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's nightfall over the Mediterranean, prime time for smugglers from North Africa putting their human cargo on a treacherous journey north, towards Europe. Many don't make it.>>
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]>> Most are coming through Libya, but crackdowns by authorities there are diverting some people traffickers onto a surprising new port, Libya's more stable neighbor, Tunisia.
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> The search from Tunisia's happened once before, 20,000 fled the Country in 2011 during the turmoil of the Arabs spring.
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They were all trying to reach Sicily, which is the closest point of Italy. So the Tunisian Coast Guard stopped that boat, but this is just one of many who leave every day trying to seek new work in Europe.>> The route to Italy from Tunisia is much shorter than that from Libya.
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And the penalties for being caught by Tunisian authorities are also much lighter.>>
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Their stories follow a familiar narrative spurred by lack of opportunity at home. This man says, he once lived in Italy.>>