The number of people officially registered as unemployed in Spain has edged up toward 5 million as the country's recession shows few signs of abating and its struggling banks await crucial bailout cash.
Dec. 3, 2012 Jenifer Martinez of Madrid, right, speaks to a member of the Mortgage Victims' Platform before learning that her family's eviction has been suspended. Martinez, along with her boyfriend, Jorge Sanchez of Colombia, and their three children, were to have lost their home, a step that has been postponed to January 2013, due to their landlord's failure to pay the mortgages to a local bank. Their landlord has since run away to Ecuador. Juan Medina/Reuters Buy Photo