Tag Archives: Malta

Behind the People-Smuggling Ring in Libya

“Rich Smuggling Trade Fuels Deadly Migration Across Mediterrean,” by Matina Stevis for the Wall Street Journal: The deaths of more than 1,000 Italy-bound migrants in the Mediterranean Sea in the last week are the product of a multi-million-dollar people-smuggling enterprise … Continue reading

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700 Migrants Feared Drowned

“As many as 700 migrants feared drowned in the Mediterranean,” by Stephanie Nebehay for Reuters: More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week, bringing the death … Continue reading

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Migrant Burden Sharing in Europe

“Illegal immigration: Europe’s Huddled Masses,” from the Economist: It is a grand European project, born of integrationist ideals yet undermined by participants’ unwillingness to share costs as well as benefits. No, not the euro zone, but the Schengen agreement between … Continue reading

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Eriteria Facing Youth Exodus

“Eritrea Faces Youth Drain,” by Joe DeCapua for Voice of America: A new report said a lot of young people are leaving Eritrea due to authoritarian rule, growing dissatisfaction and long-term national service. The International Crisis Group has called for … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Rescues 282 Migrants

“U.S. Navy rescues 282 apparent migrants in Mediterranean,” from CNN: The U.S. Navy rescued 282 people from six small vessels in the Mediterranean Sea after one of the boats began to sink, the military said Saturday. Five of the rescued … Continue reading

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