A group of Senegalese migrants arrive in Spain's Canary Islands.
|Senegalese Immigrant |
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|Last year, 30,000 Africans landed in Spain’s Canary Islands on their way to the European mainland looking for work. That’s an increase of 600%. Thousands more are believed to have died at sea. In this Reporter’s Notebook, Daniela Gerson introduces us to one of those immigrants who made it to Spain -- a man who identifies himself only as Mohammed. He was a carpenter back in Senegal, but in Spain he sells bootleg DVDs in the bars of Granada and lives in an apartment with six other African immigrants. Life in Europe is not what he envisioned. |
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