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07:28 Dec 18, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO] Law/Patents
Spanish term or phrase:Estrecho
I know it means tight or narrow, but I need to give this article to a client. ABC daily from Madrid. Article about immigration. So Estrecho may be a place or someting. sentence:
...come ocurre en el Estrecho en determinados periodos...
LinguaVox Spain Local time: 12:01 Native speaker of: Spanish, French PRO pts in pair: 154
Thanks for your help. Article is off to client.
Straits (of Gibraltar)
Explanation: This is to *confirm* ffc's answer, which is quite correct. A bit of explanation of why this is so obvious: most of the illegal immigrants arriving in Spain (and in Europe) from Africa come in small craft across the Straits. A lot of them don't make it anyhow. Apparently this has led to lots of corpses turning up on the beaches in Gibraltar and neighboring Spain. A situation similar to what was happening with Haitians and Cubans trying to get into the US.
Stories in Cambio 16 and L'Express
Yolanda Broad United States Local time: 06:01 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 668