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The Case for Spanish Unity

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 24, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 16:36

Guest: Javier Ruperez, Retired Spanish Diplomat, Spain’s Ambassador to the United States from 2000 – 2004 Spain’s Prime Minister is poised to take an unprecedented move by the end of this week. His plan is to remove Catalonia’s separatist leaders from office and dissolve the region’s parliament to force new elections. Catalonia is a semi-autonomous region of Spain a little like a state here in the US. A few weeks ago, Catalonia violated Spain’s constitution by holding a vote for independence, which Spanish police disrupted with force in some places. Catalonia’s president has declared his intent to have the region secede from Spain.  Just imagine California or Texas making such an announcement, and you can see why Spain’s central government is a bit upset.