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Posted by on Sep 23, 2012 in Economy, International | 1 comment

After Spain Nixes New Fiscal Deal, Catalonia Considers Independence Push

After Spain nixes new fiscal deal, Catalonia considers independence push (via The Christian Science Monitor)

As if Spain didn’t have enough to contend with amid a dire economic crisis, record unemployment, social turmoil, and fading diplomatic clout, it’s now facing the destabilizing threat of breaking apart. Catalonia, the second most-powerful hub in the country after Madrid and home to the industrial…