In Spain, unemployment has shot from 8.6 percent in 2007 to 26.3 percent. Amid this uncertainty, one family — Josefa Vida Bermudez, 47, Francisco Gea Ramos, 49, and their sons, Francisco Jose Gea Vida, 21, and Alejandro Gea Vida, 19 — tries to maintain hope for the future.
June 8, 2013 From left, Alvaro Perea Ramirez and Francisco Gea Vida watch as Francisco’s mother, Josefa Vida Bermudez, embraces Raquel Lara before they join a rally against evictions in Cordoba, Spain. “My brother got laid off at the power company. My father just took a pay cut,” said Perea Ramirez, who is qualified as an X-ray technician but is now looking for jobs in bars after cuts at public hospitals left him on the waiting list for an internship. “Things aren’t going too good in Cordoba right now.” Matt McClain/The Washington Post Buy Photo