In English Voices From Spain

The bifurcation strategy

Photo by Tim Scharner on Unsplash Originally published in Spanish. ‘La estrategia de la bifurcación’. Lola García. La Vanguardia. 13th May 2018 Apparently, Quim Torra’s speech as aspiring Catalan president presages a bigger clash with the central government, following the wake set by Carles Puigdemont from abroad. Also, in theory, Rajoy’s cabinet, spurred by competition from Ciudadanos, won’t […]

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In Italiano

Il “processo del popolo”

Foto: Aziz Acharki | Unsplash Originale: ‘El “Juicio del pueblo”‘. Lola García. La Vanguardia. 6 di maggio 2018 Passati sei mesi dal convulso Ottobre del 2017, ERC (NdT: Esquerra Republicana, partito nazionalista e repubblicano catalano) ha scritto nero su bianco che “è perfettamente visibile” che quei fatti “non hanno provocato la nascita della Repubblica catalana”.  Nonostante questa ammissione […]

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In English Voices From Spain

The peoples’ judgement

Foto: Aziz Acharki | Unsplash Originally published in Spanish: ‘El “Juicio del pueblo”‘. Lola García. La Vanguardia. 6th may 2018 Six months after the tumultuous October of 2017, ERC have stated, in un ambiguous terms, that “it has been soundly established” that those events have not “translated to the birth of a Catalan republic”. No matter how obvious […]

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In English Voices From Spain

To laugh or to cry

Published originally in Spanish. Laura Freixas. La Vanguardia. Our president calls for a referendum that lacks a voter registry, an electoral commission, civil servants or voting places. Isn’t that worth laughing? The government is presided by a gentleman who didn’t run for the position, and whose star project is one that wasn’t in the electoral […]

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En Français Voices From Spain

Marre

Publié à l’origine en espagnol. Laura Freixas. La Vanguardia. J’en ai marre. Marre d’un “procés” [mouvement séparatiste] qui se prolonge depuis cinq ans et qui tourne en rond, qui ne va nulle part, mais qui consomme des énergies, monopolise des débats, et gaspille des ressources publiques payées par tous. J’ai marre d’un govern (gouvernement régional) […]

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In English Voices From Spain

Exasperation

Originally published in Spanish. Laura Freixas. La Vanguardia. I am fed up. I am fed with a procés [the process towards independence -TN] that has been spinning like a ferris wheel for five years, going nowhere but consuming energies, monopolizing debates, wasting public resources paid by all. I am fed with a Govern [Regional government […]

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