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July 30, 2015
From building sites to cabbage patches in Spain's crisis
Madrid (AFP) July 28, 2015
Five years ago, during Spain's housing boom, Felix Jumbo worked as a builder. Now he digs pumpkins and cabbages in a district where construction cranes once swung. Like millions in Spain, the 51-year-old Ecuadorian lost his job. But he keeps busy in one of thousands of "social allotments" that sprang up here during the crisis. "For me and for a lot of people, this is a kind of therapy. It helps us forget about being unemployed," he said at the kitchen garden in the working class Adelfas neighbou ... read more
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