some poetry, politics & what have you

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Some personal geography, part 2. Today, La Provincia, the more serious & more locally inclined (it was started way back as Diario de Las Palmas) of the two major morning papers, ran an article about how one in five grancanarians live in what they termed "relative" poverty. That means they have 457€ or less to live on each month. & 60 000 persons have a monthly income of less than 228€. Having paid the rent for my room that would have left me with 18€ to live on for the month. & my rent is really quite low. Yes, there is real poverty on these islands & it is more widespread than I would have thought


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