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Evictions - 24 Oct 2014 
Recent and archive images related to evictions in Spain. Last year Madrid’s city and regional governments sold almost 5,000 rent-controlled flats to private equity investors including Goldman Sachs and Blackstone. At the time, the tenants were told their rental conditions would remain the same 
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October 03, 2013 
Carolina Gonzalez, 39, and her three and four-year-old children stand in a street with their dogs and... 
Malaga, Spain 
Gonzalez and her children stand in a street with their dogs and belongings after Spanish riot police... 
Carolina Gonzalez, 39, and her three and four-year-old children stand in a street with their dogs and belongings after Spanish riot police evicted them from an unoccupied building of flats in Malaga, southern Spain October 3, 2013. A total of 13 families, included 12 children, had occupied the building since February. Members from various support platforms failed to stop the eviction and three activists were arrested when they refused to leave the roof of building, according to local media. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS BUSINESS REAL ESTATE SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS: SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN 
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October 02, 2014 
Raquel Mejias Mesado, 39, waits before learning that her eviction was suspended in Madrid, October 2,... 
Madrid, Spain 
Raquel Mejias Mesado waits before learning that her eviction was suspended in Madrid 
Raquel Mejias Mesado, 39, waits before learning that her eviction was suspended in Madrid, October 2, 2014. Mejias lives with her sister, who is estranged from her husband, and her sister's five small children in her two-bedroom flat that belongs to the state-owned IVIMA (Madrid Housing Institute). Mejias, who is HIV positive and only has one lung, depends on a disability allowance. The eviction has been temporarily suspended. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY) 
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October 24, 2014 
Unemployed hairdresser and mother-of-three Yasmin Rubiano looks at documents at her flat in Madrid June... 
Madrid, Spain 
Unemployed hairdresser and mother-of-three Yasmin Rubiano looks at documents at her flat in Madrid 
Unemployed hairdresser and mother-of-three Yasmin Rubiano looks at documents at her flat in Madrid June 30, 2014. Picture taken June 30, 2014. To match Special Report SPAIN-HOUSING/ REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY REAL ESTATE) 
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October 24, 2014 
ATTENTION EDITORS: SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN... 
Madrid, Spain 
Jorge Blanco walks past children outside the building where they live in Madrid 
ATTENTION EDITORS: SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN

Jorge Blanco (L) walks past children outside the building where they live in Madrid June 30, 2014. Picture taken June 30, 2014. To match Special Report SPAIN-HOUSING/ REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY REAL ESTATE) 
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September 08, 2014 
ATTENTION EDITORS - SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN

Jamila... 
Madrid, Spain 
Jamila Berrabeh wakes up her son Adam, before learning that her eviction had been temporally suspended,... 
ATTENTION EDITORS - SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN

Jamila Berrabeh wakes up her son Adam, before learning that her eviction had been temporally suspended, in the outskirts of Madrid September 8, 2014. Berrabeh, 26, and her five year-old son Adam have been occupying the house that belongs to Goldman Sachs-Azora, for the last nine months. She is unemployed and lives on subsidies. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS REAL ESTATE) 
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September 08, 2014 
Clothes hang at the building where two families wait for their eviction in the outskirts of Madrid September... 
Madrid, Spain 
Clothes hang at the building where two families wait for their eviction in the outskirts of Madrid 
Clothes hang at the building where two families wait for their eviction in the outskirts of Madrid September 8, 2014. Samira Ali and her husband Otman, 25, and Jamila Berrabeh, 26, and her five-year-old son Adam have been occupying two houses that belong to Goldman Sachs-Azora for the last nine months. The evictions were temporally suspended. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS REAL ESTATE) 
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June 27, 2014 
A Spanish riot policeman is seen through a peephole during the eviction of a family in Madrid June 27,... 
Madrid, Spain 
Spanish riot policeman is seen through a peephole during the eviction of a family in Madrid 
A Spanish riot policeman is seen through a peephole during the eviction of a family in Madrid June 27, 2014. Jorge Manuel Aviles, 57, and his wife Yolanda De Diego, 26, lived in the home that belongs to Kutxabank with their three sons, who are nine and three years and about 20 days old. The family has been occupying the house for the last nine months. Both parents are currently unemployed and are living on subsidies. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS SOCIETY POVERTY) 
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June 03, 2014 
Activists of the group The Madrena argue with Spanish riot police during a rally in front of the occupied... 
Oviedo, Spain 
Activists of the group The Madrena argue with Spanish riot police during a rally in front of the occupied... 
Activists of the group The Madrena argue with Spanish riot police during a rally in front of the occupied building in Oviedo, northern Spain June 3, 2014. A regional judge has ordered the eviction of The Madrena social centre after the owners of the buildings claimed their rights over the property. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) 
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March 12, 2014 
ATTENTION EDITORS: SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN... 
Madrid, Spain 
Samira attempts to open a door before learning that the eviction of her family has been temporarily suspended... 
ATTENTION EDITORS: SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN

Samira, 2, attempts to open a door before learning that the eviction of her family has been temporarily suspended in Madrid March 12, 2014. Monica Flores Jimenez, 36, her husband Carlos Garcia Paulete, 39, their two children and their granddaughter have been occupying the house under permission of a friend of the owner for about a year. Both parents are currently unemployed and they live on subsidies. The family is trying to negotiate with the bank Santander for a social rent. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY POVERTY REAL ESTATE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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February 24, 2014 
Fernando Diaz Jara (R), brother of Santiago, smokes as they wait for the judicial commission to carry... 
Madrid, Spain 
Fernando Diaz Jara, brother of Santiago, smokes as they wait for the judicial commission to carry out... 
Fernando Diaz Jara (R), brother of Santiago, smokes as they wait for the judicial commission to carry out the eviction of his brother's family in Madrid, February 24, 2014. Santiago Diaz Jara, 53, his wife Maria Antonia Ortega Lobo, 50, and their four children have been occupying the flat that belongs to the IVIMA (Madrid Housing Institute) for the past 13 years. The flat was rented by a relative of theirs who died about six years ago. Everyone in the family is currently unemployed and they live on subsidies. The IVIMA has not been willing to negotiate with them to pay social rent for the flat on the grounds that they are squatting. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS)

ATTENTION EDITORS: SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN 
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April 30, 2014 
Anti-eviction activists carry the belongings of Veronica Carro (not seen), 51, during Carro's eviction... 
PARLA, Spain 
Anti-eviction activists carry the belongings of Veronica Carro during Carro's eviction in Parla 
Anti-eviction activists carry the belongings of Veronica Carro (not seen), 51, during Carro's eviction in Parla, near Madrid April 30, 2014. Carro, a former waitress, has been out of work for more than three years and was making late payments when she was able to afford them. Carro and her 14-year-old daughter have been living on subsidies. Her apartment, where she was living with her daughter, belongs to a private investor company who carried out their eviction on Wednesday. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS REAL ESTATE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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February 01, 2014 
An anti-eviction activist climbs up a building to help display banners that read "Right to a roof" as... 
ALOVERA, Spain 
An anti-eviction activist climbs up a building to help display banners as they go public with the occupation... 
An anti-eviction activist climbs up a building to help display banners that read "Right to a roof" as they go public with the occupation of an empty building in Alovera, north of Madrid February 1, 2014. The building, which activists say has been empty and abandoned since 2008, was occupied last year to house families who were either evicted or couldn't afford to pay for housing due to their financial situation. Nine families in those circumstances are currently living in the building, but there are plans to host more. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY CIVIL UNREST REAL ESTATE BUSINESS) 
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February 01, 2014 
Mohssin El Molahed welds a door shut in the courtyard of an occupied building where he lives with his... 
ALOVERA, Spain 
Mohssin El Molahed welds a door shut in the courtyard of an occupied building where he lives with his... 
Mohssin El Molahed welds a door shut in the courtyard of an occupied building where he lives with his wife and three children in Alovera, north of Madrid February 1, 2014. The building, which activists say has been empty and abandoned since 2008, was occupied last year to house families who were either evicted or cannot afford to pay for housing due to their financial situation. Nine families in those circumstances are currently living in the building, but there are plans to host more. El Molahed and his family moved to the occupied building last June, right before they were going to get evicted from the apartment they were renting. El Molahed suffered a work-related accident in 2009 that left him with a 40 percent disability. He currently is not getting any aid from the state and he and his family live thanks to the help of relatives, neighbors and anti-eviction activists from the Mortgage Victims' Platform (PAH), El Molahed says. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS SOCIETY POVERTY HEALTH EMPLOYMENT) 
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February 14, 2014 
A police officer blocks the entrance to the building where Naiara Cebrian Arcala, 26, lives with her... 
Madrid, Spain 
A police officer blocks the entrance to the building where Naiara Cebrian Arcala lives with her daughter... 
A police officer blocks the entrance to the building where Naiara Cebrian Arcala, 26, lives with her daughter while Cebrian negotiates with the judicial commission the postponement of her eviction by Spanish nationalized lender Bankia in Madrid February 14, 2014. Cebrian Arcala was evicted from the apartment where she lived with her daughter and sister in 2012, when she stopped making her rent payments after losing her job at a Burger King restaurant. She then occupied a vacant apartment which belongs to Spanish nationalized lender Bankia. She moved there with her five-year-old daughter a year and a half ago and lived on unemployment subsidies of 426 euros until they ran out seven months ago. She has not been able to hold a steady job for the last three years. Bankia has put off her eviction for another month so that she tries to find other housing alternatives. The banners read: "Yes, we can. But they don't want to", "No to mortgage fraud" and "Stop evictions"". REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS SOCIETY) 
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December 19, 2013 
Antonia Mendez de Sangroni, 63, who came from Venezuela, cries before learning that her eviction had... 
Madrid, Spain 
Antonia cries before learning that her eviction had been suspended, in Madrid 
Antonia Mendez de Sangroni, 63, who came from Venezuela, cries before learning that her eviction had been suspended in Madrid December 19, 2013. The house where Mendez de Sangroni lives was bought by her son, Sandy Villal, six years ago. After becoming unemployed, he stopped making his mortgage payments and left for the U.S. in search for work, leaving his mother behind. Mendez de Sangroni, who suffers from arthrosis, does not hold a steady job and tries to get by, by selling clothes from a whole supplier. Her eviction has been postponed indefinitely due to ongoing negotiations with Spanish nationalized lender Bankia. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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November 07, 2013 
ATTENTION EDITORS : SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN... 
Madrid, Spain 
Acuna plays dress up with a wig and high heel shoes outside the factory where he lives with his family... 
ATTENTION EDITORS : SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN

Antonio Acuna, 7, plays dress up with a wig and high heel shoes outside the factory where he lives with his family after the postponement of the demolition of their homes in Madrid November 7, 2013. Acuna belongs to one of the 13 families, all related, who are at risk of having their homes demolished by orders of Madrid's Town Hall. The families, whose members are mostly unemployed, have lived in a former paint factory as well as in shacks they built themselves for the past ten years. They say they have not been offered any housing alternatives by Madrid's Town Hall and they are evicted to make way for future plans to build a road on the land they occupy. The demolition of their homes was postponed at the last minute thanks to the Victims' Mortgage Platform (PAH). The graffiti reads, "Stop demolitions". REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY REAL ESTATE BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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October 03, 2013 
Atika, a friend of Mohamed Bendjazia's wife, speaks to police officers while holding a mattress during... 
Madrid, Spain 
Atika, a friend of Mohamed Bendjazia's wife, speaks to police officers while holding a mattress during... 
Atika, a friend of Mohamed Bendjazia's wife, speaks to police officers while holding a mattress during the eviction of Bendjazia's family from their rental flat in Madrid October 3, 2013. Bendjazia, an unemployed electronics technician, and his family were forced to leave their home after their landlord refused to renew their lease. Out of a job and unable to afford regular rent, Bendjazia applied for a social low rent home, but he is still waiting for an answer from the council social services. After their eviction this morning, the family has been put up at a social service home for three days, but has only until Monday to find a another place for his family, otherwise they could end up on the street, Bendjazia says. REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY) 
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June 25, 2013 
Ana Maria Gomez (C), 42, smiles next her brother Paco (L) and her sister-in-law Paqui as she talks with... 
Malaga, Spain 
Ana Maria Gomez smiles next her brother Paco and sister-in-law Paqui as she talks with a journalist inside... 
Ana Maria Gomez (C), 42, smiles next her brother Paco (L) and her sister-in-law Paqui as she talks with a journalist inside her flat after learning that her eviction has been suspended in Malaga, June 25, 2013. Gomez, a divorced woman with two sons aged 5 and 10, was due to be evicted after failing to pay her mortgage but has since become one of the first beneficiaries of the Andalusian "anti-eviction" decree after its approval on April 9. Under the decree, eviction proceedings initiated by financial institutions, their real estate subsidiaries or asset management firms will be embargoed by the Andalusian government for a maximum of 3 years, to prevent the eviction of low-income families at risk of social exclusion, according to local media. To benefit from the decree, households must fulfil a list of requirements. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS POLITICS SOCIETY POVERTY) 
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April 15, 2013 
Homeowner Wilmer Hernandez picks a picture from the wall of his bedroom before learning that his eviction,... 
Valencia, Spain 
Homeowner Hernandez picks picture from wall of his bedroom before learning that his eviction by Banco... 
Homeowner Wilmer Hernandez picks a picture from the wall of his bedroom before learning that his eviction, which was issued by Banco Sabadell, was suspended by the court in Valencia April 15, 2013. REUTERS/Heino Kalis (SPAIN - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS) 
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May 31, 2012 
A policeman reacts as a woman shouts inside a Bankia bank branch during an anti-eviction protest in Madrid,... 
Madrid, Spain 
A policeman reacts as a woman shouts inside a Bankia bank branch during an anti-eviction protest in Madrid... 
A policeman reacts as a woman shouts inside a Bankia bank branch during an anti-eviction protest in Madrid, June 1, 2012. Neighbors of La Elipa neighborhood gathered to request a dation in payment for a family that would be evicted next June 12. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST) 
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June 26, 2012 
Riot police try to break down the door of a building during a forced eviction, while protesters from... 
Oviedo, Spain 
Riot police try to break down the door of a building during a forced eviction, while protesters from... 
Riot police try to break down the door of a building during a forced eviction, while protesters from an anti-eviction social movement throw buckets of water at them from the balcony in Oviedo, northern Spain June 27, 2012. The protesters tried to prevent the eviction of an Ecuadorian family unable to maintain its mortgage payments. The plight of over one million Spanish people facing a crippling mortgage debt is increasingly attracting public support as an anti-eviction movement accelerates to put politicians under pressure to act. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso (SPAIN - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) 
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June 09, 2012 
Carmen Aurora Sastre Castilla, 49, brushes her teeth after dinner as her mother Carmen Castilla (bottom... 
Madrid, Spain 
A woman brushes her teeth after dinner as her mother and sister sit with the family's belongings on the... 
Carmen Aurora Sastre Castilla, 49, brushes her teeth after dinner as her mother Carmen Castilla (bottom L), 77, and her sister Rosa Maria (top L), 46, sit with the family's belongings on the street that has been their home for the past two weeks in Madrid June 8, 2012. The three of them, as well as their 44-year-old sister Antonia (not pictured), were evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "If I could find a job again and we could get social rent, I'm sure we could make it work again, " says Rosa. As of now, the family survives on their mother's widow's pension, as well as the little money they get from their visually impaired sister Antonia's welfare allowance, and whatever Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building. "The people in this neighbourhood are very nice. Many bring us food and try to make us more comfortable here," says Rosa. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS) 
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June 08, 2012 
Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla, 46, (L-R), her mother Carmen Castilla, 77, and her sister Carmen Aurora,... 
Madrid, Spain 
A family evicted from their rental apartment, sit with their belongings on the street that has been their... 
Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla, 46, (L-R), her mother Carmen Castilla, 77, and her sister Carmen Aurora, 49, sit with their belongings on the street that has been their home for the past two weeks in Madrid June 8, 2012. All of them, as well as their 44-year-old sister Antonia (not pictured), were evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "If I could find a job again and we could get social rent, I'm sure we could make it work again, " says Rosa. As of now, the family lives on their mother's widow's pension as well as the little money they get from Antonia's disability check and whatever Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building. "The people in this neighbourhood are very nice. Many bring us food and try to make us more comfortable here," says Rosa. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS) 
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January 18, 2012 
Gorka Garcia, 35, unemployed, lies in a sleeping bag during a protest organized by pressure group Berri... 
Barakaldo, Spain 
Unemployed Garcia lies in a sleeping bag in front of Barakaldo town hall during a protest against social... 
Gorka Garcia, 35, unemployed, lies in a sleeping bag during a protest organized by pressure group Berri Otxoak "to visualize the effects of social services cuts and evictions" in front of the town hall in the Spanish Basque town of Barakaldo January 18, 2012. The unemployment rate in Spain was last reported at 21.5 percent, with record levels of evictions for non-payment of mortgages. REUTERS/Vincent West (SPAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS) 
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