Witch hunts relied heavily on accusations from neighbors who were desperate for scapegoats whenever bad luck struck the town — such as crop failures, sudden diseases or natural disasters.
In previous years, throngs of tourists flocked to Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona. But with hundreds of new outbreaks of the coronavirus in the northeast region of Catalonia, Spain's tourism industry is taking a serious hit.
Bullfighting has been banned in Catalonia since 2011. But another dangerous activity — castells, or human towers — is gaining popularity.
Catalans are voting Thursday to try and solve a crisis triggered by an independence drive in one of the most strategic regions of Spain, the eurozone's fourth-largest economy.
As identity politics continues to play out in Catalonia — between Catalans who want independence from Spain and a government that wants to keep it part of Spain — we hear from the band Txarango.
Catalonia’s President Carles Puigdemont declared independence from Spain. The news, though hardly perceptible in the streets, was shouted loud and clear across social media channels with tweets reading, “Welcome to the Catalan Republic” and “Good morning Republic,” seemingly blind to the fact that hours after the proclamation, Spain revoked the region’s autonomy and imposed direct rule via a never-before-used constitutional provision known as Article 155.
The Catalan Parliament approved the region becoming a republic, but the Spanish government is moving to take back control.
Lead singer Nina Osegueda inspires A Sound of Thunder to record a version of the region's anthem.
Catalonia's parliament will hold a plenary session on Thursday to decide its response to the central government's move to dismiss the region's government while other independence activists have promised civil disobedience.
With Catalonia threatening to declare independence from Spain, we look into the origins of the dispute between Barcelona and Madrid.
Spain's vow Thursday to take over at least part of Catalonia's regional powers due to its drive for independence would involve triggering the never before used Article 155 of Spain's constitution.