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A controversial debate: has Cataluña the right to become an independent state?

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¡Hola a todo el mundo! Welcome to this passionate debate about one of the hottest topics in Spanish current affairs. I am sure many of you have strong opinions about it, what is great because it will make the debate more alive and exciting. It may happens that most of people take one side. I will bring a couple of dices to decide balance the imbalance. To build your arguments I am going to provide you some materials in Spanish and English:

BACKGROUND FROM A NON-PARTISAN PERSPECTIVE

http://www.economist.com/node/21563347

http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21567085-stabilising-spains-finances-without-tearing-its-social-fabric-apart-being-made-harder

http://www.economist.com/blogs/theworldin2013/2012/11/catalan-issue

I have chosen a foreign journal to provide a non-partisan and more independent view of the topic.

OPINION: CATALONIAN MEDIA

http://www.lavanguardia.com/participacion/cartas/20120916/54350467515/a-favor-en-contra-independencia-catalunya-manifestacion-diada-2012.html

http://www.lavanguardia.com/economia/20121118/54354607362/independencia-euro-ue.html

OPINION: MADRID´S LEFT-LEANING MEDIA

http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2012/09/29/actualidad/1348948380_409423.html

http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2012/12/04/actualidad/1354627350_484938.html

OPINION: MADRID´S CENTRE-RIGHT-LEANING MEDIA

http://www.elmundo.es/blogs/elmundo/consejoeditorial/2012/11/07/la-independencia-de-cataluna.html

http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2012/12/09/economia/1355010153.html

If you want to provide more links (Spanish or English) to add to the debate you are welcome.

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