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Spain in crisis after police violence in Catalan vote

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IN PROTEST. People shout slogans as they wave Catalan pro-independence ‘Estelada’ flags during a protest in Barcelona on October 2, 2017 a day after hundreds were injured in a police crackdown during Catalonia’s banned independence referendum. Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Spain comes under international pressure to resolve a spiraling crisis with its Catalan region after a banned independence referendum was marred by shocking scenes of police violence

MADRID, Spain (Oct. 3, 2017) — Spain came under international pressure Monday, October 2, to resolve a spiraling crisis with its Catalan region after a banned independence referendum was marred by shocking scenes of police violence. Continue reading Spain in crisis after police violence in Catalan vote

Flames, fatality at Venezuela demo over leader’s crisis maneuver

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VIOLENCE. Opposition demonstrators and riot police clash during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 3, 2017. Carlos Becerra/AFP

Protesters were enraged by the socialist president’s launching of procedures by the electoral council to draw up a new constitution

CARACAS, Venezuela (May 4, 2017) — An 18-year-old man died Wednesday, May 3, in violent protests against embattled President Nicolas Maduro, prosecutors said. Continue reading Flames, fatality at Venezuela demo over leader’s crisis maneuver