A Visit to Lavapies, Madrid’s Most Diverse and Revolutionary Neighbourhood

Lavapies

While the rest of her country huddled around television sets to watch their national football team become the most successful of all time, Montserrat was sitting in a dark room in Madrid, with a 53-year old ex-Flamenco dancer, smoking hash. “Damn football,” she said. “It’s just another way to make us forget how screwed up our country is.” I met Montse last year in Colombia, where we were ... Read Full Article