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Rome, Naples and Palermo look more like African cities

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The major Italian cities of Rome, Naples and Palermo look more to African cities than to European ones because of the dirty streets and graffiti covering the walls, said Monday the head of government Silvio Berlusconi.

  •     “It hurts in the heart to walk in cities such as Rome, Naples and Palermo, and see how graffiti and dirt in the streets make them look more similar to African than European cities,” he told a Roman radio, quoted by the Ansa agency.

        Mr Berlusconi has cited the cities of Tokyo and Beijing, “where there is nothing lying on the floor.”

        There should be “more maintenance of green areas, more attention to cleanliness, measures to prevent graffiti that disfigure the walls,” suggested the head of government.

        Upon his return to power a year ago, the ‘Cavaliere’ has made the garbage crisis in Naples, a priority of his government but if the downtown is now almost clean, the waste problem is far from being settled in the periphery.

        
    Ennaharonline/ afp

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Comments (6 posted):

Azodoh Kingsley on 25 May, 2009 07:21:08
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It is insulting to compare a dirty city to Africans.
Rome, Neples and Palermo have never been a modern cities, the facts that it has lost it historic touch should not be used to compare to Afican countries.
The prime minister has always been using racial words, which i think the world is over looking. At the election of President Obama he used a racial word to congratulate him, it went on deaf ear. Now using Africa to compare the dirtiness of his country is more offensive.
Kingsley on 25 May, 2009 07:31:34
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It is insulting to compare a dirty city to Africans.
Rome, Neples and Palermo have never been modern cities, the facts that it has lost it historic touch should not be used to compare to Afican countries.
The prime minister has always been using racial words, which i think the world is over looking. At the election of President Obama he used a racial word to congratulate him, it went on deaf ear. Now using Africa to compare the dirtiness of his country is more offensive.
fatima on 28 May, 2009 01:27:44
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The Algerian Paper is NOT doing the comparison , It is merely quoting racist Berlusconi comments .
Nynadnry on 10 October, 2009 10:39:41
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Very interesting site. Hope it will always be alive!,
Caybeth on 12 October, 2009 03:13:50
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I bookmarked this link. Thank you for good job!,
Croiria on 12 October, 2009 05:52:18
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If you have to do it, you might as well do it right.,
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