For years, as Spain's economy soared, immigrants poured into the country from Africa, Eastern Europe and even South America. It was a land of opportunity -- but no longer, with jobs vanishing and antagonism growing.
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In Spain, where the unemployment rate is the highest in Europe, almost no one is immune from the global recession -- not even the many olive growers there.
Spain has an unemployment rate of 14.8 percent, the highest in Western Europe. In the town of Vila Real in eastern Spain, many people make their living making tiles. But suddenly, after the housing bubble burst, no one wants or needs what they make.
Worldfocus special correspondent Martin Seemungal writes about what it's like to be a mobile journalist and vents about his luggage mishap in Spain.
In 2006, Spain banned smoking in offices, hospitals, schools and enclosed spaces. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Seemungal is reporting from Spain and writes that three years later, despite the law, the air is still thick with smoke.