Conquistadors no more: Spaniards flock to Latin America for work

“When we told friends and family we were moving to Peru, no one was surprised,” says Ana Bustinduy. “There is just no work in Spain.”

“People have already seen so many others leave. We lost our jobs and it was obvious we had to go. We came because of the crisis.”

After two years struggling to establish themselves in Lima, Bustinduy, 36, a human rights lawyer, and her husband, Carlos Lorenzo Amigo, 33, an agronomist, seem to have found their niche.