ANTI-EVICTION MOVEMENT

Galician judge blocks eviction of 85-year-old woman

Aurelia Rey´s case hit the headlines when members of protest platform battled with police

Aurelia Rey (front), is applauded by supporters in A Coruña on Monday after a judge halted an eviction order against her. / Cabalar (EFE)

A judge in Galicia has stopped the eviction of an 85-year-old woman who was being forced out of her apartment in A Coruña by the owners when she fell behind on her 126-euro monthly rent last year. The case of Aurelia Rey has made news across Spain when members of the Stop Evictions platform battled with police who had come to evict the woman last week. Activists have been guarding the building in the center of the city for the past 15 days.

Rey, who has no family, has been paying the same amount since 1979. The platform said that a judge agreed to suspend the eviction order for two months after accepting an agreement by the owners. Activists are demanding that social services find a place for Rey to live.

Last week Spain´s Popular Party government agreed to consider legislative measures to stem the tide of evictions. Under Spanish law, simply returning the keys to the bank is not normally an option, and mortage holders can be faced with a lifetime of unpaid debts.

Y ADEMÁS...

Para poder comentar debes estar registrado en Eskup y haber iniciado sesión

Darse de alta ¿Por qué darse de alta?

Otras noticias

Últimas noticias

Ver todo el día

El Salvador, culpable de la desaparición de niños en la guerra

La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos dicta que hubo un patrón sistemático de desapariciones forzadas dese el Estado

Cuba converge con Europa sin acercarse a EE UU

Washington exige a La Habana una amplia apertura política y no solo medidas económicas liberalizadoras

Amnistía Internacional critica la restitución de tierras en Colombia

La Ley de Víctimas lleva dos años aplicándose y es una de las banderas de Santos

River vence a Boca y pasa a la final de la copa Sudamericana

Pisculichi resuelve (1-0) el duelo argentino a favor de River, que volverá a jugar una final internacional 11 años después

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuelan opposition leader faceing plot charges

María Corina Machado is accused of trying to eliminate President Nicolás Maduro to pave the way for a coup

Kirchner supporters attack judge investigating president’s hotel firm

Argentinean state imposes $350 fine on company for irregularities

Moral light of Mexico’s left walks out on party he founded

Jan Martínez Ahrens Mexico City

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas disagrees with current leaders of the PRD

President Peña Nieto’s reforms fail to loosen Mexico’s credit market

Only one in four small and midsize companies receives financing

Lo más visto en...

» Top 50

Webs de PRISA

cerrar ventana