The ruins of a church in Belchite, Zaragoza, which was devastated during the Spanish Civil War.
Failure to deal with the wounds of the conflict has permeated society and culture in Spain.
A strange coincidence of historical circumstances in Spain could, taken together, help to bring about a resolution to the crisis in Catalonia.
We need to educate ourselves daily if we aspire to live peacefully in a multicultural society.
Catalonia’s deposed president fled to Belgium after the charges against him were revealed.
After declaring independence, regional leaders stand accused of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement. But what does that mean?
An ousted leader, a divided electorate and the risk of further violence pile on the tension ahead of the December vote.
Despite the inevitable transition costs for both sides, there may also be some benefits to a split.
Spanish National Police block people trying to reach a polling station in Barcelona, Spain, on Oct. 1. Catalan leaders accused Spanish police of brutality and repression.
AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The European Union is quick to condemn countries like Venezuela and Turkey when they engage in anti-democratic tactics. So why is it so silent on Spain's treatment of the Catalan?
The potential for more violence is clear unless the two sides can be brought to the negotiating table as soon as possible.
People raise hands during a protest as Catalan regional police officers stand guard outside the
National Police station in Barcelona.
Both regions have held independence referendums that have returned overwhelming "yes" votes. But without international support, the road ahead will be a tough one.
On Sunday, more than 2 million Catalans voted in a referendum on the question: Should Catalonia become an independent state? The vote was a milestone in the century-long struggle for self-determination…
The referendum that wasn't a referendum can't have a winner.
The Madrid government is doing everything it can to stop the planned October 1 referendum from happening.
Time for a redesign?
Catalonia and Kurdistan are both holding referendums on independence this year. But is it that simple to break free?
Denied a chance to hold a referendum, the pro-independence movement are calling the region's parliamentary elections a plebiscite.
The language survived against the odds and is now a central part of Catalan identity.
Guess which way he’s voting.
Catalans have voted for independence in a referendum that holds no official sway but has enormous significance. Now Catalonia needs to decide where to turn next. The referendum, held on November 9, was…
The sense of a distinct identity is what drives Catalans to continue pushing for independence despite the obstacles.
On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, another milestone in European history took place: the Catalan vote on independence. Downgraded from an official referendum – which would be illegal…
Independence supporters in Bilbao form a ‘V’ for victory in a November 9 referendum.
For three years in a row, Catalans have taken to the streets on September 11, Catalonia’s national day (the Diada). The 2012 rally for independence gathered an estimated 1.5 million people in Barcelona…