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All Posts Tagged With: "Economic Pain in Spain"

Once a magnet for immigrants, Spain’s jobs are vanishing

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Once a magnet for immigrants, Spain’s jobs are vanishing

For years, as Spain's economy soared, immigrants poured into the country from Africa, Eastern Europe and even South America. It was a land of opportunity -- but no longer, with jobs vanishing and antagonism growing.

Posted: March 25, 2009 16:44   Comments: 9
Spain’s olive growers face trouble with economy in the pits

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Spain’s olive growers face trouble with economy in the pits

In Spain, where the unemployment rate is the highest in Europe, almost no one is immune from the global recession -- not even the many olive growers there.

Posted: March 24, 2009 15:15   Comments: 8
Housing collapse spells doom for Spain’s tile makers

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Housing collapse spells doom for Spain’s tile makers

Spain has an unemployment rate of 14.8 percent, the highest in Western Europe. In the town of Vila Real in eastern Spain, many people make their living making tiles. But suddenly, after the housing bubble burst, no one wants or needs what they make.

Posted: March 23, 2009 14:11   Comments: 0
The not so friendly skies of Spain’s budget airline

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The not so friendly skies of Spain’s budget airline

Worldfocus special correspondent Martin Seemungal writes about what it's like to be a mobile journalist and vents about his luggage mishap in Spain.

Posted: March 23, 2009 10:56   Comments: 6
Cigarettes flicker in Spain despite ban on smoking

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Cigarettes flicker in Spain despite ban on smoking

In 2006, Spain banned smoking in offices, hospitals, schools and enclosed spaces. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Seemungal is reporting from Spain and writes that three years later, despite the law, the air is still thick with smoke.

Posted: March 12, 2009 10:16   Comments: 8

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