Spain

UN Expert Calls on Spain for Commitment to Protect Human Rights

United Nations, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Magdalena Sepúlveda urged the Spanish government to guarantee social inclusion, specially in the health care sector. “It is time for the Government of Spain…

Spanish Organizations Denounce Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement

Madrid, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Spanish social and union organizations condemned today trade negotiations between the European Union and the United States to sign the Transatlantic Free Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). A letter presented at the head office of…

Spain’s housing activists scale up squatter movement

Ter Garcia and Diego Sanz Paratcha November 18, 2013 What makes a movement turn into a landlord? Over the past two years in Catalonia, Spain, more than 700 people have made empty houses owned by banks their new homes…

European Court decides that Spanish eviction law doesn’t protect citizens

By Pilar Paricio The European Court of Justice has judged that Spanish eviction law violates European Law as it doesn’t protect citizens from possible abusive clauses that banks have included in their mortgage contracts. Specifically Spanish law prevents judges from…

Spain: 6 million empty properties, 400,000 families on the streets

The spokesperson for the Mortgage Holders Platform, Chema Ruiz, criticised the Spanish economic model that, in his opinion, defends the banks and leaves people with an enormous debt, and losing their homes when it becomes impossible to repay. This situation…

Spaniards to protest against austerity cuts, corruption

Amid fresh reports of Royal family corruption, furious Spaniards are set to stage massive nationwide protests against severe budget cuts. Massive protests have been planned for Saturday in Madrid, Barcelona and other cities. Teachers, students, miners, medical staff, workers from…

Elderly Spanish couple commits suicide over debts

A retired Spanish couple has committed suicide after receiving an order to evict their home on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca due to unpaid debts. Authorities said the 68-year-old man and the 67-year-old woman, who took an overdose of prescription…

Spain is in the hands of thieves

No doubt. We are in the hands of thieves. The Barcenas, Pallerols, Crespo, Nóos and Mercurio cases, added to the Gürtel case, Millet, Champion, Pretoria and many others, show that those who have been giving us lessons of austerity have…

Spain must make fighting racism and xenophobia a priority – UN expert

Spanish authorities must show leadership in the fight against racism and xenophobia in the country, an independent United Nations expert said today, adding that, against a backdrop of pervasive unemployment, the Government must ensure vulnerable groups such as immigrants are…

Why don’t you shut up?

A few weeks ago the ABC newspaper in Spain headlined the imminent death of Hugo Chavez Frias. And today, 24th of January, after the El Pais newspaper published a picture of him intubated on its front page it had to…

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