Corriere.it tells the tales of a country paralyzed by one of the strongest and less efficient bureaucracy in the western world: Italian Red Tape.
Romafaschifo blog publish a series of pictures showing a “regular” Rome and the same during the visit that President Obama did few days ago.
Bernardino Budroni died on july 11th 2011. He was shot by the police after a long getaway with his car. His death was not enough to put an end to the court actions against him.
He eneded up being sentenced 25 months in prison. Sentence was pronounced on july 8th 2013, right 2 years after his death. And now he gets a € 150,00 fine for illegal weapon possession. That is 31 months after his death.
Welcom to italian justice.
…The Great Beauty!
But there’s more to Rome than what Paolo Sorrentino showed in his movie. A Rome very different, dirty and cahotic, the sort of place you don’t want to live in. The b log Romafaschifo has arranged some images of this other Rome, with bits from th movie.
“I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.”
The famous line by Groucho Marx (here’s the story behind it) came to my mind watching the newly appointed Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi, presenting his cabinet in the Italian Senate earlier today. He was addressing a “club” that he can’t be part of, as you have to be 40 to be elected to the Senate.