Ciñera, A Fight for Survival
There are several coal mining regions in Spain. The government cut backs in the mining sector, has threatened jobs. Ciñera is a town in northern León and here, as in many other parts of the region miners have cut off the roads with barricades and are fighting police and Civil Guard in protest of the situation. In Ciñera almost everyone depends on the coal for a living, either directly or indirectly. The loss of government subsidies to the coal mining sector, will create a huge job loss, and will threaten the well being of the entire town.