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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Few Bambinos Named Benito

An Italian right-wing party is paying parents to name their kids after Benito Mussolini and his wife.

The MSI-Fiamma Tricolore party, the descendant of Mussolini's fascist party, said the initiative in the poor, southern region of Basilicata was meant to keep alive names "at risk of extinction" and pay tribute to the movement's roots.

"Benito and Rachele are nice names and I hope our original initiative will get people going," party official Vincenzo Mancusi told Reuters. [Link]

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