Sicily Says Enough


Rita Borsellino

In Sicilian politics, a kiss is usually just a kiss. There were plenty to go around last week as Sicily's regional President, Salvatore Cuffaro, hit the campaign trail ahead of his re-election bid this Sunday. During a morning presentation of his policy platform, the stout and smiling 48-year-old was sharing two-cheek kisses with almost every supporter who passed through campaign headquarters. Later, he arrived at the poorly-equipped Villa Sofia Hospital in northern Palermo to pledge four new outpatient beds for a multiple sclerosis treatment center. The 100 or so patients and family members assembled in the steamy third-floor corridor were a...

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