Calabria's aging villages could use migrant families. But the Italian government is threatening to end the integration project. A mayor has even been placed under house arrest for helping refugees more than allowed.
Carola Rackete has been lauded as a heroine and decried as a criminal for helping asylum-seekers stranded in the Mediterranean Sea. What drives the 31-year-old German captain of the Sea-Watch rescue boat?
The interior minister has ordered migrants in Riace be redistributed across Italy after its mayor was arrested. The mayor's vision was hailed across the globe as a model for reviving towns and integrating refugees.
Italy's Domenico Lucano has received international awards and has been depicted in films for his efforts to integrate refugees. Now he stands accused of facilitating sham marriages and mismanaging public funds.
Italy's hardline migrant policy has fueled a debate in the country over how to address new arrivals. In an effort to foster cohesion and understanding, one artist is covering her local village in golden blankets.
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