'No solution in sight': Spain braces for Catalonia declaration of independence

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Catalonia vote for secession from Spain may have boxed the regional government into a corner, leaving it no choice but to declare unilateral independence — a move that could trigger a constitutional crisis and spark more violent clashes.

"It basically opens a valley of tears and a process that is very unclear on how it's going to end," said Pablo Beramendi, an associate political science professor and co-director of working group on social mobility at the Duke University Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity.

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