The New York Times released a cover story on the coronavirus crisis in Europe this week. Normal. It has centered its history in Spain. Logical. And in color, with photos from the World Press Photo Samuel ArandaIt was in Malaga. Well, it wasn’t that normal … At least for those who are used to seeing only the good things about the Andalusian city in American newspapers.
The report, signed by Patrick Kingsley and José Bautista, told about the problems of covid-19 in the daily life of Malaga. “Sunday at noon, there were 31 patients inside the main coronavirus treatment center in Malaga, the city with the fastest growing infection rate in southern Spain. At 12:15, 32 patients arrived. by ambulance. Half an hour later, number 33 arrived, “says the newspaper.
The American newspaper, the “bible” of world journalism, has spent more than a decade of intense love affair with the capital of the Costa del Sol. The “New York Times” has also received awards from the Department of Tourism of the Municipality of Malaga . Your correspondent in Spain, Raphael Minder, signed in March 2015 a report on how the city had become one of the art capitals of the presence of important museums and international projection.
No direct flights
The newspaper included the province of Malaga in 2007 among the 53 indispensable places for 2008, along with other exotic and popular destinations such as Tunisia, Easter Island, Essaouira, Las Vegas, Mauritius or the Maldives. Malaga ranks 45, along with other European destinations, such as London, Prague or Lisbon. “The Costa del Sol is not just golf courses and hotels, to remember below the airline that will connect Malaga and New York directly from June with the help of Delta Air Lines”.
Now there are no direct flights to the United States and with a story that portrays the city’s health problems, it’s time to go back … Will the new report from perhaps the most prestigious newspaper on the planet be positive?