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Lampedusa — island of hope

Despite the death toll, boatloads of migrants still pour into Lampedusa — where the islanders’ compassionate welcome is at odds with Italy’s harsh immigration laws

By Lizzy Davies  /  The Guardian

Nowhere will the political players be watched more closely than from Lampedusa, where the coffins of the Oct. 3 victims have gone, but the memories linger.

“It seems almost impossible that things like this still happen,” Miccoli says, watching the early morning arrivals from the port. “But certainly it’s been happening for years. Now, we hope, the politicians might finally be listening.”

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