Spain Financial Crisis Evictions

February 28, 2014 - 8:34 AM
Carolina Salazar Fernandez, 23 years old, right, accompanied by a housing rights activist, left, looks at the police arriving to evict her in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Carolina Salazar Fernandez, is a single mother of two children: Jesus, 3 years old, and Abraham, 6 years old. Her only income it is a state benefit of 530 euros ($ 723). She has occupied an empty foreclosed apartment owned by SAREB bank in February 2013. She tries to negotiate to pay a low protected rent, since her income it is not enough to rent an apartment and support the family at the same time. The eviction was finally postponed with the help of housing rights' activists. SAREB, called "bad bank", is a bank who receives toxic assets produced by Spanish lenders after the country's property market collapse in 2008. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)