"They all thought that the market was God, who made everything work with his invisible hand. Before, it was a mortal sin to talk about the government having a role in the economy. Now, we see we have to put the economy at the service of man."
— Mayor Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, May 2009 remarks about Spain’s real estate bust and rampant unemployment.
It is a main centre of the movement of a workers union known as the SOC, which is an organization that mixes Andalucía's tradition of anarchy with pacifism and ecological ideals.