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When we were in Buenos Aires, Italy held its national elections, and the left-of-center coalition behind former EU President Romano Prodi defeated conservative Silvio Berlusconi (Italy’s version of George Bush). Prodi’s margin of victory came from Argentina’s large Italian expat community, which is allocated several seats in Italy’s Parliament. Within days of the election, posters congratulating Prodi went up in many places around Buenos Aires.

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