The Debate

Moment of truth: Spain sets in motion direct rule over Catalonia

Since 10 am local time, Spain has entered unchartered waters. Madrid's deadline for Catalonia's leader to renounce independence has come and gone. So what will Madrid do now? Call in the army? Arrest regional president Carles Puigdemont? The escalation around the staging of that banned October 1st independence referendum is entering a new phase.


Produced by Charles WENTE, Alessandro XENOS, Christopher DAVIS.

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