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Mafia-Tied Cafe From 'La Dolce Vita' Seized By Italian Police

AP | MARTA FALCONI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — Italian authorities on Wednesday seized about euro200 million ($284 million) in assets and businesses owned by a crime syndicate, includi...

Salvatore Miceli, "Mafia's Foreign Minister", Extradited From Venezuela To Italy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela deported a convicted European drug trafficker dubbed the "Mafia's foreign minister" to Italy on Tuesday, where he...

Giacomo Ieni: 'Sad' Mafia Boss Freed From Italian Prison Because He's Depressed

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Italian senator has demanded the government intervene after a convicted Mafia boss was freed from jail because he was suffering from depression....

Cigarette Smuggling Gang Indicted, Europe's Biggest Operation In Years

The Montenegro Connection | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"My little cat ... I'm going crazy without you .... You have repeatedly betrayed me, I think .... Little cat, when are you coming? ... I love you, lit...

Italy's Mafia Thrives In Global Financial Meltdown

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAPLES, Italy — While businesses around the world are hunkering down for survival, the Italian mob is living a golden moment. Italy's various o...

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 ...

Roberto Saviano: Mafia Out To Make A Killing From Italy Quake

The Independent | Peter Popham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Roberto Saviano, the best-selling author of Gomorrah, says the flood of aid money pouring into the earthquake-hit Abruzzo region risks making the area...

Fox And Friends Uses Former Mobster To Liken Dems To Mafia

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the March 26 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Gretchen Carlson hosted Michael Franzese, the former caporegime of...

Hillary Clinton and the Drug Cartel Violence in Mexico

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aldo Civico

What the Mexican citizens need are positive encounters with the state. This is the meaning of promoting a Culture of Lawfulness.

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.

Mafia Wind Farm Operation Busted In Sicily

AP | ARIEL DAVID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ROME — Italian police on Tuesday arrested mobsters, businessmen and local politicians who allegedly used corrupt practices and bribes to gain co...

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...

Is It Possible Madoff and Feeder Funds Will Not Be Sued by Big Fish?

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Why would certain well-off clients and investors in the feeder funds (for example Switzerland's Union Bancaire Privee) not sue Madoff for his illegal ...

License to Steal: 50 Billion Con Rocks Wall Street

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

One financial analyst said that some of his investors assumed he was doing something illegal--perhaps insider trading--which is why they wanted him to manage their money.

Alleged Mafia Boss Hangs Himself In Sicily Jail

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — An alleged Mafia boss who was caught on wiretaps purportedly discussing Cosa Nostra's new hierarchy hanged himself in a Sicilian jail hou...

Don't Go to Italy: They'll Shoot You

Marta Mondelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marta Mondelli

Sicily is one of the most beautiful places I've been in the world: great landscape, incredibly rich history and art, fantastic food, and... mafia. We all know that.

Death Threats Against Italian Author

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jayne Lyn Stahl

This is not the first time we've seen a prominent journalist be slated for assassination, or assassinated.

Glenn Beck Is Now A Made Man

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matthew Filipowicz

Glenn Beck has served the Republicans well, and so now, he gets his own show on the network that respects "fair and balanced" reporting the same way the actual Mafia respects the "law".

FBI Wiseguy Reveals Secrets Behind Being Second Agent Ever To Become "Made Man" (VIDEO)

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Few institutions protect their secrets as passionately - and more violently - than the Mafia. Being accepted into the inner sanctum of the mob demands...

Mafia Bread "Poisoning" Naples As Organized Crime Expands Grip On City

The Guardian | Tom Kington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Not satisfied with control of the drug trade, building industry and rubbish collection in Naples, the local mafia is getting into the bakery trade and...

The Toxic Crime of the Century

Jackie Fuchs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jackie Fuchs

For months now, Campania has been suffocating under heaps of uncollected garbage shipped from economically sound northern Italian regions to the much poorer south.

Dozens Captured In Mob Raids in US, Italy

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — American and Italian authorities arrested dozens of people Thursday in a takedown of what they called a trans-Atlantic drug trafficki...