The Diplomatic Envoy

Author: Madison Feser

November 20172017International NewsEurope

Catalonia: Autonomy at Risk as Madrid Threatens Direct Rule

Spain has officially dissolved Catalonia’s regional government and will be hosting new elections on December 21. Catalonia, however, with main contributors to its economy leaving the region, along with lack of EU and international support, faces major obstacles as leaders try to establish their newly declared independence.

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With Duterte Abroad, Filipinos Protest Dictator’s Burial

The burial of Marcos followed a Supreme Court decision to dismiss petitions against the proposal made by current Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte for Marcos to be interred at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LNMB), also known as the Heroes’ Cemetery. Supreme Court spokesperson Ted Te says the 9-5 vote in favor of the burial.

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