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Richard Cohen: Real desperation at sea vs. the manufactured kind in Senate

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This is how it happened. The migrants came from Eritrea, which is on the Horn of Africa and where the per capita income is about $800 a year. They sold everything they had, even land, and then were trucked across the Sahara Desert with very little to eat or drink and taken to the Libyan port of Misrata. There, about 500 people were crammed onto a boat that sailed for 13 days until the engines ...


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