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Trite remarks on Catalonia

Photo by jean wimmerlin on Unsplash Originally published in Spanish: “Lugares comunes”. Juan Claudio de Ramón. El País. 9th July 2018 Diversity entails richness. But only when the differences meet in the individual, as metals melt in a crucible, or when different strands are woven into a tapestry; diversity impoverishes when used as an excuse for segregation. Bridges must be built. […]

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The seriousness of the autumn events

Photo by Joel Tasche on Unsplash Originally published in Spanish: “La gravedad de los sucesos de otoño”. Roger Senserrich. Politikon. 26th June 2018 Maybe it’s due to the last weekend’s poll at La Vanguardia; maybe because I’m following too many pro-independence militants on Twitter, but I have the feeling that the Catalonian society  isn’t becoming aware of the extraordinary seriousness of […]

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Imaginary grievances and glowing wounds

Photo by Cassi Josh on Unsplash Originally published in Spanish: “Agravio inventado y herida luminosa”. Ignacio Vidal-Folch. Crónica global. 26th July 2018 Throughout the years, nationalist clerics and poets have compared Catalan society to all sorts of things: to an oppressed colony; to Rosa Parks challenging American racism; to Nelson Mandela combating apartheid; to Ulysses, sailing towards Ithaca; […]

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Speech delivered by the Spanish Ambassador at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Photo by James Padolsey on Unsplash By courtesy of the press office at the Spanish Embassy in Washington Speech delivered by the Spanish Ambassador, Pedro de Morenés. 27/06/2018 INAUGURATION RECEPTION – SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL Your Excellency the President of Armenia, Your Excellency the Minister of Culture of Armenia Your Excellency the Ambassador of Armenia, Honorable President of the […]

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European Arrest Warrant

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash Originally published in Spanish: “Euroorden”. Rafael Arenas García. Crónica Global 19th June 2018 I’m under the impression that there’s some confusion about how the European Arrest Warrant(EAW) and not only among talking heads or pundits but among politicians in office. Some days ago the Spanish Minister of Justice was asked about the EAWs issued […]

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