With a population of just under 5000, the Spanish village of La Muela boasts a bullfighting ring, a convention center and three museums. Those are five of the nine cases the ex-mayor is having to explain in court at her corruption trial.
Ahead of a possible declaration of independence by Catalonia's regional government, Barcelona's mayor has urged both sides to resolve the impasse. Catalonia is feeling the economic pains of its drive for independence.
Madrid is set to take action and limit Catalonia's autonomy. Barcelona still wants independence. DW's Barbara Wesel asks: What do the Catalan nationalists want? To live in the 21st century, or the 18th?
Dolors Sabater Puig, mayor of the Catalan town of Badalona, was prepared to go to jail so people could vote in the region's contested independence referendum. She told DW where Catalans' fiery feelings come from.
Carles Puigdemont is the figurehead of Catalonia's independence movement – hated by some, lionized by others. Nicolas Martin visited the Catalan president's birthplace, Amer, to learn more about the controversial man.
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