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Echoes of Echo Park in Calafell

calafell.jpgA feature broadcast by NPR's The World today sounded like late-in-the day coverage of the controversy over unlicensed vendors of discount goods at Echo Park Lake. Undocumented immigrants selling inexpensive goods on blankets in public spaces, got chased away by police after established residents of the community demanded their removal. One of the central issues was how to allow immigrants to make a living in a hobbled economy. Which, of course, is what happened in this neighborhood. But The World's story was about Calafell, Spain.

Here's the link: Right here.

Photo via The World.

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