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Jordi Farre announces candidacy for 2021 Barcelona presidential elections

Barcelona Ran in 2015 as wellJordi Farre. Francesc AdelantadoCatalan businessman Jordi Farre has announced that he'll be running for the Barcelona presidency when elections are held in 2021.During the 2015 presidential elections, Farre's Somt Gent Normal candidacy received 2,033 votes - 500 below the necessary total needed to run in the…
bubmag
May 28, 2020
Catalonia

Coronavirus reduces sparkle in Spain’s cava industry

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain’s 1.2 billion euro cava sector has had a turbulent few years with a grape-farmers’ strike, foreign buyouts of family firms and a sales hit from the Catalonia separatist crisis. And all that before the coronavirus came along. Spain’s lockdown, one of Europe’s strictest, crushed the tourism…
bubmag
May 28, 2020
Catalonia

The Spanish government clashes with the “deep state”

The English phrase “deep state” kept cropping up during Catalonia’s independence bid to refer to the deep state structures that act independently of the incumbent administration, with a single goal in mind: to protect their own privileged position. Spain’s deep state includes high-ranking civil servants and official bodies, such as…
bubmag
May 28, 2020
Catalonia

Cobos, Ceña: men of honour

If it wasn’t so trite, fascist is the term that would best describe colonel Diégo Pérez de los Cobos, the Guardia Civil commander of the Madrid region who has recently been sacked by Fernando Grande-Marlaska, Spain’s Interior Minister. Pérez de los Cobos is joined by Laurentino Ceña, the Guardia Civil’s…
bubmag
May 27, 2020
Catalonia

10 Steps To Turn A Pandemic Into The Brave New Normal

Authored by Catte Black via Off-Guardian.org, Now, dear reader, I know you’re not a member of an institutionally sociopathic elite caste, trying to extend your power back to the good old days of supreme monarchs ordained by God himself. But imagine you were. Imagine you were one of the richest…
bubmag
May 20, 2020