I’ve been Italian American my whole life; I’ve felt insulted when called a guinea, when called a wop, and when called a dago, but I’ve never been called Fredo, nor would I be terribly irked if someone called me that.
The truth is that Matteo Salvini’s League and the Five Stars Movement have always been not only very different from each other, but also adversaries till the political agreement that led to the "Government of Change" was signed. It is no coincidence that, for a long time even after the March 2018 elections, they never dared to define themselves as “allies”: They were only temporary “friends,” according to Mr. Salvini, “co-signatories of the contract of government,” according to Mr. Di Maio, the other Vice Prime Minister and chief of the anti-establishment movement.
In her early 20s, a strong, talented female winemaker from Australia was determined to avoid the path of marriage and kids so she could focus on her career and achievements in the wine world, until she found herself in southern Italy where she fell in love with not only an Italian man, but also the traditional old vine vineyards of Puglia.
On the 16th day, after several appeals to the Italian authorities had gone unanswered, Carola decided to break the naval blockade--and Italian law--and to enter Italy’s territorial waters. When she realized that the Italian Government would not give the authorization to disembark migrants in any case, on the 17th day, in the middle of the night, she also entered Lampedusa harbor. "At this moment the Sea-Watch 3 is entering Lampedusa harbor. It's been almost 60 hours since we declared a state of emergency. No one listened. No one took responsibility. Once more it's up to us, to Captain Carola Rackete and her crew, to bring the 40 people to safety,” the NGO wrote on Facebook.