Thursday, 31 January 2008

"Latino violence": fact and fiction

Latino violence is up, reflecting growing migrant populations, but the local media exaggerate its frequency and perpetuate misunderstandings. On November 20, 2007 the Barcelona daily La Vanguardia ran a story entitled "Bronca Latina," which claimed the city was seeing a "spectacular rise" in fights among young Latin American migrants. Experts say this is only a half truth. (Full story in printed edition).