La inmunidad de África

ACCRA – Estados Unidos sufre una creciente pérdida de empleos. Gran Bretaña nacionaliza sus bancos. Las pequeñas economías alguna vez de alto vuelo como Irlanda, Hungría e Islandia se desmoronan. Incluso las robustas China e India están experimentando un crecimiento más lento, un recorte de sus ambiciones y sueños rotos.

Sin embargo, en el África subsahariana, existen pocos indicios de la crisis financiera global que está consumiendo al mundo capitalista.

En las ciudades africanas en boga, los precios de las viviendas residenciales se mantienen estratosféricos. Una típica casa de estilo occidental en Kampala o Accra, por ejemplo, hoy sorprendentemente cuesta entre dos y tres veces más de lo que cuesta una casa semejante, digamos, en Cleveland u otras ciudades de la zona central de Estados Unidos. Mientras que los precios inmobiliarios se derrumban desde Madrid hasta Dublin y desde Miami hasta Los Angeles, los precios africanos se mantienen en niveles récord, o cerca.

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