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Venezuelans abroad anxiously watch events unfolding at home

In this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019  le photo, people gather during a protest against Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro and in support of an opposition leader self-proclaimed as the interim president of the country in Madrid, Spain.

Vincente Marquez, Associated Press

January 28, 2019

When Maria Eugenia Pirona moved from Venezuela to Spain over six months ago she had lost hope that things would get better in her homeland. A lawyer and former civil servant, Pirona had seen her comfortable life ruined by the deepening political and economic strife. Her pension was cut and, ...

Catalonia’s struggle for secession

Demonstrators protest against Catalan government's push for secession from the rest of Spain in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.  (Santi Palacios/The DePaulia)

Andrew Hattersley

October 23, 2017

Catalan independence has been a conflict that has had its ups and downs over the decades, beginning with the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella, through the Spanish Civil Wars and throughout the Francisco Franco era, a particularly contentious time between Spain and its local state. Read More &raqu...

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