Italian senator likens black minister to orangutan

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FILE -- In this March 29, 2010 file photo Northern League party leader Umberto Bossi, center, poses with Roberto Calderoli after a press conference in Milan. Calderoli, a leader of the anti-immigrant Northern League party, made denigrating remarks about Immigration Minister Cecile Kyenge while he was speaking at a party rally Saturday in northern Italy, the populist movement's power base. Premier Enrico Letta has harshly criticized a top Italian senator who likened the country's first black Cabinet minister to an orangutan, the latest high-profile racist episode in a nation grappling with immigration. In a statement Sunday, Letta denounced Roberto Calderoli's words as "unacceptable" and "beyond every limit." (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)