Evictions

A woman confronts a police officer at the entrance of an office of Catalunya Caixa Bank during a protest against the institution in Barcelona. Photo: NYT

Spanish banks curb evictions after evicted tenants commit suicide

Spain's banking association has announced it will freeze eviction orders for the next two years in cases of "extreme hardship," after a woman killed herself moments before she was due to be evicted, the second such death in less than a month.