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Spain Admits to Use of Rubber Bullets

“Spain admits use of rubber bullets on migrants was wrong,” from the BBC: Spain’s interior minister has admitted police should not have fired rubber bullets at migrants trying to reach its North African territory last month. At least 15 migrants … Continue reading

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Over 1,500 Migrants Stopped by Police at Spain-Morocco Border

“Police stop over 1,500 migrants at Spain-Morocco border,”  from Euronews: In two waves over 1,500 people have tried to to illegally breach Spain’s border with Morocco. The migrants were trying to cross into Ceuta, a Spanish enclave perched at the … Continue reading

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Spain Calls for European Support, Shuns Criticism

“Immigration: ‘don’t criticize, give us funds,’ Spain tells Europe,” from ANSAmed: The European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstrom asked Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Dias for clarification regarding the expulsion of Sub-Saharan migrants at the Ceuta and Morocco border … Continue reading

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Migrants Surge to Spain’s Doors

“As Africans Surge to Europe’s Doors, Spain Locks Down,” by Suzanne Daly for the New York Times: It is easy to pick out the new arrivals at the shelter for immigrants here on this tiny patch of Spain in North … Continue reading

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Migrant Drowing in Spain Rises to 11

“Spain Migrant Drowning Toll Rises to 11,” from the AFP: Police found the body of a migrant on a beach in Ceuta Wednesday, bringing to 11 the number of people who drowned trying to swim to the Spanish territory from … Continue reading

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