August 12, 2011 - The European Securities and Markets Authority imposes a ban on short selling stock in Spain for 15 days.
November 20, 2011 - Spanish voters oust the Socialist Party in favor of the conservative Popular Party lead by Mariano Rajoy.
April 30, 2012 - Spain's government announces that the country has entered its second recession since 2009.
July 25, 2012 - Spain's 10-year yield soars to an all-time high of 7.75% amid concerns the country will need a bailout. The rate has since dropped.