Spanish papers accuse Moroccan border guards of ‘passivity’ after migrants reach Ceuta

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    IN THE PRESS – Tuesday, May 18, 2021: Spanish papers accuse Moroccan authorities of allowing thousands of people to swim from Morocco to the Spanish territory of Ceuta. Papers suspect Morocco may be retaliating after Spain offered medical treatment to the leader of a group that challenges Morocco for sovereignty in the Western Sahara. We also look at growing frustration with the Biden administration’s inaction over the Israel-Gaza conflict. In China, divorces plummet after a controversial “cool off” law. And millionaires in the US stage a protest telling billionaire Jeff Bezos to pay more taxes! 

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    Ceuta is a Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa. Bordered by Morocco, it lies along the boundary between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

    It was part of the province of Cádiz until 14 March 1995. On that date, Statutes of Autonomy were passed for both Ceuta and Melilla.

    Ceuta, like Melilla and the Canary Islands, was classified as a free port before Spain joined the European Union. Its population consists of Christians, Muslims, and small minorities of Sephardic Jews and ethnic Sindhis from modern-day Pakistan.

    Spanish is the official language. Darija Arabic is also spoken by 40–50% of the population.

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