Sylvia Poggioli

Sylvia Poggioli appears in the following:

Lockdown, Safety Measures Bear Success In Italy

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Due to spikes in COVID-19 cases in several U.S. states, the European Union is preparing to restrict visitors from the United States next month.


Coronavirus Pandemic Creates Lucrative Opportunities For Organized Crime In Italy

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Anti-corruption experts warn of a potential surge in loansharking by the Mafia in Italy as businesses struggle there following months in lockdown.


Prosecutors Question Italy's Top Leaders Over Coronavirus Response

Friday, June 12, 2020

Italy's prime minister, health and interior ministers faced hours of questioning in Rome as prosecutors opened an investigation into possible mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis.


Vatican Museums Reopen To Smaller Crowds Amid Pandemic

Sunday, June 07, 2020

Imagine taking in the splendor of the Sistine Chapel without packs of tourists. That experience can be had now for those who set aside COVID-19 fears to visit the reopened Vatican Museums.


Coronavirus Pandemic Leaves Italy With More Poverty, Spiraling Debt

Friday, May 22, 2020

Italy's economy is expected to shrink by at least 8 percent this year, with no way for the vital tourism sector to revive in the foreseeable future. A government rescue package gives some relief.


European Countries Are Bracing Themselves For The Next Wave Of The Pandemic

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Europe starts to loosen up the quarantine restrictions and reopen economies. But some countries are expecting — even planning for — the next wave of the coronavirus outbreaks.


Italians Come Out Of The Lockdown To Find Country Devastated By The Coronavirus

Monday, May 04, 2020

Italy has started reopening after an eight-week lockdown on Monday. Italians are now emerging to a country changed by the devasting human and economic toll of the coronavirus.


Italy Eases Its Lockdown

Sunday, May 03, 2020

Tomorrow, Italy begins lifting the lockdown it imposed March 9 to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Despite some of the strictest measures in Europe, more than 28,000 Italians have died.


Italy Considers Permits For Undocumented Migrants To Fill A Big Farmworker Gap

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The country faces a shortfall of up to 350,000 laborers just when it is bracing for deep economic impacts from the novel coronavirus pandemic.


Italy Debates Permits For Undocumented Immigrants To Fill Seasonal Labor Shortages

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Right-wing populists in Italy are battling more liberal politicians who want to give work permits to undocumented immigrants, who could fill seasonal labor shortages in the agriculture sector.


Italy Announces Gradual Easing Of COVID-19 Lockdown

Monday, April 27, 2020

Italy's prime minister has announced that the country's lockdown will begin to lift on May 4 — in a phased reopening of the economy and public life.


In Italy, 'Suspended Shopping' Helps Those Facing Economic Hardship During Pandemic

Friday, April 24, 2020

La spesa sospesa means paying in advance for someone who can't afford it — an act of charity in which donors don't show off and recipients don't have to show gratitude.


Amid Pandemic, Italian Prosecutors Warn That Mafia Groups Are Cementing Their Power

Monday, April 20, 2020

Organized crime will exploit growing desperation, warns a prosecutor: "The mafias always gravitate toward money, and they're constantly trying to improve their image in the eyes of ordinary citizens."


In Naples, Pandemic 'Solidarity Baskets' Help Feed The Homeless

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Drawing on a centuries-old tradition, a Naples couple has begun lowering baskets from their balcony. People are encouraged to take food they need, and others are encouraged to add food to the baskets.


In Southern Italy, Charity Is Now A Major Means Of Sustenance

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

With church soup kitchens closed because of the coronavirus, an Italian couple in Naples are feeding the homeless and hungry by lowering baskets of food from apartment balconies.


Economic Response To Coronavirus Again Exposes North-South Divide In EU

Monday, April 06, 2020

A north-south divide is again dividing Europe, this time in response to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.


Italy Observes Moment Of Silence For COVID-19 Victims, As Case Numbers Plateau

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

As the country moves into its fourth week of lockdown, the head of Italy's national institute of health announced that the country "has reached a plateau" in its infection rate.


U.S. Continues To Point Out That China Is Where Coronavirus Began

Monday, March 30, 2020

The U.S. and China have clashed over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak. China is using its soft power to compete with the U.S. for influence during the pandemic.


Pope Francis Delivers Special Prayer For End To Coronavirus Pandemic

Friday, March 27, 2020

The "Urbi et Orbi" blessing is normally delivered at Christmas and Easter. The delivered his homily against the dramatic backdrop of an empty St. Peter's Square, glistening in the rain.


Italian Fitness Coach With COVID-19: 'Feels Like Your Head Is Being Held Underwater'

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Fausto Russo has been hospitalized with COVID-19 for over two weeks. On Wednesday, he spoke to NPR and other media by video in Italy.