Spain speeds up Ceuta expulsions after migrant tide from Morocco ebbs

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By Jon Nazca and Mariano Valladolid CEUTA, Spain (Reuters) – Spanish authorities carried out mass expulsions of migrants on Wednesday from its North African enclave of Ceuta after thousands crossed from Morocco, as the tide of humanity swimming around the border fence turned into a trickle. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said as many as 4,800 of the more than 8,000 who entered Ceuta during the previous two days had been sent back, and security forces on both sides intervened to prevent more from crossing. “We are carrying out the immediate handover of those who have entered irregularly,” Sanchez…

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