There are now enough pigs in Spain that technically everyone could have one, and there’d be pigs to spare. Per the Guardian, Spanish environmental ministry figures reveal that the country now has 50 million oinking piggies, which is about 3.5 million more than the number of humans. That’s the first recorded time the nation has had more pigs than people.
Ángeles Rodríguez Hidalgo was a humble woman who, when widowed at 41, worked two jobs to raise her five children. She lived in the working class Madrid neighborhood of Vallecas, where heavy metal music was popular with young people in 1980s.
Half way down La Rambla, away from the main floral tribute to Thursday’s van attack, a ticket booth is covered in multicoloured Post-it notes. Most carry messages of solidarity from the global village that visits this city every day: tributes from the US, from Russia, from Mexico, and countless other countries decorate the booth. Above them, someone has attached a sign: Ni miedo ni odio; Neither hate nor fear.