With new developments unfolding every hour in Catalonia, here's a brief review of the major happenings in the last month.
Spain notched up vigorous growth in the third quarter, prior to the current Catalan crisis, official data showed on Monday October 30th.
As Spain's attorney general filed charges for sedition, rebellion and embezzlement against Puigdemont, Spanish press reported that the former Catalan regional leader is already in Brussels.
Real Madrid suffered a backlash on the field rather than from an expected hostile atmosphere amid political turmoil in Catalonia as they slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at Girona on Sunday October 29th.
As the Spanish government enters its first working day following the Senate's granting of unprecedented powers to Prime Minister Rajoy to activate Article 155 of the Constitution and remove and replace Carles Puigdemont's pro-independence regional government and its officials, The Local Spain brings you live updates throughout the day.
Spain enters uncharted and potentially perilous territory on Monday October 30th as Madrid moves to take over the running of Catalonia in response to the rebellious region's parliament unilaterally declaring independence.