Photo Gallery: The Mayor of Messina Versus the Mob
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Photo Gallery: The Mayor of Messina Versus the Mob

Foto: Nicolò Lanfranchi/ DER SPIEGEL

The Barefoot Mayor Local Hero Takes on Sicilian Corruption

The new mayor of Messina is a man of the people. The tireless nonpartisan is known to go barefoot through the city. And in the land of Berlusconi, he is fighting against corruption, organized crime and widespread disenchantment with politics.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan