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Spain Austerity

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...

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.

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...

'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 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...

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...