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Washington Post lays bare Spain's woes

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Washington Post lays bare Spain's woes
In the piece the influential US daily targeted Spain's ailing economy and ever-increasing hardship. Photo: Screenshot
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A week after the Wall Street Journal ran a piece on how Spain's austerity project is working, The Washington Post has published a front page human interest piece on how Spanish families are still struggling to get by.

In the piece the influential US daily targeted Spain's ailing economy and ever-increasing hardship.

“In a family in which no member had a full-time job, Alejandro, his parents and his older brother could almost feel themselves slipping a bit more every day," wrote the journalist. 

"Their story is a glimpse into the new normal of lives torn apart by an economic storm.”

The Washington broadsheet, recently acquired by billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos, ran the account of a crisis-hit Córdoba family under the title “A family upended”.

The writer also conjures up the US view on crisis-hit Spain :

“Seen from across the Atlantic, this is a crisis crippling a playground of American tourists and igniting worries of social instability in a part of the world counted on for troops alongside U.S. boots.”

The Washington Post article didn't address some of the economic positive news highlighted in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal.

Instead the Washington daily highlighted the fact that: “In Spain, a once-booming corner of Europe, unemployment has shot from 8.6 percent in 2007 to 26.3 percent today.”

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