Spain and specifically Barcelona is one of our favorite places in Europe and we have been very concerned about the political struggles underway there over the last few years. If you haven’t discovered him yet, let us introduce you to Josep Goded. He has been doing a remarkable job of sending dispatches from the heart of Catalonia on the politically motivated goings on.
Earlier this week, the Spanish public prosecutor took to the Supreme Court a lower court’s decision to provisionally keep an open prison regime for the nine jailed Catalan leaders Carme Forcadell, Dolors Bassa, Jordi Cuixart, Oriol Junqueras, Josep Rull, Raül Romeva, Jordi Turull, Jordi Sànchez and Joaquim Forn. The nine political prisoners obtained the “low” […]Spain’s Public Prosecutor Punishes the Pro-Independence Movement for Its Historic Results in the Last Elections — Josep Goded
Spain has had a difficult political history in recent times. While it is easy to forget, Spain had one of the longest lived fascist governments in Europe that didn’t come to an end until only the 1970’s.
Fascist Spain under General Franco was a period of Spanish history between 1936 and 1975 after the authoritarian dictatorship of Francisco Franco took control of Spain from the democratically elected government of the liberal democratic Second Spanish Republic in a Civil War.