Spain's Roma hit hard by recession

Europe's marginalised people resort to selling scrap metal in order to eke out livelihood.

    Spain is home to around 600,000 Roma or gitanos, as they call themselves. 

    The economic recession has hit them far harder than even the rest of the population.

    But as Al Jazeera's Karl Penhaul reports from Granada, some are turning back to old trades in order to survive.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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