Friday, August 25, 2006


According to an article in La Sicilia today, twenty-five llegal immigrants per hour are arriving on Lampedusa, usually after their inadequate boats have been spotted and their lives saved by the Italian authorities. Nine boats were spotted last night and at least two babies died during the journey, their parents having thrown the bodies into the sea.

Yesterday I read that the regional government is suggesting that, to solve the problem, similar techniques to those used in the antimafia fight are needed, finding ways of encouraging the clandestini to testify against the people traffickers being paramount.

What a paradox it is that at a time when so many want to destroy the freedoms of the West, so many others will risk everything, even the lives of their children, to come here.


Maria said...

That is simply beyond sad... ~M

Maria said...

That is the saddest thing I have read. I can't imagine having to throw you dead baby into the sea. It's just awful.
Be well ~M


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