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13.02.2013

Elderly Spanish couple commits suicide over debts

Elderly Spanish couple commits suicide over debts

A retired Spanish couple has committed suicide after receiving an order to evict their home on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca due to unpaid debts. Authorities said the 68-year-old man and the 67-year-old woman, who took an overdose of prescription drugs on Tuesday in their home, stated in a suicide… »

02.02.2013

Spain is in the hands of thieves

Spain is in the hands of thieves

No doubt. We are in the hands of thieves. The Barcenas, Pallerols, Crespo, Nóos and Mercurio cases, added to the Gürtel case, Millet, Champion, Pretoria and many others, show that those who have been giving us lessons of austerity have been benefitting: not only the bankers and businessmen but also,… »

29.01.2013

Spain must make fighting racism and xenophobia a priority – UN expert

Spain must make fighting racism and xenophobia a priority – UN expert

Spanish authorities must show leadership in the fight against racism and xenophobia in the country, an independent United Nations expert said today, adding that, against a backdrop of pervasive unemployment, the Government must ensure vulnerable groups such as immigrants are not blamed for the nation’s economic woes. “It is crucial… »

24.01.2013

Why don’t you shut up?

Why don’t you shut up?

A few weeks ago the ABC newspaper in Spain headlined the imminent death of Hugo Chavez Frias.  And today, 24th of January, after the El Pais newspaper published a picture of him intubated on its front page it had to rapidly change it explaining that it wasn’t a photo of… »

03.11.2012

In Spain, doctors resist by healing

In Spain, doctors resist by healing

Some of Spain’s hospitals and clinics have recently begun offering a new kind of public service. In an effort to defend the threatened health care system, thousands of doctors and their supporters have chosen to add civil disobedience to their practice. Last April, the Spanish government approved a Royal Decree… »

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