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The mayor of the Basque Country’s capital has been compared to Adolf Hitler and France’s controversial far-right politician Jean Marie Le Pen after he accused North Africans of “sponging off his citizens”. Javier Maroto told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser in July that Algerians and Moroccans were registering as residents in the Basque city of […]

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The human rights group Amnesty International has criticized Spain for spending 30 times more on defending its borders than on improving the situation of asylum seekers and refugees — the biggest difference in the European Union. Spain spent €289,394,768.35 ($394,346,674.56) on border protection from 2007 to 2013. During the same period, however, it spent just […]

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Police have arrested a man who beat up a young Spaniard born in Mongolia on Barcelona’s underground railway system after a video of the incident posted on YouTube went viral. The video, shot late on Saturday night, shows a blond man standing over a young Asian man on a Barcelona metro train. The agressor, whose […]

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An undercover investigation by a Spanish anti-racism group has revealed the shocking way Spain’s nightclubs discriminate against black, Arab, Latin and Spanish Gypsy customers. SOS Racismo worked with white Spaniards and youngsters of other ethnicities in five Spanish cities to determine if they were treated differently at the same nightclubs. Both groups of subjects were […]

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A Spanish mayor has apologised after being accused of racism by Romanian immigrants for a foul-mouthed tirade against thieves. Mayor Josu Bergara was recorded in a meeting last year boasting that he had made sure “the scum no longer come” to his northern town of Sestao. Five Romanian families lodged a complaint against him in court, […]

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