Latino communities are reinvigorating cities in Spain

Americas Now

You may have heard about Latinos re-populating abandoned villages in rural Spain and Portugal. But a lesser-known phenomenon is underway on the peninsula – Latinos revitalizing urban centers.

Artists, designers and small business owners are bringing creative and economic activity back to Barcelona and Valencia.

It’s part of the evolution of the Latino immigrant – people putting down roots and investing where they live instead of sending money back to their countries of origin. In fact, wires from resident Latinos in Spain are down by about 30% in recent years.

Correspondent Gerry Hadden reports for “Americas Now.”