Editor: Natalia Olivares

When I traveled to Argentina in 2008, I didn’t know I was going to run headlong into what it meant for a country to emerge from a crisis, nor that I would have the good fortune to hear the personal stories firsthand of people who changed their lives as a result.

In Spain the crisis had not yet hit, or if it had, we were oblivious to it, and it affected us very remotely. We had only heard our parents or grandparents talk about the famine of the war and how people are capable of reinventing themselves to find a way out of the hole.

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