30,000 ha of Almería covered by greenhouses

A satellite survey of the province reveals that 29,596 ha of land is now covered by greenhouses. By way of comparison, that’s about 115 square miles, the same size as the Maldives or slightly smaller than the island of Malta – or 3,4% of the province. Since the last study in 2010, it’s grown 10%. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of greenhouses remains static, fluctuating between 26,000 and 27,000 ha, but the drop in Continue reading 30,000 ha of Almería covered by greenhouses

IU-Andalucia wants to expropriate land not used for 2 years and give it to the poor

The IU, the communist coalition partners of the PSOE in the Andalucian government, have proposed a new law that will allow for the expropriation of any “productive land which has not been used for its assigned social function” during the last two years. Such land, explains the proposed law, would be that should be dedicated to productive uses such as forestry, farm or ranching land. Or, indeed, my back garden. As a cited example by the IU, they Continue reading IU-Andalucia wants to expropriate land not used for 2 years and give it to the poor

Almeria in the New York Times

I’d like you to click here and read this article before you continue any further. Sad, isn’t it? The current state of the immigrant in Almeria. Poor sods. “Yet the true secret of the region’s bonanza is less visible. Hidden beneath a shining sea of plastic are some 4,000 immigrant workers, most of them from Morocco, who spend their days in suffocating heat picking eggplant, peppers, melons and the like for sale in Paris, London Continue reading Almeria in the New York Times