The neighborhood has really bad opinions, it is even called ‘La Mina: district without law’. High rates of illiteracy and unemployment, poor local facilities and public resources are the best conditions for development of social depravations and high amount of crimes. Fortunately, things started to change since Consorci del Barri de La Mina has been formed, in 2000. There were plenty of actions and investments taken, many are still planned.
Warsaw does not have district that is similar to La Mina mainly because the scale of immigration is incomparably smaller. However, there are neighborhoods which cross to my mind, mainly because of similarity of 70’ and 80’ architecture. I think good example could be Jelonki – one of the first estates in Poland built in Panelák material.