Social activist promises to fight evictions, poverty, corruption as new mayor of Barcelona

May 25, 2015 12:01 PM

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BARCELONA, Spain – Leading Spanish social activist Ada Colau says the fight against evictions, poverty and corruption will be her priority as new mayor of the country's second city, Barcelona.

Colau, 41, said Monday she intends to halt evictions of people who can't afford to pay their mortgages or rent and demand that banks free up the thousands of empty houses they possess.

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