Friday, January 9, 2009
Lega Nord in Portland, Oregon??
As amazing as it may seem, it appears that Lega Nord (Northern League) held a meeting in Portland, Oregon last month to launch the Padani nel Mondo (Padanians in the World) concept into this area of the world. Jimmy Moglia, a native of Torino, will be running the operation. He may have some type of dual citizenship. Lega Nord already has a branch office in Argentina. Also, we know that they have had a North American representative to process a scattering of votes from "Italians working abroad."
This development did come as a surprise to us. Especially considering that Padani nel Mondo doesn't seem to even have a website! It seems unlikely that they will be able to reach the long disconnected cousins on America's west coast. We'll just have to wait and see. We do know that Lombardi nel Mondo - Area Nord America, a totally separate organization, has made no effort to connect with Americans, and seems to be for Italians working abroad only.