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Letter From A Sixth Grade Student: How A New Generation Is Fighting Bullying And Mafia In Italy

Christina Pacella | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Christina Pacella

" I want mafia defeated " grade six student On July 13th 2013, during a speech at the United Nations, Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said: " O...

Teaching Mafia

Christina Pacella | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Christina Pacella

I began to feel a little nervous when I noticed his beady-eyed glare. I knew it was my turn: "So, Christina, did you read about Provenzano's son? What do you think about him teaching mafia?" Before I had the time to even attempt to think of an answer, one of our friends came out with: "So what's the problem? He has a right to work just like everyone else does."

Italian Photographer Pays Homage To 'Invincibles' In Series Dedicated To Truly Free Spirits

HuffPost Italy | Arianna Catania | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts

Letizia Battaglia, an important Sicilian photographer from Palermo, Italy, took a series of shots of legendary Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasoli...

Mafia - State Negotiation: Italy's Original Sin

Christina Pacella | Posted 01.23.2015 | 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.


Christina Pacella | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Christina Pacella

There is no doubt that the 32 people who lost their lives on the Costa Concordia need and deserve justice. But in a land where values and fundamental ...

Mafia and Bullying: A Common Mindset

Christina Pacella | Posted 09.19.2014 | Books
Christina Pacella

Mafia and bullying are not only linked by the issues that characterize them. They also share the solution we need to resolve these plagues. A solution that may appear obvious but that is falling short in Democratic nations around the globe.

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.