Romania

Child abuse on the streets of Bucharest

The Daily Mail, July 14 1997

There is a gypsy woman in Bucharest who spends several hours each night standing on the pavement of a residential street called Stirbei Voda, about five minutes drive from the city centre, selling a little something to the passers-by.

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Thieves get rich while orphans suffer in Romania

The Daily Mail, July 15 1997

Mitica Gavriliuc is feeling good. He is sitting on a large and comfortable brown leather sofa, smoking a Monte Carlo cigarette and putting the finishing touches to a gigantic jigsaw puzzle of a deer on a mountainside. His dark glasses have golden rims. From time to time, his wife, Dana, who wears a gold ring and several gold necklaces, fetches him another cup of coffee.

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