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  1. Sicily’s President Is Talking About a Revolution

    Rosario Crocetta, Sicily’s current President, is an enigmatic figure. He’s gay, Catholic and left-learning – a significant departure from some of his predecessors with links to organized crime and served prison time. A constant target for death threats and political protests, Crocetta works to rid the region of corruption, excessive spending and dizzying waste – often with a big infectious laugh, by smoking packs of cigarettes, and indulging in poetry on his iPhone. And he’s getting ready for something big to happen. A revolution of sorts. “I want to give the Sicilians a dream — a dream that change is possible.” Can this romantic lefty be the leader that helps Sicily to rise above its troubled past?

    Source: NYT

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