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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:49 PM

Spain Confronts Suicides as Newly Homeless Jump From Balconies


(Bloomberg) Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he will rush through measures to stem evictions in Spain after a woman committed suicide as officials tried to seize her home.

A bipartisan committee is meeting today to draw up plans to reduce evictions as Rajoy, who faces a general strike this week amid mounting protests, tries to control a growing sense of outrage at mortgage foreclosures. Spain’s banking association responded today by announcing a two-year freeze on repossessions in cases of extreme need for “humanitarian reasons.”

The government “will defend the most vulnerable families affected by the evictions and act with seriousness, sensitivity and great humanity,” Rajoy told supporters at a Nov. 9 election rally in Lerida, Catalonia. The Spanish people are experiencing “terrible things and inhumane situations.”

“No family should end up homeless as a result of the crisis,” Economy Minister Luis de Guindos told the European Parliament in Brussels today. “That is the commitment.” ...............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-12/rajoy-aims-to-stem-evictions-as-suicide-darkens-crisis.html



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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:30 PM

1. no such luck in the good ole usa!

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:39 PM

2. ditto greece: Suicides in Greece rise by a third as financial crisis takes its toll

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2188879/Greek-economy-Suicides-rise-financial-crisis-takes-toll.html


A recent story from greece: a 66-year-old pensioner went to the post office & was told his already-small check was cut off because of some austerity policy. he went home, left phone message for his family that he was useless and his rotting body was later found hanging off a cliff by a rope.

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:44 PM

3. Trump: Spain, Even Greece, Hold 'Great Opportunities' for Investing

http://www.moneynews.com/StreetTalk/Trump-Spain-Greece-Investment/2012/06/19/id/442744

"Spain is an amazing place. It's a great country. It's got a fever and this is the time to take advantage of it. In five years all of a sudden the same apartments will be selling for a lot of money."


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