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Lampedusa,

island, 8 sq mi (20.7 sq km), S Sicily, Italy, in the Mediterranean Sea between Malta and Tunisia, the largest of the Pelagie Islands and Italy's southernmost territory. Il Porto is the only town of the island. Sponge and sardine fishing are the main occupations; tourism is also important. Lampedusa was settled in the 18th cent. In World War II, it was bombed by the Allies. There is a penal colony on the island, and illegal immigrants from Africa often land on its shores.
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Lampedusa

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Giuseppe Tomasi di. 1896--1957, Italian novelist: author of the historical novel The Leopard (1958)

Lampedusa

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an island in the Mediterranean, between Malta and Tunisia. Area: about 21 sq. km (8 sq. miles)
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The visit comes after a new wave of Tunisian boat people arrived early Sunday at Italy's Lampedusa island.
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Some of the political work featured at this year's fair include "Orizzonte" (horizon), by Italian artists Francesco Arena, which features a metal bar covered in earth from a refugee camp on Lampedusa island. Set at eye-level, the work forces the viewer to reflect on the reality of the new "horizon" reached by many thousands of refugees every year.
the coast of Lampedusa island, Italy's southernmost point.
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On the issue of emigration, the Italian side pointed up the efforts exerted to achieve better integration of the Tunisian community in Italy and its support to the Tunisian authorities' efforts to find out the reported-missing Tunisian immigrants in Lampedusa Island.
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A rubber boat carrying around 100 migrants - of whom 24 were women - was intercepted by authorities southeast of Lampedusa island on Saturday, ANSA wrote.
This is a group from the 800 Tunisian emigrants who are illegally staying in Lampedusa Island.
This is typified in France with Jean Marie Le Pen's manifesto, in the US government's decision to build a wall along the frontier with Mexico, and with the regular African immigrant incidents on the Canary and Lampedusa Islands. What the whole spectrum of views--from Le Pen's to populist politicians to moderates in the Western world--fail to appreciate is that the growing trade links between territories entail the ever increasing movement of goods and services as well as people.