The Economist: Immigration in Italy – Southern misery

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“An ugly race riot reflects social tensions and economic problems in the south
IN A few days, it will seem as if they were never there. On January 11th bulldozers in the southern Italian town of Rosarno began obliterating the wretched dwellings from which more than 1,000 African crop-pickers had fled or been evacuated by police over the weekend. Left behind were seven of their fellows, recovering in local hospitals from gunshot wounds and savage beatings inflicted by Italians.”

Jan 14th 2010 | ROME – From The Economist print edition

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