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Jobless and the fields


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When the boom of the construction sector began in Spain, many Spaniards changed their jobs in the fields for those in the brick area, jobs in which they earned four times as much as in the fields. But the good times are over and now lots of them are unemployed with a monthly allowance of only 426 Euros, a mortgage that takes half this amount and with a large family in which everyone is unemployed. Immigrants, who got most of the jobs of those Spaniards who left the fields, are nowadays preferred by many employers, since they are equally efficient and sometimes more loyal. Many of them, however, are also jobless now.


 

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Diego Luis Camacho Domínguez's employees who pick strawberries are, mostly, foreigners who are either contracted in their original countries and brought to Spain or who already live in Spain since time ago. However, some Spaniards have come back to work with Diego Luis due to the crisis in the construction and tourism sectors.

Bollullos del Condado, Huelva, Espagne - 30/04/2010

 

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Francisco Gil Barrera, 29, was hired after he lost his job in construction. He had worked in this small company six years ago but then he switched to the brick work..Diego Luis Camacho Domínguez's employees who pick strawberries are, mostly, foreigners who are either contracted in their original countries and brought to Spain or who already live in Spain since time ago. However, some Spaniards have come back to work with Diego Luis due to the crisis in the construction and tourism sectors.

Bollullos del Condado, Huelva, Espagne - 30/04/2010

 

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On the truck, in blue, Hasna Gheorghe, 23, who has been living in Bollullos del Condado for the last five years. And up on the right, Francisco Gil Barrera, 29, who was hired after he lost his job in construction. He had worked in this small company six years ago but then he switched to the brick work..Diego Luis Camacho Domínguez's employees who pick strawberries are, mostly, foreigners who are either contracted in their original countries and brought to Spain or who already live in Spain since time ago. However, some Spaniards have come back to work with Diego Luis due to the crisis in the construction and tourism sectors.

Bollullos del Condado, Huelva, Espagne - 30/04/2010

 

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Diego Luis Camacho Domínguez, strawberry Farmer..Diego Luis Camacho Domínguez employees who pick strawberries are, mostly, foreigners who are either contracted in their original countries and brought to Spain or who already live in Spain since time ago. However, some Spaniards have come back to work with Diego Luis due to the crisis in the construction and tourism sectors.

Bollullos del Condado, Huelva, Espagne - 30/04/2010

 

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On the truck, Francisco Gil Barrera, 29, who was hired after he lost his job in construction. He had worked in this small company six years ago but then he switched to the brick work..Diego Luis Camacho Domínguez's employees who pick strawberries are, mostly, foreigners who are either contracted in their original countries and brought to Spain or who already live in Spain since time ago. However, some Spaniards have come back to work with Diego Luis due to the crisis in the construction and tourism sectors.

Bollullos del Condado, Huelva, Espagne - 30/04/2010

 

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A plastic sea –as it is called in Spain– or greenhouses fields where strawberries are grown in Huelva, Spain.

Mazagón, Huelva, Espagne - 30/04/2010

 

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More than 600 immigrants live in this improvised camp in the forest in Mazagón (Huelva). Many of them have their documents of residence and work but since they haven't been working for the last two years they cannot afford to pay for a rent. They live in very poor conditions, in self-made plastic houses under the trees and totally abandoned by Administrations.

Mazagón, Huelva, Espagne - 30/04/2010

 

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Moussa Dairra (in orange), arrived from Mali by boat two years ago. Since then he has never been able to find a job. He lives in one of the camps set up between Moguer and Palos de la Frontera. Here, he plays cards with his friends in Mazagón camp, where he lived for some time..More than 600 immigrants live in this improvised camp in the forest in Mazagón (Huelva). Many of them have their documents of residence and work but since they haven't been working for the last two years they cannot afford to pay for a rent. They live in very poor conditions, in self-made plastic houses under the trees and totally abandoned by Administrations.

Mazagón, Huelva, Espagne - 30/04/2010

 

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An immigrant carries a bucket with water to the camp where he lives in a plastic hut. Behind him, the plastic greenhouses fields where the strawberries grow..More than 600 immigrants live in this improvised camp in the forest in Mazagón (Huelva). Many of them have their documents of residence and work but since they haven't been working for the last two years they cannot afford to pay for a rent. They live in very poor conditions, in self-made plastic houses under the trees and totally abandoned by Administrations.

Mazagón, Huelva, Espagne - 30/04/2010

 

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Abdoulaye Diallo, 30, came from Senegal some years ago. He got a job and he was able to send money to his family in Senegal. But now, unemployed for the last two years and unable to afford a rent, he lives in precarious conditions with other 600 immigrants in a forest in Mazagón. He's got his papers for residence and work..More than 600 immigrants live in this improvised camp in the forest in Mazagón (Huelva). Many of them have their documents of residence and work but since they haven't been working for the last two years they cannot afford to pay for a rent. They live in very poor conditions, in self-made plastic houses under the trees and totally abandoned by Administrations.

Mazagón, Huelva, Espagne - 30/04/2010

 

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Antonio Rivera Romero (with a cap) and his wife Encarnación Román Casellas (in pink) as they pose with their youngest daughter and their oldest son with his two daughters and his wife. Everyone in their large family –they've got six children– is unemployed. Antonio Rivera Romero (50) started working in the fields when he was 11. So did his wife, Encarnación Román Casillas (49). When the boom of the construction sector began Antonio changed his job and became a brick layer, a job in which he earned four times as much as in the fields. That was in 2002. But the good times are over and now he's unemployed with a monthly allowance of only 426 Euros, a mortgage that takes half this amount and with a large family of six children and two grandchildren. Everyone in his family is unemployed right now and his allowance is the only money they have. His Wife, Encarnación, has begun to get food from a charity organization. They give her two meals per week for her and her family and some basic food such as milk, bread and yoghourts. The rest of the days only have one meal a day. She cannot remember the last time they ate fish. .They are about to borrow a car to go to France in order to work there picking vegetables. They did so last year too. .Antonio goes to a small piece of land twice a day. The land is his brother's and he's got two horses there. "I have no money to go to the bar, nor to buy gasoline plus the car insurance is out of date, so i need to do something to keep my mind distracted", he says. Animals are his only way of distraction.

Cádiz, Andalucía, Espagne - 02/05/2010

 

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In the area where Antonio lives there are many houses that haven't been fully built. Some people who started spending money in pieces of land and houses suddenly became unemployed and they do not have the money to finish the buildings, some of them with people living in them.

Cádiz, Andalucía, Espagne - 02/05/2010

 

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Antonio Rivera Romero spends some time every day in a piece of land owned by his brother where he's got two horses. Antonio has been unemployed for the last two years and he's got no money to spend in the bar. "I need something to do in order to distract my mind, and that's why I take care of the animals", he says. Since he's got no money for gas and his car insurance has expired he rides a bycicle to go everywhere. In the area where Antonio lives there are many houses that haven't been fully built. Some people who started spending money in pieces of land and houses suddenly became unemployed and they do not have the money to finish the buildings, some of them with people living in them. .Antonio Rivera Romero (50) started working in the fields when he was 11. So did his wife, Encarnación Román Casillas (49). When the boom of the construction sector began Antonio changed his job and became a brick layer, a job in which he earned four times as much as in the fields. That was in 2002. But the good times are over and now he's unemployed with a monthly allowance of only 426 Euros, a mortgage that takes half this amount and with a large family of six children and two grandchildren. Everyone in his family is unemployed right now and his allowance is the only money they have. His Wife, Encarnación, has begun to get food from a charity organization. They give her two meals per week for her and her family and some basic food such as milk, bread and yoghourts. The rest of the days only have one meal a day. She cannot remember the last time they ate fish. .They are about to borrow a car to go to France in order to work there picking vegetables. They did so last year too. .Antonio goes to a small piece of land twice a day. The land is his brother's and he's got two horses there. "I have no money to go to the bar, nor to buy gasoline plus the car insurance is out of date, so i need to do something to keep my mind distracted", he says. Animals are his only way of distraction.

Cádiz, Andalucía, Espagne - 02/05/2010

 

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Antonio Rivera Romero spends some time every day in a piece of land owned by his brother where he's got two horses. Antonio has been unemployed for the last two years and he's got no money to spend in the bar. "I need something to do in order to distract my mind, and that's why I take care of the animals", he says. Since he's got no money for gas and his car insurance has expired he rides a bycicle to go everywhere..Antonio Rivera Romero (50) started working in the fields when he was 11. So did his wife, Encarnación Román Casillas (49). When the boom of the construction sector began Antonio changed his job and became a brick layer, a job in which he earned four times as much as in the fields. That was in 2002. But the good times are over and now he's unemployed with a monthly allowance of only 426 Euros, a mortgage that takes half this amount and with a large family of six children and two grandchildren. Everyone in his family is unemployed right now and his allowance is the only money they have. His Wife, Encarnación, has begun to get food from a charity organization. They give her two meals per week for her and her family and some basic food such as milk, bread and yoghourts. The rest of the days only have one meal a day. She cannot remember the last time they ate fish. .They are about to borrow a car to go to France in order to work there picking vegetables. They did so last year too. .Antonio goes to a small piece of land twice a day. The land is his brother's and he's got two horses there. "I have no money to go to the bar, nor to buy gasoline plus the car insurance is out of date, so i need to do something to keep my mind distracted", he says. Animals are his only way of distraction.

Cádiz, Andalucía, Espagne - 02/05/2010

 

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Federico Pacheco, Argentinian and a member of the SOC-SAT workers union, as he encourages other people in the demonstration to claim for their rights..Immigrant workers demonstrate in the streets of San isidro (Almería) on the Workers Day (1st of may). They claim for dignity in their salaries and work conditions and lso for unity in front of the crisis. Most of the people demonstrating are immigrants in an illegal situation.

San Isidro, Almería, Espagne - 01/05/2010

 

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Immigrant workers demonstrate in the streets of San isidro (Almería) on the Workers Day (1st of may). They claim for dignity in their salaries and work conditions and lso for unity in front of the crisis. Most of the people demonstrating are immigrants in an illegal situation.

San Isidro, Almería, Espagne - 01/05/2010

 

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Immigrant workers demonstrate in the streets of San isidro (Almería) on the Workers Day (1st of may). They claim for dignity in their salaries and work conditions and lso for unity in front of the crisis. Most of the people demonstrating are immigrants in an illegal situation.

San Isidro, Almería, Espagne - 01/05/2010

 

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Dele Johnson Ugunjimi, 35, Nigerian, as he walks around in the area where he lives, one of the most dangerous ones in Seville. He bought a flat here in 2007 and he's got a 30 years mortgage. He's got his permanent residence and work permits since 2005. Until 2008 he worked in Guillena, in a cement factory, but due to the crisis in the construction sector in Spain he was fired. He is now attending to workshops and different courses in order to get skills and certificates he can use when looking for a job. Now he's been chosen to start an internship in a company.

Seville, Andalucía, Espagne - 30/04/2010

 

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Dele Johnson Ugunjimi, 35, Nigerian, as he points at a photo of the place where he used to work in Lagos, selling cars. He bought the flat where he lives in Seville in 2007 and he's got a 30 years mortgage. He's got his permanent residence and work permits since 2005. Until 2008 he worked in Guillena, in a cement factory, but due to the crisis in the construction sector in Spain he was fired. He is now attending to workshops and different courses in order to get skills and certificates he can use when looking for a job. Now he's been chosen to start an internship in a company.

Seville, Andalucía, Espagne - 30/04/2010

 

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Dele Johnson Ugunjimi, 35, Nigerian, as he spends the time at his home. He bought that flat in Seville in 2007 and he's got a 30 years mortgage. He's got his permanent residence and work permits since 2005. Until 2008 he worked in Guillena, in a cement factory, but due to the crisis in the construction sector in Spain he was fired. He is now attending to workshops and different courses in order to get skills and certificates he can use when looking for a job. Now he's been chosen to start an internship in a company.

Seville, Andalucía, Espagne - 30/04/2010



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