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A picture taken by a drone shows members of the NGO 'SOS Mediterranee' from the 'Aquarius' vessel lead an operation to rescue more than 250 migrants on a wooden boat, about 50 kilometers off the Libyan coast, in the Mediterranean Sea, April 21,l 2018. EPA-EFE/FILE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON
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Neither Italy nor Malta - the two nearest European territories - said they were willing to take in the migrants, despite doctors on the boat warning that there was only enough food and water to survive at sea for one more day.

"Make Our Planet Great Again": world reacts to Trump pulling out of Paris Climate Deal

 06/02/2017 - 04:39
US President Donald J. Trump announces that the US is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 01 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

There has been widespread international condemnation after President Trump's announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Mr Trump said the accord punished the US and would cost millions of American jobs.

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[OP-ED]: On immigration, conservatives premiere a new office of political theater

 05/17/2017 - 09:26
The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.

 When they criticize laws against hate crimes, conservatives claim we shouldn’t create special classes of victims. 

Well, forget all that. It turns out that they feel differently when they can get political mileage from exploiting the public’s fear of illegal immigrants. Then they’re all in.

Pasta or Pizza

 11/30/2016 - 03:54
Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, has asked the population to vote on Referendum if they want to reform the Constitution. The Referendum is scheduled for Dec 4. EFE/Alessandro Di Meo

Like many Italian Millennials, Francesca decided to move to Copenhagen (Denmark) were she can attend university for free and find a job and salary according to her studies. “I wish I could come back, but it’s so hard there. Italy needs a change and that is why I am gonna vote for YES on the Referendum, despite I am not very convinced”, said Francesca in an interview with Spanish newspaper El País.

El temor del ébola se utiliza para alimentar los temores contra los inmigrantes

 08/14/2014 - 18:03
© Alberto Vourvoulias, 2014

Para los refugiados y emigrantes, la ruta hacia Italia es despiadadamente difícil. Quienes llegan desde África y partes del Medio Oriente, como los cristianos que huyen de las guerras civiles en Siria e Irak, deben forjar su propio camino hacia los puertos sin ley de Libia.

Fear of Ebola used to stoke anti-immigrant fears

 08/11/2014 - 15:03
African migrants wait to process their immigration papers in Rome, Italy. © Alberto Vourvoulias, 2014

The trade union that represents the police officers of Palermo, Sicily, is in process of filing a class action lawsuit to force the government to upgrade and enforce stricter health protocols regarding the screening of diseases carried by refugees. Palermo immigration cops have been calling in sick, with an Italian version of the blue flu, last week, ever since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa began making headlines.