Thousands of single mothers and their children were forcibly separated in Ireland during the 20th century. The mothers were confined in centers managed by various religious orders; the abducted babies were directed to a fraudulent adoption system.
Civil society initiatives work to remember the more than 3,500 fatalities left by the ‘troubles’. The memory of what happened is an attempt to prevent violence from returning after more than twenty years of peace.
Women from Latin America suffer a labor ordeal during the process of regularization of their legal status. The lack of legal guarantees leads them to the underground economy. There is a strong demand for their services in the home and personal care sector.
Almost 20% of the municipalities of Alt Empordà have a mayor with more than 15 years in office. The phenomenon is concentrated in municipalities with less than 3,000 inhabitants. Longevity allows projecting medium and long term policies. The great danger is corruption and the progressive inability of the oppositions to carry out their monitoring duties.
The ecological imbalance is caused by the pig sector. Various municipalities are suffering water supply problems. No more licenses to be granted to expand the pig herd in the region, recommends the catalan water agency.