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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:59 PM

Evictees commit suicide as Spain debates reform

Source: Agence France-Presse

Evictees commit suicide as Spain debates reform

By Daniel Bosque Homs (AFP) 59 minutes ago

MADRID A retired couple in Spain killed themselves Tuesday because they faced eviction, police said, as lawmakers considered legislation to save ruined homeowners from being thrown into the street.

In the latest in a series of suicides reportedly linked to evictions, the couple, aged 68 and 69, killed themselves in their home in Calvia on the island of Mallorca, a police spokesman who asked not to be named told AFP.

Hours later in Madrid, members of parliament agreed to debate a citizens' motion to protect poor homeowners from eviction -- a fate faced by hundreds of thousands in Spain.

The lower house of parliament agreed to debate the bill after lawmakers of the ruling conservative Popular Party threw their weight behind it despite earlier resistance, the party's parliamentary spokesman Alfonso Alonso said.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:30 PM

1. Tragic

Thanks for posting this information.

Sam

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:54 AM

2. This is so sad....I just hope that these evictions can be stopped and people like this old couple

....don't feel this is their only option....

I love Spain....a lot of the problems there now were made by the banks and corporations and are continued by the Conservatives there....lets hope some of them wake the f*ck up....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:56 AM

3. Have they considered nationalizing their banks?

And kicking the banking execs into the streets?

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