Bolivians find Italian fugitive
Italy has praised Bolivia for the capture of fugitive communist militant Cesare Battisti.
Rome officials vowed he will “finish his days in prison” for murder convictions from 1990.
The Italian ambassador to Brazil, Antonio Bernardini, tweeted: “Battisti has been captured. Democracy is stronger than terrorism.”
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini called Battisti a “delinquent who doesn’t deserve to live comfortably on the beach but rather to finish his days in prison”.
Battisti escaped from an Italian prison in 1981 while awaiting trial on four counts of murder committed as a member of the Armed Proletarians for Communism.