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Vicente smiles when he finds out that the eviction has been postponed until May 3, on April 18 2012, in Madrid, Spain. Vicente Torres, 73 is a retired upholstery man from Madrid. Spanish Vicente Torres, 73, who is severely ill and underwent a recent heart surgery, and is waiting for a thrombus surgery faces an eviction from his house after he endorsed his son, so Citibank would concede a credit to buy a house. His son already handed his house to the bank. Torres has lived at his home for the last 55 years and was paying it for 30 years. Eviction procedures in Spanish courts for unpaid mortgages and rent hit a record of 58,241 in 2011, a 21.2 percent rise over the previous year. Evictions have soared in Spain since the collapse of a property bubble in 2008 that triggered the country's economic crisis.