Andrea Bajani

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TORNILLO, TX - JUNE 19: Children and workers are seen at a tent encampment recently built near the Tornillo Port of Entry on June 19, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas. The Trump administration is using the Tornillo tent facility to house immigrant children separated from their parents after they were caught entering the U.S. under the administration's zero tolerance policy. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

In Tornillo, Texas, in rows of pale yellow tents, some 1,600 children who were forcefully taken from their families sleep in lined-up bunks, boys separated from the girls. The children, who are between the ages of thirteen and seventeen, have limited access to legal services. They are not schooled. They are given workbooks but they are not obliged to complete them. The tent city in Tornillo is unregulated, except for guidelines from the Department of Health and Human Services. Physical conditions seem humane. The children at Tornillo spend most of the day in air-conditioned tents, where they receive their meals and are offered recreational activities.…  Seguir leyendo »

Del actual marco político en Italia emerge un dato indiscutible: los italianos adoran la eternidad. Pueden relajarse, pues, los apocalípticos. Existe aún un país, en las partes bajas de Europa, que se esfuerza por amortiguar toda sacudida de la historia y transmutarla en hálito sin tiempo. Hay que precisar, sin embargo, que los italianos no adoran la eternidad en general. Adoran una específica tipología de eternidad, la eternidad de los pintores de brocha gorda.

Me explico. Los italianos, como es bien sabido, son unos maniacos de la limpieza. Están —estamos— continuamente limpiando. Colocan las sillas sobre las mesas, y limpian. Cuando van al norte de Europa siempre se quejan de la suciedad.…  Seguir leyendo »