Conflict & Justice

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Just up the hill from the Duke's mansion, graffiti on a highway overpass reads, "They're not suicides, they're financial assassinations." The tag refers to the several recent suicides of Spaniards who were facing eviction from their homes for falling behind on their mortgages or rents. In Spain you can't just hand over your keys if you can't pay. Your debt follows you, even if you become homeless.

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