Alex Rodriguez Toscano at a rally during the general strike on March 29. Rodriguez thought he had prepared himself well to compete in the 21st century. For five years, the economics major studied hard in university, taking the most complicated mathematics courses and polishing the three foreign languages he speaks. But after graduating in February 2011, Rodriguez discovered that even those desirable qualifications mean little in today's distressed global economy. After sending 88 resumes to investment firms, banks, any organization that might require some economics research, he hasn't gotten a single offer. Here he is seen during the General strike on March 29. The strike was sponsored by the trade union to protest new austerity measures which allow cheaper hirings and dismissals of workers.