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Season 10, Episode 63 of 99

The leader of an Italian town known for taking in migrants is targeted by the country's populist government. For 20 years, the small, southern Italian town of Riace has been a beacon for several thousand immigrants from around the world fleeing poverty, disenfranchisement and war. And by welcoming migrants during the 2015 refugee crisis, Riace gained a reputation as symbol of tolerance. The town's longtime mayor, Domenico Lucano, was lauded by Pope Francis and named as one of Fortune magazine's "World's Greatest Leaders." But Italy's populist central government has recently lodged charges against Lucano for aiding illegal migration, while cutting off funds to refugees who have helped bolster the town's flagging population. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.

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