Riots in La Mojonera

La Mojonera, a small village just next to Felix, is still under curfew tonight as over 100 anti riot Guardia Civil still patrol the streets to prevent a repeat of last nights riots after a young “subsaharan” immigrant was killed, apparently by some Gitanos outside of a call centre (locutorio)*. Spain is watching with interest to see the outcome of the latest racial violence in Almeria – will this be the spark that ignites the Continue reading Riots in La Mojonera

Olives, Olives, €3,50 an hour

While at the hairdressers, I spent an enjoyable hour chatting to a few of the good ole boys of Turre who tend to congregate there. One of them confided that he has always voted PP, but in the next elections tends to vote PSOE. The reason? It seems that 5 or 6 years ago (under “El Bigote”), he couldn’t find anybody to pick his olives for less than 5 or 6€ an hour. Not even Continue reading Olives, Olives, €3,50 an hour