Perhaps the Spanish could start emigrating to Cuba again, as they did in droves between 1902 and 1958 (over one million). After all, Raul’s reforms offer everyone a wonderful chance to improve their lot in life. And so many of them are already familiar with the place, having visited as tourists…
‘Our generation is a lost cause': Spain’s youth struggle to chart a life amid economic crisis
By F. Brinley Bruton, Staff Writer, NBC News
MADRID, Spain – In a country where more than 55 percent of young people are unemployed, even an obsession with bolstering your resume is no guarantee of success.
Barbara Victoria Palomares-Romero, 22, is qualified to work in restaurants, nurseries and hotels. Since leaving high school, she’s trained as a secretary, air conditioning technician and funeral cosmetologist, which is her profession of choice.
“Even though I’m 22, my resume is two pages long. And that’s because I have done everything,” she said. “I have done everything and can’t find anything.”
Palomares-Romero, who has no income other than the 50 euros (about $66) a month her parents give her, had the bad luck of coming of age in a country – and continent – in crisis.
Once envied around the world for its high standard of living and booming economy, Spain is now suffering with a 26 percent overall unemployment rate – but the numbers skyrocket to more than double the national average when it comes to people under 25. Talk is rife of a lost generation unable to properly transition into adulthood.