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Anti-Austerity March Draws Tens Of Thousands Of Protesters From All Over Spain

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 03.23.2014 | World

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police and protesters clashed during an anti-austerity demonstration that drew tens of thousands of people to central Madrid o...

King Gives Up Luxury Yacht As Country Faces Biting Recession

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.17.2013 | World

Spain's King Juan Carlos is giving up a 21-million-euro ($27 million) yacht named Fortuna, officials say, as his subjects weather a biting recession a...

Scores Arrested At Anti-Austerity Protest In Spain

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2013 | World

MADRID, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Forty-five people have been arrested in Spain during disturbances following a demonstration on Saturday by tens of thousa...

Ugly Corruption Scandal Turns Spain Against Its King

AP | JORGE SAINZ | Posted 04.24.2013 | World

MADRID — When King Juan Carlos appeared at a recent basketball game in front of thousands of subjects, he was greeted by persistent heckling and...

Spain's Current Economic Pain Nothing New

Lee Tunstall | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Lee Tunstall

Financed by exuberant foreign bankers, encumbered by huge debt, and trying to dominate a dysfunctional Europe, Spain was an overextended empire that eventually squandered great wealth. There are definite echoes of the past that have come down from this time to modern-day Spain.

Spanish Lottery Hands Out $1.1 Billion In Winnings

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 01.06.2013 | World

MADRID -- A lottery showered (EURO)840 million ($1.1 billion) on ticket holders in five regions of Spain on Sunday, in the midst of a deep recession a...

Grocery Shopping for Free

Laura Sangrà | Posted 01.14.2013 | College
Laura Sangrà

Robin Hood still lives in Spain. He keeps stealing from the rich to favor the poor, but instead of acting in the woods he attacks in the supermarket aisles.

'In Spain We Had Neither A Present Nor A Future'

El Huffington Post | Rodrigo Carretero | Posted 11.01.2012 | World

Julio Priego from Cordoba, in Spain's south, represents the kind of emigrant who belongs to what some call the “sandwich generation.” He is 53 yea...

1 In 4 In Spain Out Of Work

AP | CIARAN GILES | Posted 10.26.2012 | World

MADRID -- One Spaniard in four is now officially out of work as the economic crisis tightens its grip on the country. The National Statistics Institu...

Anti-Austerity Protestors Storm Streets In Spain

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 10.13.2012 | World

MADRID -- Several thousand anti-austerity protesters in Spain marched down a major street in the capital banging pots and pans Saturday. Many protest...

I Work In A Hospital, But I'm About To End Up Unemployed'

AP | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

MADRID — Several thousand people marched in downtown Madrid on Saturday to protest austerity measures they say will lead to cuts in cherished na...

'Robin Hood' Mayor Robs Supermarkets, Gives To Poor

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business

* Rogue mayor to begin trek to promote protests * Supermarket sweep wins left-wing mayor support * Uncertain summer fuel...

Daniel Basteiro

A Thousand Cuts: Austerity Measures Injure Spain's Most Vulnerable | Daniel Basteiro | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

This article is part of a Huffington Post series on the global impact of austerity -- "A Thousand Cuts" -- from affordable housing funds lost in San F...

Hundreds Flock To Madrid To Protest Unemployment

AP | Posted 09.20.2012 | World

MADRID — Several hundred demonstrators have traveled to Madrid from many parts of Spain to protest the country's near 25 percent unemployment ra...

Spanish Workers Protest Christmas Payment Cuts

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS and CIARAN GILES | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

MADRID — Spanish civil servants, many dressed in mourning black, took to the streets Friday in angry protest as the government approved new swee...

Spanish Prime Minister: 'We Are Living In A Crucial Moment'

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS and CIARAN GILES | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business

MADRID — Spain's government imposed more austerity measures on the beleaguered country Wednesday as it unveiled sales tax hikes and spending cut...

Spanish Miners Fear For Their Livelihoods

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

MADRID — Spanish miners and sympathizers incensed with the nation's seemingly endless austerity cutbacks clashed with riot police on one of Madr...

PHOTOS: Protests Heat Up Spanish Cities

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS and CIARAN GILES | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

MADRID — Spanish workers enraged by austerity-driven labor reforms to prevent the nation from becoming Europe's next bailout victim slowed down ...

PR Nightmare: Royal Family Member Questioned Over Corruption

AP | MANU MIELNIEZUK | Posted 04.25.2012 | World

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — As public relations nightmares go, it can't get much uglier: The Spanish king's son-in-law will be questioned over a...

Hundreds Of Thousands Protest In Spain

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2012 | World

By Paul Day and Tomás Cobos MADRID, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people protested across Spain on Sunday against refor...

Spain Approves New Austerity Measures, Limited Stimulus

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MADRID — The Spanish government approved new austerity measures and a limited economic stimulus package to ease investor fears about its debt &n...

PHOTOS: Anti-Austerity Protests Sweep Across Europe

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) BRUSSELS - Anti-austerity protests erupted across Europe on Wednesday -- Greek doctors and railway employees walked out, Spanish workers shut dow...