The Heat: Catalonia Crisis

The Heat


The majority of Catalonia’s independence leadership is set to defy a court order that they return to Spain for questioning, according to their lawyer.

Carles Puigdemont, the region’s former President and former members of his cabinet are holed-up in Brussels to avoid arrest after a showdown with Madrid’s central government.

CGTN’s Richard Bestic reports from Barcelona.

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To discuss the current situation in Catalonia:

  • Alberto Avendano, an award-winning Spanish journalist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the National Association of Hispanic Publications.
  • Pablo Pardo, the U.S. Bureau Chief for “El Mundo,” Spain’s second- largest daily newspaper.
  • Jordi Graupera, researcher at Princeton University.
  • Joris Larik, an assistant professor of Comparative, EU and International Law with Leiden University and a fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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