Leaders resist hardline pressure in effort to enable Catalan compromise

by | October 12, 2017 4:55 pm

Carles Puigdemont says Catalonia has earned its independence from Spain – but has suspended the process in the hope of talking to Madrid. Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s prime minister, is making preparations to tighten the screws on the Catalan leader, but wants more information first.   As Spain lives through some of its most tumultuous hours…

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