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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:10 PM

Spanish banks to restrict evictions after suicides

Source: guardian

Spain's banking association announced on Monday it would freeze eviction orders for the next two years in cases of "extreme hardship", following widespread alarm and protests after a woman killed herself on Friday moments before she was due to be evicted, the second such death in less than a month.

"This cannot be allowed to go on," said Juan Carlos Mediavilla, a judge who attended the scene after Amaia Egaņa, 53, leapt from her fourth-floor flat in the northern city of Bilbao.

"It's a problem which has been talked about for some time. The time for talk is over and steps must be taken for something to happen."

Within hours of Egaņa's death noisy protesters had gathered on the streets of Bilbao. Stickers saying "murderers" were fixed to cash machines, while the governing People's party and opposition Socialists pledged to hold an emergency meeting on Monday to agree on reforming mortgage laws.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/12/spanish-banks-evictions-suicides

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alp227 Nov 2012 OP
Crowman1979 Nov 2012 #1
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #2
caveat_imperator Nov 2012 #4
kelliekat44 Nov 2012 #3
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:42 PM

1. Its a damn shame that someone has to die in order to get their attention.

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Response to Crowman1979 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:48 PM

2. Damned shame OUR gov't does not react same way as Spain

God knows there have been a lot more eviction suicides and deaths here.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:47 PM

4. It wouldn't surprise me if the rethugs and tea partiers took pleasure in knowing working class

people have killed themselves over being unjustly evicted.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:47 PM

3. This stuff is happening to the 98% all over the world.

It's not just the US that has vulture capitalists, or tax cheaters, or bankters. And it is not just happening in Spain.

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:03 PM

5. Can you imagine the U.S. caring enough to do that? nt

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