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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:52 PM

 

Spain's politicians pledge to stop evictions after suicide

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Spain's politicians pledge to stop evictions after suicide
http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCABRE8A90F620121110
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MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's conservative prime minister and the leader of the opposition aim to agree measures on Monday to stop banks evicting homeowners after a woman's suicide before her property was repossessed caused public outrage.

"No one should be without a home for not being able to pay," Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, leader of the opposition Socialist Party said on Saturday.

Northern Spanish mortgage lender Kutxabank said it was suspending repossessions after 53-year-old former Socialist councillor Amaia Egana threw herself out of her fourth-storey apartment window in Barakaldo in the Basque Country as court officials came up the stairs to evict her on Friday.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:05 PM

1. Oh my gosh. Bless them!

The US is too big to be that agile. How many have died because we can't move fast enough to save them?

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:11 PM

2. Too bad that people have to die before their governments act. But at least Spain still

has a conscience and is now going to do something to put lives over property.

Here many people have killed themselves but their deaths are barely mentioned and it certainly never prompted this government to consider putting a moratorium on foreclosures.

It is nice to see that humane reaction to a tragic loss of life.

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