How one man went from migrant leaving Africa to elected official in Spain: NPR
Ricci Shryock for NPR
Serigne Mbaye made a life-changing decision in 2006.
The number of fish in his small town of Kayar, Senegal had dwindled, opportunities were running out and Mbaye wanted to support his family.
So he hopped on a boat one night and joined others on a day trip across the ocean to Spain.
Today he is a Spanish citizen and a member of the Madrid Assembly.
His journey parallels the larger picture of how climate migration intersects with politics.
Today, he is widely regarded as one of Madrid’s most vocal politicians for migrant rights.
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