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  • Facts & Stories
    Judith Harris(February 25, 2009)
    Italy's Culture Minister Sandro Bondi announced that the government will appoint a special commissioner to deal with the country's "archaeological emergency". Looming in the background is privatization of archaeological sites and their exploitation...
  • Facts & Stories
    Judith Harris(January 13, 2009)
    One of the best known Italian politicians, former Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, turns 90. Nicknamed "Il Divo" after the recent Italian film starring Toni Servillo, his political life covers the whole history of Italy.
  • A disquieting installation on view in a chic new Roman art gallery on Via Somalia evokes the myriad mysteries still surrounding the kidnapping and assassination of the president of Italy's Christian Democratic party on May 9, 1978.
  • On May 9, 1978, the President of the Christian Democratic party was found in Rome, murdered by the Red Brigates. New revelations today emerge to challenge official versions of this pivotal episode of Italy’s political history.
  • Two years after the last elections were held, Italians are voting again for a new government. This time, thanks to the Tremaglia Law, Italians living abroad will also have the opportunity to vote. In Italy, opinions regarding the impact of this Law in the last round of voting are mostly negative.
  • The John D. Calandra Italian/American Institute hosted a conference presenting the book "Altreitalie: Cittadinanza e Diritto al Voto", in an evening of discussion about the Italian vote abroad
  • The source of the problem is not the farmer. It is illegal dumping by criminal bands who are in bed with predatory politicians, and this means that the problem is political.

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