Autonomous cities of Spain http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/38917/all en Migrants storm Morocco border fence into Spain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/migrants-storm-morocco-border-fence-spain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A crowd of African migrants stormed a border fence and crossed illegally from Morocco into Spanish territory on Monday, leaving 12 people injured, authorities said.</p> <p>The migrants surged over the fence into the Spanish enclave of Melilla on the northern coast of Morocco, the local Spanish government delegation said in a statement.</p> <p>"A group of 150 sub-Saharans carried out a massive assault on the border fence of Melilla at about 6:00 am (0500 GMT) this morning in the Yasinen area near the city airport," the statement said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/migrants-storm-morocco-border-fence-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous cities of Spain Fences Law Political geography AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:16:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779733 at http://www.globalpost.com Four migrant boats stopped off Spanish coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/four-migrant-boats-stopped-spanish-coast-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish and Moroccan rescuers on Tuesday intercepted four dinghies packed with 23 illegal immigrants trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar and make landfall on Spain's southern shore.</p> <p>Spain's maritime service said rescuers had picked up 12 migrants who were travelling on two boats while Morocco had intercepted 11 people who were on another two vessels.</p> <p>The migrants were given blankets and transported to the port of Tarifa in the Spanish province of Cadiz which is located across the Strait of Gibraltar facing Morocco.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/four-migrant-boats-stopped-spanish-coast-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous cities of Spain Geography Law Political geography Social Issues AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:16:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794675 at http://www.globalpost.com Moroccan workers in Spanish enclave hold Rabat demo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/moroccan-workers-spanish-enclave-hold-rabat-demo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Some 600 Moroccan workers employed in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta protested outside the foreign ministry in Rabat on Thursday, seeking government help to improve their working conditions.</p> <p>"We also have rights," shouted the protesters, many of them women, who had travelled from northern Moroccan town of Nador to the capital by bus, and were calling for the same rights as their Spanish co-workers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/moroccan-workers-spanish-enclave-hold-rabat-demo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous cities of Spain Exclaves Political geography Politics AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:45:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796537 at http://www.globalpost.com 11 migrants die after boat capsizes off Morocco http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/11-migrants-die-after-boat-capsizes-morocco <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Eleven migrants trying to reach Europe died after their boat capsized off the north coast of Morocco, medical sources and a human rights group said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Of the 34 people travelling in the boat, reached up by the Moroccan navy at midday on Tuesday, two children, three women and six men died, and another 12 were hospitalised, a doctor in the coastal town of Hoceima told AFP.</p> <p>All but one of the victims drowned, the other dying while being transported to Hoceima hospital, according to Faisal Oussard, local representative for the Moroccan Association of Human Rights.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/11-migrants-die-after-boat-capsizes-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous cities of Spain Nador Political geography Social Issues AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:01:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818348 at http://www.globalpost.com Migrants storm Spain border from Morocco http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/migrants-storm-spain-border-morocco <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scores of migrants stormed a border fence from Morocco into Spanish territory, prompting clashes with guards that left nine people injured, authorities said Friday.</p> <p>The charge on the six-metre (20-foot) fence late Thursday was the latest in a series of attempts by migrants desperate to reach European soil via Melilla, a Spanish enclave bordering Morocco on the Mediterranean coast.</p> <p>The local Spanish government delegation said in a statement that between 150 and 200 migrants used ladders to scale the fence and about 70 succeeded in entering Melilla.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/migrants-storm-spain-border-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous cities of Spain Disaster Fences Human Interest Labor Law Political geography Politics Social Issues War AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:01:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5826203 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain, Morocco rescue 66 illegal migrants at sea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/spain-morocco-rescue-66-illegal-migrants-at-sea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish and Moroccan emergency services on Saturday rescued 66 African immigrants trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar in flimsy boats.</p> <p>A spokesman for maritime emergency services in Tarifa on the southern tip of Spain told AFP that nine men had been rescued by Spanish authorities and another 57 people by Morocco.</p> <p>Numerous illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa try and reach Spain on a daily basis in inflatable dinghies or other makeshift boats.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/spain-morocco-rescue-66-illegal-migrants-at-sea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous cities of Spain Disaster Fences Human Interest Labor Law Political geography Politics Social Issues War AFP Sun, 05 May 2013 01:15:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5831144 at http://www.globalpost.com Migrants storm Morocco border with Spain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/migrants-storm-morocco-border-spain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hundreds of African migrants hurling stones stormed a border fence from Morocco into Spanish territory in a "violent" assault on Wednesday, authorities said, the latest in a series of such attempts.</p> <p>A local Spanish government spokeswoman said there was a "massive assault" in the early hours at one point of a six-metre (20-foot) fence separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco on the Mediterranean coast.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/migrants-storm-morocco-border-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous cities of Spain International relations Morocco Political geography Politics AFP Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:31:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5868152 at http://www.globalpost.com Migrants storm border from Morocco into Spain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130709/migrants-storm-border-morocco-spain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Around 100 African migrants stormed a border fence from Morocco into Spanish territory on Tuesday, leaving five police officers injured, Spanish authorities said.</p> <p>Officials said about 40 of the migrants managed to cross the fence separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco on the Mediterranean coast, in the latest in a wave of such attempts.</p> <p>The migrants stormed a section of the six-metre (20-foot) fence near the airport in Melilla on Tuesday morning, Spanish government officials there said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130709/migrants-storm-border-morocco-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous cities of Spain Disaster International relations Labor Morocco Political geography Politics Social Issues War AFP Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:31:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5879418 at http://www.globalpost.com Hundreds of migrants storm border at Spain enclave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130723/hundreds-migrants-storm-border-at-spain-enclave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>About 300 African migrants stormed a border fence surrounding Spain's North African enclave of Melilla on Tuesday in an attempt to enter Spanish territory, a Spanish government official said.</p> <p>About 100 of them managed to enter Melilla in the early morning assault on the border, a local Spanish government spokeswoman said.</p> <p>"It is a preliminary estimate, the assault happened early in the morning when it was still dark," she said.</p> <p>Two separate groups of migrants stormed the border fence in two different locations at roughly the same time, she added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130723/hundreds-migrants-storm-border-at-spain-enclave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous cities of Spain Exclaves Political geography Politics AFP Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:09:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5890887 at http://www.globalpost.com Migrants break through Morocco border into Spain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130917/migrants-break-through-morocco-border-spain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hundreds of migrants broke through a border fence from Morocco into Spanish territory on Monday, clashing with police in a raid that left seven people injured, officials said.</p> <p>About 300 migrants before dawn tore down part of the six-metre (20-foot) high fence around Melilla, a Spanish-governed exclave bordering northern Morocco, and about 100 made it through, Spanish government officials in the territory said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130917/migrants-break-through-morocco-border-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous cities of Spain Exclaves Political geography AFP Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:29:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5936373 at http://www.globalpost.com Migrants break through Morocco border into Spain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130917/migrants-break-through-morocco-border-spain-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hundreds of migrants broke through a border fence from Morocco into Spanish territory on Tuesday, clashing with police in a raid that left seven people injured, officials said.</p> <p>About 300 migrants before dawn tore down part of the six-metre (20-foot) high fence around Melilla, a Spanish-governed exclave bordering northern Morocco, and about 100 made it through, Spanish government officials in the territory said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130917/migrants-break-through-morocco-border-spain-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous cities of Spain Exclaves Political geography AFP Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:29:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5936377 at http://www.globalpost.com Migrants break through Morocco border into Spain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130917/migrants-break-through-morocco-border-spain-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hundreds of migrants stormed the frontier from Morocco onto Spanish soil on Tuesday by land and sea, clashing with police in one raid that left seven people injured, officials said.</p> <p>They were the latest in a wave of thousands of impoverished migrants trying to reach Spain, with officials saying their numbers have swelled in recent years due to unrest in northern Africa.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130917/migrants-break-through-morocco-border-spain-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous cities of Spain Exclaves Political geography AFP Tue, 17 Sep 2013 18:33:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5936747 at http://www.globalpost.com African immigrants rush barrier into Spain's Melilla enclave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130918/african-immigrants-rush-barrier-spains-melilla-enclave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID (Reuters) - Hundreds of Africans seeking to enter Europe made a coordinated assault on the triple wall that divides Spanish enclave Melilla from Morocco on Tuesday, with about a hundred of them getting over.</p> <p>Six Spanish civil guards and one immigrant were injured in the incident, the latest in several mass attempts to scale the wall in recent months, the government of the territory said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130918/african-immigrants-rush-barrier-spains-melilla-enclave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous cities of Spain Geography of Europe Political geography War Thomson Reuters Wed, 18 Sep 2013 08:46:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5937285 at http://www.globalpost.com Migrants storm Spanish border fence in Melilla again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130919/migrants-storm-spanish-border-fence-melilla-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>African migrants charged a barbed-wire border fence and tried to enter the Spanish exclave of Melilla from Morocco on Thursday, local officials said, the latest in a string of coordinated assaults on the frontier.</p> <p>About 200 migrants tried to pass over the fenced border at dawn but it was not immediately clear if any of them managed to make it through to Melilla, a Spanish-governed territory bordering northern Morocco, a spokesman for the Spanish government there told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130919/migrants-storm-spanish-border-fence-melilla-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous cities of Spain Exclaves Political geography AFP Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:17:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5938559 at http://www.globalpost.com Injured African migrants eye bright lights of Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130919/injured-african-migrants-eye-bright-lights-europe-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In a forest overlooking the Spanish enclave of Melilla, Diamani nurses fresh wounds from his latest desperate bid, along with hundreds of other African migrants, to scale the heavily guarded border fence.</p> <p>He describes being attacked by Moroccan security forces, who he says hurled rocks and beat them with batons.</p> <p>"I managed to get past them, but then cut my leg as I was climbing over the fence," adds the 27-year-old from Gao in northern Mali, showing a bloody gash on his bandaged left leg.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130919/injured-african-migrants-eye-bright-lights-europe-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Autonomous cities of Spain Political geography AFP Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:17:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5938817 at http://www.globalpost.com