Catalonia

Protesters hold esteladas or independence flags as they take part in a demonstration during the Catalan National Day in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. 

In Catalonia, ruling separatist parties split, signaling end of an era

Catalonia’s regional leader defends an uphill negotiation with Spain over an independence referendum as his long-time separatist allies walk away.

In Catalonia, ruling separatist parties split, signaling end of an era
Misoprostol drug, the most common abortion pill

Catalonia’s temporary tele-abortion services are a game-changer for women with limited access

Catalonia’s temporary tele-abortion services are a game-changer for women with limited access
Members of the Catalonian band, Txarango

Identity politics and music from a band in Catalonia

Identity politics and music from a band in Catalonia
Demonstrators gather outside the Catalan regional parliament in Barcelona, Oct. 27, 2017.

Catalonia's lawmakers vote for independence from Spain

Catalonia's lawmakers vote for independence from Spain
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A heavy metal band from Virginia went viral in Catalonia

A heavy metal band from Virginia went viral in Catalonia
Barcelona soccer fans make their feelings known about Catalan independence, at a game on Wednesday Oct 18th 2017

The roots of Catalonia’s differences with the rest of Spain

With Catalonia threatening to declare independence from Spain, we look into the origins of the dispute between Barcelona and Madrid.

The roots of Catalonia’s differences with the rest of Spain
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Chronicle of a crackdown on Catalonia's independence vote

Journalist Gerry Hadden offers a firsthand look, from a Barcelona polling center, at Spanish police's violent operations to disrupt the outlawed referendum on Catalan independence.

Chronicle of a crackdown on Catalonia's independence vote
Riot police grab at a woman near a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, on Oct. 1, 2017.

Spanish riot police fight to suppress Catalonia's defiant independence vote

Thousands of Spanish police fanned out across the northeast region of Catalonia, forcing their way into occupied polling stations, stomping on voters and seizing ballot boxes.

Spanish riot police fight to suppress Catalonia's defiant independence vote
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After a long manhunt, Catalan police find and kill suspect in the Barcelona attack

Spanish police on Monday shot dead Younes Abouyaaqoub, the suspected driver of a van that mowed down pedestrians in Barcelona, after a massive manhunt for the Moroccan national who was wearing what appeared to be a suicide belt when he was killed.

After a long manhunt, Catalan police find and kill suspect in the Barcelona attack
Barcelona's Neymar looking dejected after a game at Nou Camp in Barcelona, Spain, on April 19.

Now Barcelona's Neymar has to stand trial for fraud

A Brazilian investment company has called for five-year sentences for Neymar and his parents, and other penalties, making the Brazilian the latest soccer superstar to have to take the stand.

Now Barcelona's Neymar has to stand trial for fraud
People wave Catalan separatist flags during a pro-independence demonstration at Catalunya square in Barcelona.

Catalan politicians push for independence, but the people of Catalonia aren't so sure

The pro-separatist parties that control the government of Catalonia are pushing decisively for a split from Spain. But opinion polls show the Catalan public split pretty much down the middle on the issue. And Spain's prime minister says he simply won't allow the country's break up.

Catalan politicians push for independence, but the people of Catalonia aren't so sure