Hundreds of women are working in virtual slavery in brothels throughout the province
Trapped by their debts to traffickers, they have seen their conditions worsen with the crisis
A nameless bar sits hidden amid the plastic-sheeted greenhouses that sprawl up the hillsides outside the coastal town of Roquetas de Mar, in Andalusia’s Almería province. Inside the squalid blue-lit interior waits Aite, an attractive, well-turned-out Nigerian woman in her early twenties.
“I came to Spain because I believed that Europe was wonderful. But now, with the crisis, I don’t know what to do: no men come here any more,” says the former nurse.