Aldo Moro

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Moro, Aldo


Born Sept. 23, 1916, in Maglie. Italian statesman and political figure.

Moro, a lawyer, has been a professor of criminal law and is the author of works on various aspects of jurisprudence. He began his political career in Catholic youth organizations. After the proclamation of the Italian Republic in 1946, he became a member of the commission to draw up a new constitution. He was elected to parliament in 1948.

From 1948 to 1958, Moro was deputy minister of foreign affairs; he also served as minister of justice and minister of education. From 1959 to 1963, he was political secretary of the Christian Democratic Party; during this period he headed the party’s left wing and advocated a number of social and economic reforms.

From 1963 to 1968, Moro was prime minister of a “left of center” coalition government. He served as minister of foreign affairs from 1969 to 1974. From 1974 to 1976 he was once again prime minister.

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Aldo Moro provides a further interesting example of some of the trends discussed above (34), not only because of his belated enrolment in the Christian Democrat party but also because of his wider interests and forms of engagement displayed during these two fundamental years, which ranged from the already discussed topic of the death of the nation, to the role of Catholics in politics, anti-Fascism and the reconstruction of Italy.
1978: The body of former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro was found in the boot of a car in central Rome, a victim of the Red Brigade.
Pocos dias despues de la muerte de Aldo Moro, la Junta Militar produjo un falso comunicado en el que atribuyo a los Montoneros su solidaridad con las Brigadas Rojas (ejecutoras de Moro).
1978: Former Italian premier Aldo Moro is kidnapped at gunpoint in Rome by a gang believed to be from the Red Brigade.
These findings from the Italian Longitudinal Study on Ageing suggested that cognitively normal older individuals who never or rarely consumed coffee and those who increased their coffee consumption habits had a higher risk of developing MCI," said one of the researchers Francesco Panza from the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy.
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Copyright Total Features 2015 Week_ 546 1978: Aldo Moro snatched at gunpoint Former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro has been kidnapped in Rome.
Aldo Moro (Italian Prime Minister, 1963-1968 and 1974-1976) was violently kidnapped by a commando of the Red Brigades (BR) while on his way to work as President of the Democrazia Cristiana (DC) at 9.
Rome: A former Italian far-left militant from the Red Brigades group who took part in the kidnapping and assassination of former prime minister Aldo Moro in 1978 was found dead at his home on Monday, ANSA news agency reported citing the police.
Altomare, MD, of the Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation at the University Aldo Moro of Bari, researchers collected exhaled breath from 37 patients with colorectal cancer and 41 healthy controls which was processed offline to evaluate the VOC profile.
Chapter two, "Narrative of Sacrifice: Pasolini and Moro," by Pierpaolo Antonello, examines how the media and the Italian intelligentsia dealt with the assassination of Pier Paolo Pasolini and Aldo Moro.
In 1978 Aldo Moro, the Italian Prime Minister, was kidnapped by members of the Red Brigade.