A couple wait to hear news of their possible eviction in their flat in Madrid

 
A couple wait to hear news of their possible eviction in their flat in Madrid
Jenifer Martinez (L) of Spain and Jorge Sanchez of Colombia wait for the judicial commission, before learning that their family's eviction has been suspended, in their home in Madrid December 3, 2012. For more than a century, Spanish law has determined that if a person borrows money to buy a home, they can only be freed of the debt when it is repaid. Even in death, the debt is not cancelled. As the country enters another year of recession, calls are mounting for the system to be relaxed. But the banks worry this would damage their access to funds. Picture taken December 3, 2012. To match Insight SPAIN/MORTGAGE-REFORM REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS REAL ESTATE)