Young Argentinians Fly The Beloved Country

A 25% jobless rate is driving them away

It's a cold winter morning in Buenos Aires, and the line outside the Italian consulate has not budged in half an hour. Gabriela Capel rubs her hands together to keep warm as she explains why she has decided to leave her native country. "I love Argentina, but there's no hope for me here," says the 27-year-old. Since graduating with a degree in administration two years ago, she has been unable to land a job. So rather than be counted among Argentina's 2.1 million unemployed, Capel is heading to Italy, where she hopes to find work as a secretary.

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