The Corner

Spanish Village Has First Birth in Over 40 Years

Recently, a Spanish couple not only welcomed the first child for their family, but the first child for their town in 45 years as well. Beatriz and Iker are the first parents to give birth in Los Giles since 1968.

The new parents moved to Los Giles, a village in southern Spain with a population of about 60, predominantly elderly, so that the family could be close to Beatriz’s parents, as well as “grow up close to nature.” “Everyone’s really pleased — this is a celebration,” said one of the village’s residents. Nearly all residents have held the child, according to UPI.

While Los Giles is of course a unique situation, Spain as a nation has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world, at 1.4 children per woman.

Most Popular

Film & TV

A Right-Wing Halloween

‘The world is not a dark and evil place,” insists an exasperated woman played by Judy Greer in Halloween. “It’s full of love and understanding!” I put the question to the class: Is she right? In the new film (not a reboot but a sequel that occurs 40 years after the events in the 1978 original and ... Read More
Politics & Policy

The Blackface Party

I must have missed something: Was there some kind of all-hands white-people meeting at which we voted to kick the Democrats out? Elizabeth Warren, Rachel Dolezal, Beto O’Rourke — what’s up with all the ethnic play-acting? Isn’t cultural appropriation supposed to be a bad thing among progressives? Isn’t ... Read More

The State of the Race for the House

Way back in January, I went through the then-34 seats where a Republican incumbent was retiring and concluded that most were in deeply red districts and not likely to flip to Democrats. Pollsters and media organizations are less inclined to conduct surveys of House races, both because there’s less public ... Read More