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Ecuador takes Spain’s mortgage law to European Court of Human Rights

January 28, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN EL PAÍS) Public defender calls on Strasbourg to alter Civil Procedure Law on evictions. Ecuador has presented a suit against Spain at the European Court of Human Rights over the Iberian nation’s eviction legislation. Ramiro Rivadeneira, the Ecuadorian public defender, on Tuesday morning told a press conference in Madrid that Spain was “violating […]

Spain Drains Fund Backing Pensions

January 21, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL) Spain has been quietly tapping the country’s richest piggy bank, the Social Security Reserve Fund, as a buyer of last resort for Spanish government bonds, raising questions about the fund’s role as guarantor of future pension payouts. Now the scarcely noticed borrowing spree, carried out amid a prolonged economic […]

Over 300 health spanish chiefs hand in resignations over privatization

January 9, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN EL PAÍS) Center directors will step down when Madrid administration’s plans to outsource services take effect More than 320 public health center directors across the Madrid region formally handed in their resignations on Tuesday after agreeing last month to step down en masse in protest at the regional government’s plans to privatize some […]

“The sad hue of the crisis”, by Vicente Verdú

November 22, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN EL PAÍS) Spain, once buoyant, is sinking without even understanding what could have gone so wrong. Society is beginning to wilt in despair, but the fear is that this is only the beginning. Vicente Verdú.- Crisis is not the same as desolation. Crisis is not the same as demolition. Crisis is not the same […]

What happened to the Spain where I was born?

October 30, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN DER SPIEGEL) SPIEGEL reporter Juan Moreno grew up in Germany as the son of Spanish immigrants. He cherished summers spent as a child in his parents’ former village. He recently traveled back to his country of birth to trace the causes of the crisis and to meet those whose lives it has changed […]

27% of Spanish children live below poverty line

October 24, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN CAMPOPULSE) Some 2,267,000 children in Spain live below the established poverty mark, according to a UNICEF report based on updated Eurostat data for 2011.   That’s 80,000 more than a year ago and represents 27.2% of the infant population of the country. Eurostat sets the poverty mark at 60% of the median individual […]

Spanish top cop lays out plan to prevent recording of police actions

October 24, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN EL PAÍS) Interior Ministry denies reform will impinge on right to information but judges question legality of preventing citizens from recording security forces. The director general of police, Ignacio Cosidó, announced on Thursday that the authorities are studying the possibility that the next update to the Public Security Law could include an article […]