The social history of the Kingdom of Spain

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High-tech shantytown mushrooms in Madrid, 1 June 2001. Protesters have built a high-tech shantytown, complete with pirated utilities and computer access. The squatters are skilled engineers and technicians, formerly employed by Sintel Telecommunications, a Spanish telecom company that filed for bankruptcy protection in 2000, which the squatters blame on mismanagement at the hands of a U.S. cable installation firm.