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February 12, 2010

Dr. Bertolaso, How Could you Do this to Us?

Judith Harris

He was once considered the "man of reconstruction" in earthquake-devastated L'Aquila. Now he is accused to have received sexual favors in return for awarding lucrative building...

January 17, 2010

Crackdown on Culture Crime: Italy’s Proud Carabinieri Art Squad

Judith Harris

The message: it works! Italy’s campaign to crack down on thefts of its treasures of art and archaeology has borne fruit, and the proof is in the statistics in the year-end...

January 11, 2010

While Calabria Burns

Judith Harris
Immigrants leave the town of Rosarno in a bus after the riots. (Uploaded on by Peregrinus2009 Coyright AFP 2010)

“I came here to find Heaven. I found Hell”

January 5, 2010

Italy. Slouching into the New Decade

Judith Harris
Not a New Year celebration. Champagne & mortadella in Senato after the fall of the Governo Prodi

Behind distracting and futile political catfights, real problems hurtle toward Italy, no less than other countries, but with a few specifically Italian aggravating factors