Saturday, October 3, 2009

"It's better to die than to live like this, because at least when you die your problems are over."

"Broadly tolerated by authorities because of their role in the economy, they endure long hours of backbreaking work for as little as 15-20 euros ($22-$29) a day and live in squalid makeshift camps without running water or electricity.

"I never thought it would be like this in Italy. Even dogs are better off than us," said Bailo, a 24-year-old from Guinea struggling to survive in an area of Puglia known as the "Red Gold Triangle" which produces 35 percent of Italy's tomatoes." (Thanks Marcy)

Migrant farmworkers in Italy: a new feudal system

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