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La tensión entre Catalunya y Madrid se dispara

 09/22/2017 - 14:31
Manifestantes pro-independencia bloquearon la entrada del Departamento de Economía del gobierno catalán, en Barcelona, donde el pasado miércoles la Guardia Civil detuvo a diversos miembros del gobierno catalán acusados de estar implicados en la convocatoria del referendum ilegal por la independencia el próximo 1 de octubre. Foto: Andrea Rodés

El gobierno español ha tomado una postura represora contra Catalunya - ordenando la detención de 12 miembros del gobierno catalán, el registro de departamentos gubernamentales y la confiscación de urnas y papeletas -  para detener el referendum ilegal por la independencia convocado por el gobierno catalán para el próximo 1 de octubre. La reacción ha sido inmediata y miles de catalanes,  independentistas o no, han salido a la calle para exigir a Madrid su derecho a votar. 

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The State of Women and Girls in Philadelphia

 09/21/2017 - 15:31
Photograph by Samantha Madera. Copyright City of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is not only the City of Brotherly Love, it is also the City of Sisterly Effectiveness. The City now joins thirty-one other major American cities with women’s commissions, dedicated to shining a light on issues that women experience through intersectional data-collection and discourse, and tearing down the barriers of male dominance in a variety of fields, sectors, and categories.

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