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Mafia Influence, Anti-Migrant Fervor in Rural Italy Likely to Impact Elections

The young African couple joined the checkout line in a small supermarket in a town in Campania, Italy's southwest region famous for a dramatic coastline, ancient ruins, Naples and the Camorra — one of Italy's top crime mobs. The couple were clutching some basic food items, including milk, bottled water and pasta, and a small plastic bag bulging with change — mostly 1- and 5-cent coins, the proceeds of begging. Already eyed disdainfully by Italian shoppers, they were met with...

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