Spain Preparing to Take Control of Catalonia

Oct 20, 2017

The crisis in Spain is growing as the government has announced its intention to take control of the rebellious region of Catalonia unless it renounces its efforts to become an independent nation. In what Spain called an illegal election the residents of the region voted overwhelmingly for independence, however, no formal announcement has been made.

The leaders in Catalonia wanted to negotiate with Spain, but the Spanish government refused the offer. Now, there is an apparent impasse and whatever happens now will destabilize not only the young Spanish democracy, but possibly the entire European Union.