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Dozens of people in a cayuco on their arrival at the dock of La Restinga, on November 4, 2023, in El Hierro, Canary Islands (Spain).

H.Bilbao / Europa Press/ABACAPRESS.COM via Reuters

Hard Numbers: Senegalese youth leave home, Election officials leave their jobs, Jews leave France, workers (may) leave Vegas casinos

32,095: In a record-breaking wave of migration, figures from Spanish authorities show over 32,000 undocumented migrants — mostly from Senegal — have landed on the Canary Islands this year. Senegal was once a bastion of democratic stability, but President Macky Sall’s bitter struggles with an opposition popular among the country’s young people have convinced them to seek brighter futures overseas.

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