Shocking videos posted on YouTube show police and protesters clashing in Madrid earlier this week. Where was the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy while all this mayhem erupted? Chillaxing in New York.
Protests against the government's austerity program are cropping up all over the country. The government's program includes budget and public service cuts, not ideal for a country with a nearly 25 percent unemployment rate.
Possibly a bigger issue related to the current unrest is the Catalonian separatist movement. If Spain does not make fundamental changes to its government, Catalonia, as well as other autonomous regions, are threatening to leave the country.