"Gypsies spent their lives tricking others"
by cm

Spanish Gypsy
Public DomainSpanish Gypsy
Santiago’s suspicion of Gypsies is the result of a long-standing prejudice against the race, which began with their official persecution in 1492.  Laws intended to eliminate gypsy communities in Spain were enacted.  Gypsies were required to marry non-gypsies, and were forbidden to practice their traditional rituals or use their own language.  No gypsy was allowed to hold public office.