The National Institute of Statistics (INE) confirmed this week that, for the eighth consecutive year, more deaths than births are registered in Spain. There are a thousand and in the first half of this year. This had not happened since 1941, in the middle of the war. The Canary Islands are among the autonomous communities that register the greatest drop, with the fact that, together with Asturias, the Archipelago has the lowest number of children per woman in Europe. From January to June of this year there were 5,732 births in the Islands, 3.8% less than a year ago. By provinces, Santa Cruz de Tenerife registered a fall of 6.97% compared to 1.10 in Las Palmas.