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Table members and witnesses participate in the closure of tables and audit of records, in an electoral center after the regional elections on Sunday, October 15, 2017, in Caracas, Venezuela. EFE / Cristian Hernández

18 years of chavism, a nonexistent transition and four months of struggle have not been enough for Venezuela to show signs of recovery. Last Sunday's regional elections are the last bloc that buried democracy in Venezuela.

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Spanish Government Remains Inflexible, Rejects Negotiating with Catalan Separatists

 10/06/2017 - 03:44
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gestures while speaking during an interview with Spanish News Agency EFE, at the La Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Oct. 5, 2017. EPA-EFE/ANGEL DIAZ

Spain’s constitutional court has blocked a session of the Catalan Parliament a bid to stop the region’s lawmakers from declaring independence on Monday. Fearing economic turmoil,  some Catalan companies announce they are moving headquarters out of Catalonia.

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La ocasión perdida del Rey

 10/05/2017 - 05:51
Spanish King Felipe VI  (L) giving a speech two days after the celebration of the Catalonian illegal referendum, in Madrid, Spain, Oct. 3, 2017. 24 hours later, the President of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont (R), answered him back. EPA-EFE/Spanish Royal Household/Francisco Gomez

El líder catalán separatista catalán Carles Puigdemont acusó al Rey Felipe VI de alinearse con la política del gobierno central y de consentir la violenta actuación de la policía española en contra de la población que participó en el referéndum de independencia, que Madrid considera ilegal.  Según Puigdemont, el Rey ha decepcionado a muchos catalanes y ha perdido la ocasión para pedir el diálogo. 

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