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Mafia - State Negotiation: Italy's Original Sin

Christina Pacella | Posted 11.24.2014 | World
Christina Pacella

Every time I read about Magistrates whose lives are being threatened by the mafia I ask myself the same rhetorical question: what kind of a country is this? Twenty-two years without justice, without truth, and what's worse? Nothing has changed.

Cosa Nostra Boss Arrested After 19 Years On The Run

AP | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

LONDON -- British police say they have arrested a convicted Mafia boss who has been sought by Italian authorities for almost 20 years. London's Metro...

Italian Politicians Accused Of Mafia Dealings

AP | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

ROME (AP) — Italian news reports say prosecutors in Sicily are seeking to put a handful of ex-ministers, lawmakers and law enforcement officials on ...

Colombia: Strategy of Tension?

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aldo Civico

When I saw the images of the recent attack near my Bogota apartment, I could not help but think about the car bombings that had occurred when I was in Sicily, 18 years ago.

Mafia Seeks To Profit From Italy Quake Reconstruction: Official

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — Organized crime syndicates have already moved into the central Italian region devastated by a quake this month and are looking to profit ...

Financial Crisis Goes Global, Slams into Europe

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danny Schechter

People in the EU have politicized economic issues perhaps because of a more diverse media environment as well as the expectation that governments have a duty to protect their people.

Facebook Makes Mafia Bosses Into Online Idols

Telegraph | Nick Squires in Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Some of the country's most notorious mafiosi, jailed for crimes ranging from extortion to brutal murders, have become online idols with thousands of f...