Italian Interior Minister Closes Largest Migrant Camp in Europe

What was once Europe’s largest asylum seeker and migrant reception center, the CARA Mineo, near Catania, in Sicily, was officially closed Tuesday. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini hailed the move, saying police investigations had discovered the activity of what he called “mafias, not only Italian but also Nigerian,” based at the center.Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said he kept the promise he had made: close the camp in Mineo, considered one of the largest in Europe. The remaining migrants have been moved to a center in Calabria and no one remains...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Tuesday, 9 July

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