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MAPPED: Spain’s shocking north-south divide revealed in latest poverty statistics

PEOPLE living in the south of Spain are more at risk of poverty than those in the north, a new study has confirmed. While it...

ANALYSIS: Extraordinarily, the effects of the Spanish Inquisition linger to this day

Even now, 200 years on from the Spanish Inquisition, the locations affected appear to be poorer, less educated, and less trusting.

Homeless man freezes to death on the streets in Spain’s Mallorca

THE body of a 63-year-old homeless man was found on a bench, covered by cardboard, in Plaza Germans Garcia Penyaranda, next to s’Escorxador de...

Clean bill of health: Spain’s health system is amongst best in EU for protecting people from financial hardship

PEOPLE in Spain are less likely to suffer financial hardship due to healthcare costs than in most other European countries. The financial crisis in Spain...

COVID-19: Pandemic leads to 10% increase in the number of undernourished people in the world

WORLD hunger and malnutrition levels skyrocketed last year with unprivileged nations sinking further into poverty due to the impact of COVID-19, according to a...

Parish in Spain’s Mallorca will provide rooms for people unable to pay rent

The Mare de Deu de Montserrat Parish in Palma want to renovate classrooms in their building in order to accommodate those in financial difficulty

More than 700,000 people in Spain will be forced into poverty due to coronavirus, according to Oxfam

THE coronavirus crisis will force more than 700,000 people in Spain into poverty, a new report has found.

UN expert calls for Spain’s minimum income plan to be extended to combat poverty and inequality

A UN expert has called on Spain to extend its new minimum income scheme to more people. Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on...

Study finds 23% of elderly in Spain’s Andalucia are at risk of poverty, compared to 6.3% in the Basque...

The survey considered ‘elders’ to be those aged 65 and above.

POVERTY STRICKEN: Andalucia provinces fill top spots in Spain’s latest poverty assessment

CORDOBA has the highest amount of people living in chronic poverty. According to a new ranking by the AIS Group, 45.2% of Cordoba live below...

Almost 50% of children in Sevilla live in poverty as Andalucia left behind by economic growth

POVERTY  rates in Andalucia are the same as they were at the height of the crisis. In Sevilla, 40% of children are still living in...

Economic recovery in Spain failing to reach wage earners as poverty increases

Poverty has increased in the country despite its solid performance

Spain slammed by European Commission for inequality levels

Levels of poverty, inequality and social exclusion are ‘among the highest in the EU’, according to the European Commission’s Spain 2017 Report

Spain’s richest 10% hold more than half the country’s wealth

New Bank of Spain figures show the wealthiest tenth of Spanish households hold 52.8% of the country’s wealth

Homeless man has to be rescued from bin in Spain after becoming trapped

Officers at the scene were unable to free the man

More than 12% of Spanish workers at risk of poverty and social exclusion

The overall risk of poverty rate in Spain is 22.2 %

Educating the world

International Development Specialist Brad L. Brasseur reports on the battle to bridge an education gap that is condemning third world citizens to a life sentence of poverty

Spain’s ten poorest towns all in the south, says new report

Spain's geographical wealth divide is starkly illustrated in a new report

Torrevieja: The poorest city in Spain?

Expats, tourists, and a seasonal economy may distort statistics on Torrevieja

Child poverty rises in Andalucia

The number of children living in poverty in Spain has grown by 8% since the economic crisis began in 2008

Spanish government under fire for failing poverty-stricken children

Planned funds are just 0.18% of what is really needed

New Spanish poverty map reveals grim reality behind official stats

Ground-breaking poverty research takes into account the cost of living

Andalucia poorest region in Spain

About 40% of the population lives below the line of poverty in the autonomous region

Poverty criminalised in Madrid

City clamps down on street art and begging by fining them

Austerity will harm Spanish children

Cuts in welfare, health and education have left some children homeless and malnourished

‘Robin Hood’ gang in supermarket raid

Group shoplift school equipment for distribution to poor students.

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