to other parts of Spain, albeit in most cases only […]

The Spanish Civil War, Revisited: Pepe Escobar Fears “Lethal Response” From Madrid

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Puigdemont's political twist could invoke a lethal response from Madrid: suspension of Catalonia's government Call it theatre of the absurd – with a lethal subtext. Under pressure from all corners – even Donald Tusk, president of the EU Council – in his fateful date with destiny Carles […]

Crystal Ball Territory: Rajoy Ponders Article 155, Taking Over Catalonia

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / October 8, 2017 Pro-Spain activists took over streets of Barcelona today. Police estimate the crowd at 350,000 but organizers place the total close to a million. Meanwhile, the Catalan government appears likely to declare independence on Tuesday, and prime minister Mariano Rajoy Mulls Suspending Catalonia Autonomy via article 155. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano […]