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Evicted retired couple commits suicide as Spain debates reform

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…

Anger mounts over corruption in recession-hit Spain

Anger over a long list of corruption scandals implicating bankers, politicians and even members of the royal family is on the rise in recession-hit Spain, putting the spotlight on the failure of the country’s democracy to tackle the issue. At demonstrations against government austerity measures, chants against alleged shady deals…