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One in three children in Spain lives in poverty, according to Save the Children

Friday, January 31st 2014 - 06:47 UTC
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One in three children in Spain lives at risk of poverty, the international charity Save the Children said in a report. The charity said austerity measures and cutbacks in public spending had worsened the situation and said the number of under-18s “at risk of poverty or marginalization”, an official EU measure of various aspects of economic hardship - soared to more than 2.8 million in 2012. Read full article

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  • Anglotino

    Brace yourself Gibraltar!

    Deflection coming your way.

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 07:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Narine T. Nüster

    Since we are at it

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/28/four-in-five-in-us-face-near-poverty-no-work/

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/28/four-in-five-in-us-face-near-poverty-no-work/

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/28/four-in-five-in-us-face-near-poverty-no-work/

    Since Mercopress can't be bothered with actual objectivism anylonger (1 in 3 children in Spain in poverty, then one reads ”1 in 3 at RISK of poverty...)

    1 in 4 EUian and USAnian children in Poverty, 4 in 5 AMERICANS in near poverty, 50% of adult EUians in poverty.

    And we were 1st world, once.

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    Toberine
    I have to agree with you on the misleading title. “At risk” of poverty is not poverty.

    However, you also need to consider that definitions of poverty vary significantly. I see poverty here and in Argentina and I lived in the “poorest” inner-city areas in the EU. There is no comparison. They are different leagues of poverty. Given the choice of 1st world poverty vs 3rd world poverty I would choose 1st.

    I say 3rd world, not because we are a 3rd world nation, but because the 15% who live here in poverty are remnants of the 3rd world. In Argentina it is the same (although the church estimate the level at closer to 30%).

    You have that very 1st world habit of national deprication without seeing how lucky you really are.

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 04:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #3 I have to agree with you. While any poverty is a human tragedy, I've been it both in Argentina and the USA. I would rather be poor here as well. One thing you do not see here is 7 year old barefoot kids on avenue's like 9 de Julio near the Oblisk, barefoot and begging at the cars stopped at lights. For those who are unaware, 9 de Julio is like a 14 lane avenue.
    Also as you point out.....“facing near poverty” Tobi....since when have you started quoting FOX?

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 05:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    And yet the unmighty EU destroys billions of tons of food each year.

    what a waste..

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 06:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    It's a flaw of any developed nation.

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    @5
    Sickening isnt it and they are not the only ones.

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Most is given to places like Africa......Argentina with probably be on the handout list in the not to distant future.

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 08:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    Scotlands already on it.

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 11:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @ 2 This is an ENGLISH language forum.

    What is this ? “1 in 4 EUian and USAnian children” stop pretending to be EuropEAN, you are so boring and irrelevent, I can't believe such worthy posters like Condorito even waste their time with you any more.
    A true European would never quote FOX news network as a serious source..
    Once more for the record dickhead...
    Toby/ Narine (or what ever false persona you have today…) - I have exposed you before as a fraud and a fake. As is obvious by your silly false, 'EUian' (your word) voice in some posts, and your angry ‘anti-Anglo’ voice in others.
    Your comments are worthless. Nobody respects you.
    EU – ian is not a Nationality nor a Country. It is not even a recognized word!
    You may have several screen-names but the intelligent, educated Posters on this forum know you as a Fool.
    Your are not worthy of an informed response.
    Imbecile.
    Please be quiet when the adults are speaking.

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 11:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Ilsen

    Stop trying to take away my new toy! Grrrr. I'm sure Toblerine is a perfectly legitimate shim.

    Though confusing though. Here we have an article on the dire straits of EUians in the EU Province of Spain; which is exactly the meme that Toblerine has been running with lately. And instead shim deflects to the US.

    Well could be worse. Should see the poverty rates in Argentina. Lucky Spanish.

    Feb 01st, 2014 - 12:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    aawww... maybe you are right, I'm flogging a dead horse...

    but “EU-ian”, really !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    it's just so tempting, to just hit Nostril one more time...
    As dear old Oscar (Wilde) once said “ I can resist everything except temptation..” or something similar...
    Does Nostril even come close to this level of erudition? me-thinks not!
    Bless his little socks!

    Feb 01st, 2014 - 04:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • St.John

    While children (and as a result their parents) suffer, Idiot Mariano Corrupto Rajoy spends his time playing a silly game called 'Gibraltar'.

    Feb 01st, 2014 - 05:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Ilsen

    He will get much much more entertaining believe me. You have to feed him for the real persona to show.

    Feb 01st, 2014 - 06:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    *13 Not much different from your idiot Cameron!!!

    Feb 02nd, 2014 - 02:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @14

    .. and his worthless side-kick @15 with his utterly pointless comments

    Feb 04th, 2014 - 12:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    and NOW LADIES AND GENTLEMEN he has managed to type11 words!! yes!! eleven words!!! what an intelligent chapie ilsen is!! let´s see if he can break the record on his next post!!!??? STAY TUNED!!

    Feb 04th, 2014 - 02:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    17 Spanish Shoeshine

    “and NOW LADIES AND GENTLEMEN he has managed to type11 words!! yes!! eleven words!!! what an intelligent chapie ilsen is!! let´s see if he can break the record on his next post!!!??? STAY TUNED!!”

    Really?

    Is that your best? :-(

    Feb 04th, 2014 - 03:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    one word:

    boring!

    Feb 04th, 2014 - 03:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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