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Moms Undress to Fund a School Bus

Calendar may counteract Spanish austerity measure

(Newser) - From economic austerity to ... a semi-nude calendar? Yep, mothers in Spain have stripped down for a racy calendar in the hope of raising $57,000 to fund a children's school bus, the Telegraph reports. "I'll do anything for my child and If I have to undress, because... More »

To Dodge Ticket Tax, Theater Sells Admission Carrots

Spanish media dub it the 'Carrot Rebellion'

(Newser) - When new austerity measures in Spain bumped the tax on theater tickets to 21% over the summer, Quim Marcé figured his theater in the small town of Bescanó would go under. Then he had an idea: Why not sell carrots, plentiful in the farmland that surrounds the village, instead of... More »

Spain's 'Robin Hood' Mayor Raids ... Supermarkets

Sánchez Gordillo urges local pols to ignore gov't austerity measures

(Newser) - He's being called both Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham. First Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, mayor of the town of Marinaleda ( population 2,645) in southwestern Spain, led seven followers in a raid of two local supermarkets last week, stealing food and distributing it to local... More »

Spain Royals Take Pay Cut

Dip matches public sector cut, but on much larger salaries

(Newser) - Things are tough all over in Spain, and now even the royals are taking a hit. King Juan Carlos' salary is being shaved 7.1%, down to $332,000. His son, Prince Felipe, also faces a 7% cut, to $161,000. In addition, the $10 million royal budget will be... More »

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