Over the weekend, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy rejected a request by the leader of Catalonia which called for approval of a referendum on independence for the region. Last week, more than one million people in Catalonia formed a 250-mile human chain to show their support for the referendum. Freelance journalist Jose Marco Paredes explains why a growing number of Catalans favor independence from the rest of Spain.
(Photo: On September 11, 2013 people in Catalonia formed a human chain to demand a referendum for independence. Photo by Clara Polo)