Serious recession not same as 'poverty-stricken'

info@islandpacket.comJuly 10, 2013 

In its criticism of an Associated Press article on southern Spain, a recent letter points out the important Jewish influence in this region.

I agree with the writer about the rich heritage the Jewish people left in Al-Andalus. But the writer then qualifies Spain as a "poverty-stricken" country following the expulsion of Jews in 1492.

Spain is the fifth-largest economy in the European Union. Its income per capita is in the top 10 percent of the world. It is second only to China in the number of miles of high-velocity trains.

Going through a very serious recession doesn't make it a poverty-stricken country. Please, check your facts.

Rafael Cornejo

Okatie

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