Globalisation and Multiculturalism in Coronavirus Times

Italy has now surpassed China for number of Coronavirus deaths, if not of cases. The idea that the movement of great masses of people from their places of origin to new countries could not give rise to critical, not to say disastrous, consequences has now, with the new pandemic, been put to the test more […]

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Italy: How a Coronavirus Crisis Became a Disaster

Now that Italy has become the second country in the world after only China for number of Coronavirus cases, its number of confirmed infections has almost doubled in a couple of days from 5,061 on Saturday 7 March to 9,172 on Monday 9 March, and the whole country has been placed under lockdown, more than […]

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Coronavirus Exposes Open Ports to Africa Danger

This is our second post on the subject, here’s the first on Coronavirus and Italy. Italian physician and psychiatrist Alessandro Meluzzi rightly described as paradoxical Italy’s current policy of “closed schools and open ports”, letting in migrants at such a time of emergency for Coronavirus (whose official name, which initially and temporarily was 2019-nCoV, is […]

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Italy: Racism Fear Stops Coronavirus Vital Quarantine

Italy is now the third country in the world for the number of infections caused by Coronavirus, after China and South Korea. I know that, for the blog of a travel website like this, talking about the spread of a disease – although we still don’t know what’s going to happen either in Italy or […]

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“Trump Defends National Identity, An Example for Italy”

“Trump and his defence of national identity should be a model for Italy”. These were the words of the Italian politician Giorgia Meloni, who was in Washington to participate as a guest in the traditional National Prayer Breakfast, a series of meetings to convene and pray together held every year, organised on behalf of members […]

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“Young People, Don’t Emigrate” Say African Bishops

“Young people, stay at home” is what the Archbishop of Addis Ababa, the capital and largest city of Ethiopia, in Eastern Africa, has told his country’s youth, exhorting them not to emigrate to Europe. Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel is only the last of a long list of African Catholic Bishops and Cardinals to have warned […]

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What is for Children the Magic of Santa Claus?

Christmas is behind us, now. But there is still something about that special time of the year that I’d like to reflect and write on. Something quite special in tragic circumstances happened to an American little child for Christmas. In December 2016, media reported that a terminally-ill five-year-old boy in Knoxville, Tennessee, expressed as his […]

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