A man holds a placard reading "Charity 400€ unemployed" , referring to Madrid's decision to extend the life of a 400-euro (US$500) monthly payment for jobless people whose unemployment benefits come to an end. Photo: AFP A man holds a placard reading "Charity 400€ unemployed" , referring to Madrid's decision to extend the life of a 400-euro (US$500) monthly payment for jobless people whose unemployment benefits come to an end. Photo: AFP
A man holds a placard reading "Charity 400€ unemployed" , referring to Madrid's decision to extend the life of a 400-euro (US$500) monthly payment for jobless people whose unemployment benefits come to an end. Photo: AFP

Spain's moment of truth looms

A man holds a placard reading "Charity 400€ unemployed" , referring to Madrid's decision to extend the life of a 400-euro (US$500) monthly payment for jobless people whose unemployment benefits come to an end. Photo: AFP A man holds a placard reading "Charity 400€ unemployed" , referring to Madrid's decision to extend the life of a 400-euro (US$500) monthly payment for jobless people whose unemployment benefits come to an end. Photo: AFP
A man holds a placard reading "Charity 400€ unemployed" , referring to Madrid's decision to extend the life of a 400-euro (US$500) monthly payment for jobless people whose unemployment benefits come to an end. Photo: AFP
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