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Andrea Rodés

Andrea Rodés
Writer and freelance journalist based in Barcelona

Andrea Rodés graduated in Business Administration at ESADE (Barcelona) and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Art History by the Courtauld Institute of Art (London).She dreamt of being a museum director, until she started dating a journalist and realised that what she really liked was to write. In 2007 she moved to Beijing to work as the China correspondent for daily newspaper Público and cover the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008). In 2011, Andrea came back to Barcelona, where she lives now. She works as a freelance journalist for several newspapers and she is the author of five books.
Whenever she feels like writing, or when she is just bored, she writes fiction stories and chronicles in her blog: Operación Berenjena (operacionberenjena.wordpress.com).
In fact, she would have loved to become a professional tennis player, but her coach told her that writing might suit her better.

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Spanish Government Seeks to Remove Catalan President, Suspend Autonomy

 10/23/2017 - 04:44
El primer ministro español quiere aprobar una ley para suspender el gobierno catalán y convocar elecciones regionales. La medida debe ser aprobada por el Senado. Foto: EFE/Juan Carlos Hidalgo

Spain's prime minister on Saturday assumed the jurisdiction needed to dissolve the Catalan parliament, dismiss the region's government and call for elections as Catalonia's autonomy was reeled back in response to its recent independence bid, which was deemed unconstitutional by the Spanish judiciary.

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Madrid ordena suspender la autonomía de Catalunya en respuesta al desafío separatista

 10/23/2017 - 04:08
El primer ministro español quiere aprobar una ley para suspender el gobierno catalán y convocar elecciones regionales. La medida debe ser aprobada por el Senado. Foto: EFE/Juan Carlos Hidalgo

El Consejo de Ministros decidió este sábado en Madrid aplicar un polémico artículo de la Constitución que suspende el gobierno y el parlamento catalán, así como diversas instituciones autonómicas, y exige que se convoquen elecciones. La región pierde sus poderes autonómicos que tanto le costaron recuperar después de cuarenta años de dictadura franquista.

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Catalonia - Spain: The soap opera goes on

 10/16/2017 - 10:17
Demonstration in support of the Catalan independence and the right to a legal referendum in Catalunya. Pamplona, Spain, last October 12, 2017. Photo: EFE-EPA / FILE / Jdiges

In compliance with the deadline set by the Spanish government to announce whether or not to declare independence, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont sent a letter of response to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday asking for dialogue, but he avoided answering the question. Madrid has said it will wait until Thursday to decide whether to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy.

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