Rural Spain has long captured the country’s imagination, portrayed in literature as otherworldly, sublime. But some villages are nothing more than a handful of stone houses along a dirt road. There are no schools, no hospitals, no bars, no children. https://lat.ms/30iaIpX
For decades residents have fled these towns for big cities, a migration trend started in the '50s.
Now, 90% of the population live in 1,500 cities and towns that together occupy only 30% of the country’s land. In many rural towns, aging male farmers are often the only ones left.
These women represent a cross section of Spain’s turn-of-the-21st-century immigration boom. They're colombianas and dominicanas, cubanas and peruanas. They're acupuncturists and writers, caregivers and chefs. They're domestic violence survivors, single mothers, grandmothers.
tells the story in today’s Column One, with photos by Angel Navarrete: https://lat.ms/30iaIpX
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