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Schio, located among the heartland of the anti-immigrant Northern League party, has long welcomed foreigners. But migration, a highly charged issue in this year's parliamentary election, is beginning to become divisive even here.
The issue of fake news – bufale, in Italian – has dominated concerns in Italy ahead of the March 4 parliamentary elections. The government, in partnership with companies like Facebook, has launched several projects to fight back.
Migrants and refugees living in the region around Caserta are vulnerable to being exploited, including by the mafia. But they’re growing increasingly aware of their rights and their power to help each other fight for fair treatment.
The bombastic billionaire's reentry into the political arena – despite his history of corruption charges and tawdry parties – says much about the current state of Italian politics, and where the public's mores lie.
Italy is poised to ban sales of memorabilia featuring Benito Mussolini, which will affect shops in Predappio, a place of pilgrimage for neo-Fascists. But Predappio's mayor hopes to turn the town into a center for understanding what Fascism wrought in Italy.
A university employee in Rome was granted a paid sick day by her employer to care for her English Setter earlier this fall – showing how pets are increasingly seen as members of society.
In Italy, a country traditionally tolerant of immigrants, the public mood has shifted against them. That has prompted the government to take a harder line in a bid to stem the rise of right wing, anti-Muslim parties ahead of national elections.
Opera is a serious pastime in the birthplace of world famous composer Verdi. But to increase accessibility, performances are being held in private homes.
The number of migrant arrivals in August was down more than 80 percent from last year, thanks to Rome's partnership with Libyan authorities. But those sent back to Libya face torture and rape in the detention centers where they are held.
As Spain has enjoyed record tourism this year, so too has it seen a surge in anti-tourism sentiment, marked by protests, graffiti, and vandalism.
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