Al Jazeera. Catalans press for secession from Spain. 30.09.2012
Could Catalonia become the world’s newest state?
The Spanish region – with a culture, history, and language of its own – faces high barriers to becoming a fully independent country.
But that hasn’t stopped an emboldened independence movement from trying. On Thursday, the parliament in Catalonia – an affluent but debt-laden region in Spain’s northeast – voted to hold a referendum on independence after elections in November.
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