Valdemingomez, a quarter in the center of Cañada Real is controlled by drug gangs, and is scarred by violence. Drug users from around Madrid frequent this quarter to visit the drug markets.
- Lauren Frayer, "Showdown Looms Over Europe's Largest Shantytown," NPR (27 April 2012). Retrieved 28-04-2013.
- (in French) Article on France 24 website
- Giles Tremlett, “Drug clans take control in shanty town where Madrid's politicians fear to tread,” The Guardian (16 November 2009). Retrieved 28-04-2013.