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2015 shaping up to be another difficult year for Spaniards

Thousands of poor, jobless people face evictions from their homes even as data show economy is improving

Anti-eviction groups such as Stop Expulsions hold self-help gatherings once a week in Madrid's working-class suburb of Vallecas, which is badly hit by Spain's economic crisis that erupted when the property bubble burst six years ago.


BEHIND the iron door of a ground-floor flat in Madrid's working-class suburb of Vallecas, around 30 people have gathered as Veronica Hidalgo announces she will be evicted from her home this year.

They take turns to speak, standing shoulder to shoulder in the face of an