Terrible floods, bushfires and cyclone Yasi put an end to my stay in Australia and my job as a Foreign Correspondent.
News stories were tough, more than 70 people died and the level of destruction in Queensland, was appalling. Meanwhile bushfires were ravaging Victoria. And in New Zealand 24 beached whales died.
My doubts as a journalist and about the role of news wire services and foreign correspondents in the new digital age kept growing. I wrote to my colleagues elsewhere in the world and received a surprising number of messages of support from people agreeing the boat was sinking.
On 3 February 2011, 12 years after my first story, I sent my last news item to Agencia Efe’s headquarters for South East Asia and the Pacific.
Some articles published in La Vanguardia
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