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Facing eviction, family gets reprieve after landlord flees the country

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Jorge Sanchez of Colombia empties his freezer, before learning that his family's eviction has been suspended, in his home in Madrid on Dec. 3.

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Jenifer Martinez of Spain packs her belongings, before learning that her family's eviction has been suspended, in her home in Madrid on Dec. 3.

Reuters -- Jenifer Martinez of Spain, along with her boyfriend Jorge Sanchez of Colombia and their three children, were packing their belongings before they were supposed to be evicted from their home in Madrid. However, their eviction has been postponed to January 2013, due to their landlord's failure to pay the mortgage to a local bank. Their landlord has since run away to Ecuador.

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Jenifer Martinez of Spain speaks to a member of the Mortgage Victims' Platform, left, before learning that her family's eviction has been suspended, in her home's kitchen in Madrid on Dec. 3.

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Jorge Sanchez of Colombia, right, kisses his girlfriend Jenifer Martinez of Spain after learning that their family's eviction has been suspended, in Madrid on Dec. 3.

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Jorge Sanchez of Colombia takes down a placard outside his house after learning that his family's eviction has been suspended in Madrid on Dec. 3.

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