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Spanish economic outcasts seek opportunities in Mexico

When Spain suffered an economic meltdown about two years ago, it set off shock waves that are currently pounding Mexico. A wave of young Spanish immigrants and changes in the business landscape are two of the most evident aftereffects here.

Julián Ferrero and Paula Abril are two twenty-something Spaniards who have been in Mexico for just three and six months respectively. The general unemployment rate in Spain is about 25 percent, with a total of five million unemployed (between the ages of 18 and 24, nearly one in two are out of work or education), they say, and this sad fact sparked their desire to come to Mexico. But, once here, the Mexican climate and better prospects turned their dispositions sunny.
Abril finished her university studies in environmental sciences in 2011 and spent about a year unemployed before she came here. In Guadalajara, she found work in a higher-end restaurant.

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