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Obesity (slow news day in SA?) is a problem in general and in some areas, like Andalucía seems worse.  The cause is probably the same as anywhere:  2 working parents stressed out and too many processed foods.

Immigration is one of the biggest concerns here, besides a favorite theme for the right-wingers.  It is a humanitarian problem, first of all, because of the suffering and deaths it causes.  The government is trying to reach agreements with the source countries, but it is barely slowing down.

The need is too great, there are trafficking mafias involved, and the economic cost is negative at first:
Receiving, health care, housing and settling or repatriating in a responsible way.  Once here, it is very difficult for them because even when they find jobs, they are exploited, but at least there are dozens of NGO´s helping out.  No easy solutions.


Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Fri Dec 8th, 2006 at 01:30:17 AM EST
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