The pain in Spain

Wednesday, 26 September, 2012

On the very day that the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, addressed the UN General Assembly in New York and expressed strong support for the porridge of “multilateralism” and what Spain terms “the Gibraltar dispute“, the New York Times focused on the country’s reality with the headline, “Hunger Rises as Spain’s Economy Worsens“. Readers were informed that “For a growing number of people in Spain, the food in garbage bins helps make ends meet. Survival tactics like foraging trash bins for food have become increasingly commonplace in Spain, where the jobless rate is more than 50 percent among young people.” And it’s going to rise because there’s even more grim news: “Spanish economy shrinking at ‘significant rate’“. The pain in Spain is real.

The New York Times front page

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