After getting into a fight, a homeless man collapsed on a pavement in Rome; a few days later he died in hospital. Neither the police, the judiciary nor the media seemed interested in the case. In a country where five million people live in absolute poverty and fifty thousand are homeless, it was symptomatic of how Italy treats its needy, writes Giuseppe Rizzo.
Giuseppe Rizzo is an Italian journalist working for Italian weekly Internazionale since 2014. His latest book Piccola guerra lampo per radere al suola la Sicilia was published by Feltrinelli in 2013.