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Immigrants protesting against racism in Naples, Italy
Immigrants protesting against racism in Naples, Italy
Linda Laura Sabbadini

Ramy Shehata is a 13-year-old boy who saved the lives of as many as 50 classmates during a March 20 school bus attack in Italy. The driver, an Italian citizen of Senegalese origin, hijacked the bus, threatening to set it on fire. Shehata secretly — and courageously — sent out an alert on the phone he'd hid when the driver took the students hostage.

Shehata was born in Italy to Egyptian parents. According to Italian law, children of immigrant parents are not eligible to apply for citizenship until they turn 18. After the inicident, Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, leader of the anti-immigration League party, said the boy would be granted citizenship. At the same time, officials are considering revoking the Italian citizenship of Ousseynou Sy, the driver.

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Venezuela-Iran: Maduro And The Axios Of Chaos In The Americas

With the complicity of leftist rulers in Venezuela, Bolivia and even Argentina, Iran's sanction-ridden regime is spreading its tentacles in South America, and could even undermine democracies.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro visiting Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran, Iran on June 11. Venezuela is one of Iran's closest allies, and both are subject to tough U.S. sanctions.

Julio Borges

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CARACAS —The dangers posed by Venezuela's relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran is something we've warned about before. Though not new, the dangers have changed considerably in recent years.

They began under Venezuela's late leader, Hugo Chávez , when he decided to turn his back on the West and move closer to countries outside our geopolitical sphere. In 2005, Chávez and Iran's then president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, signed collaborative agreements in areas beyond the economy, with goals that included challenging the West and spreading Iran's presence in Latin America.

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