2005 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd prize

Juan Medina


12 November, 2004

Would-be immigrants from Africa are rescued from the sea, after their makeshift boat had capsized. The boat, carrying 36 people, overturned during an operation by Spanish civil guards in November. Seven of the immigrants were lost, but the remainder were saved. Authorities in the Canary Islands had already detained over 5,500 illegal immigrants that year. The majority were deported almost immediately.

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Juan Medina

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