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Spain’s coastguard said it had rescued 213 sub-Saharan African migrants on Monday, including 26 women and two children who were among those trying to reach Spanish soil on a flotilla of small boats. The migrants were picked up in the Strait of Gibraltar and taken to Tarifa, Spain’s southernmost port, a spokeswoman for the coastguard […]

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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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