SPAIN: Macia's Catalonia

Without her industrial Catalonia and her thriving Basque country Spain would be like the U. S. without the North Atlantic seaboard and California. Yet last week the Republican Government at Madrid signed away most of its control over Catalonia which contains the country's largest, most modern city, Barcelona. In Madrid the Cortes, 172 to 12, passed a Constitutional amendment presented by Deputy Zorilla Cid (who claims descent from El Cid*) granting governmental autonomy to Catalonia. Most of the 470 deputies preferred to stay at home.

Thus obtained was the lifelong objective of Catalonia's...

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