¡Éramos tan felices, ignorando voluntariamente las advertencias internacionales de los últimos dos años..!
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Geografía del paro. La Vanguardia, 26 abril 08. Cataluña, Canarias, Andalucía y Madrid sufren los mayores incrementos.
“España necesita dos o tres años de ajuste” [ .. ] “Los más afectados serán los más pobres, y los inmigrantes” [ .. ] “Apretarse el cinturón”…
[ .. ] Figures released yesterday confirm that Spain’s economic slowdown, which began with a collapse in the housing market, is hitting hard the armies of mainly unskilled labourers who have arrived from Latin America and Africa in the past eight years.
[ .. ] Belt-tightening by Spaniards because of heavy debts and rising food and energy costs means foreign-born cleaners, shop assistants and hospitality workers will also be laid off, say economists.
The crisis in Spain has started to affect the flow of remittances to countries such as Ecuador and Bolivia, whose economies rely heavily on money transfers from the US and Europe.
[ .. ] Some are urging a much tougher crackdown, including repatriation of unemployed immigrants. Most economists say that government plans to step up public works and encourage employers to retrain construction workers for other sectors will do little to alleviate the problem.
[ .. ] “Spain needs two or three years to adjust its economic model away from low value-added activities such as construction,” he says. “At the same time, it has to send a clear message to the world that there is no more work here for people without qualifications.”
[Financial Times, 26 abril 08. Mark Mulligan. Spanish economic slowdown impedes flow of remittances].
Decíamos ayer… Economía en este Infierno.
● El País, 26 abril, 08. La crisis agrava la destrucción de empleo y eleva el paro al 9.6 %.
● La Vanguardia, 26 abril, 08. Los últimos tres meses.