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As Spaniards flee cities, the countryside fears coronavirus

In Spain, rural towns have emptied over the past few decades as young people moved to the cities for jobs and university degrees. But in recent days, this mass exodus has been reversed: Many of those with family or second homes in the countryside have fled big cities to be closer to relatives or to have more space while they’re quarantined.

Can Spain and Catalonia find 'peaceful coexistence'?

Most of the protests across various cities in Spain’s northeast region of Catalonia have been relatively calm, with people of all ages attending, including families with small children and dogs wearing pro-independence bandanas. But at night, as protests led by student organizations take over, the mood changes.

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