Given Italian history, US descendants of Italian immigrants have reason to reject their association with Columbus and stand in solidarity with Indigenous groups as they reclaim their histories.
A wave of migrants from the Mediterranean meets a hostile reception from many Americans. The migrants are seen as alien in religion, culture, politics, law. So different in fact that some Americans argue that they can never be assimilated. They are the Italians, in the 1890s.
Valeria Fernandez is an Arizona-based reporter who covers immigration along the US-Mexico border. Last week, she interrupted her vacation to go to the Italian island of Lampedusa, where hundreds of African migrants drowned in a shipwreck.
A multi-year investigation and sting operation has revealed deep infiltration into the wind and solar sector by Italy's crime families.
Italian opera singer Salvatore Licitra died today at 43, nine days after suffering severe injuries in a scooter accident in Sicily. Licitra was regarded as the greatest tenor since Luciano Pavarotti.
Foreign migrants who fled Libya wound up in UN-run camps in Tunisia. Some of those migrants are so desperate to get out of the camps and get to Europe that they're going back to Libya. Marine Olivesi reports from the Tunisian border.
Longtime Libya observers are not surprised Gaddafi has resorted to violence. The World's Jeb Sharp takes a look at why the situation in Libya is playing out so differently from the uprising in Egypt.
The shores of a Mediterranean island are on our radar today. It's part of Italy, the largest the three Pelagian Islands south of Sicily. Thousands of Tunisians recently fled to this tiny Italian outpost. Can you name the Italian island they've landed on?
Archimedes figures in today's Geo Quiz: The early Greek mathematician and inventor was born in a seaport city on the island of Sicily. We're looking for this city, where Archimedes came up with his many inventions and scientific ideas.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Sicilian town of Salemi. It's where a huge collection of videos, films, and movies are being sent as a charitable contribution after a video store named Kim's Video in New York City closed for good. Anchor Marco Werman gets details of the video exchange from merchant Youngman Kim and Italian arts promoter Franca Pauli.
The fate of a five billion dollar, two mile suspension bridge that would connect the island of Sicily with southern Italy may soon be sealed as Italian voters elect a new parliament. Supporters of the bridge see it as an essential part of Italy's economic