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Heavily armed police launch bid to reclaim control of Rio de Janeiro favela
State governor says surprise operation against drug gangs and mafia groups is start of ‘transformational’ occupation

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

20, Jan, 2022 @12:14 AM

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Italian mafia fugitive arrested in Spain after Google Street View sighting
Convicted murderer Gioacchino Gammino tracked down in Galapagar, where he had lived undetected for 20 years

Angela Giuffrida

05, Jan, 2022 @6:05 PM

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‘She understood her power’: the death of mafia boss Pupetta Maresca
Naples authorities refuse a public send-off for the convicted murderer known as Lady Camorra

Clare Longrigg

31, Dec, 2021 @5:39 PM

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Assunta Maresca, first female boss in Camorra mafia, dies aged 86
Maresca, known as Pupetta, or ‘Little Doll’, found fame when she shot dead her husband’s killer in Naples at the age of 18

Angela Giuffrida in Rome and Clare Longrigg

30, Dec, 2021 @2:54 PM

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FBI searches for Jimmy Hoffa’s body in New Jersey landfill after deathbed tip
FBI confirms search for the Teamster boss, who disappeared in July 1975, had begun again after a 2020 death-bed tip from landfill worker

Edward Helmore

20, Nov, 2021 @4:08 PM

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‘My life in the mafia’s shadow’: Italy’s most hunted author, Roberto Saviano
Since 2006, the acclaimed writer has lived in fear for his life, following publication of his exposé on the criminal gangs. The Observer takes a trip back to Naples with him and his minders

Lorenzo Tondo

16, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Italy using anti-mafia laws to scapegoat migrant boat drivers, report finds
A decades-long policy of criminalising asylum seekers is filling prisons with innocent men, according to analysis by rights groups

Lorenzo Tondo

15, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The mafia killed Alessandra Clemente's mother. Now she wants to take them on as mayor of Naples
Alessandra Clemente’s plan to end the cycle of violence relies on winning over the mothers and wives of the Camorra mobsters

Lorenzo Tondo in Naples

02, Oct, 2021 @11:05 AM

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Vendetta: Netflix’s chilling mafia show is The Sopranos meets Tiger King
Fifteen years in the making, this is the true-crime tale of the tiny Sicilian TV station that took on the mob – and even when the death threats were constant, they stayed on air

Stuart Heritage

27, Sep, 2021 @1:22 PM

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Colombo crime family boss among a dozen arrested on racketeering charges
Charges relate to 20-year effort by family to ‘infiltrate and take control of a Queens-based labor union’, prosecutors say

Maya Yang

14, Sep, 2021 @9:23 PM

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Italy urged to close case of British man mistaken for mafia boss
Liverpool man was mistaken for fugitive Matteo Messina Denaro and arrested in a restaurant in The Hague

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

13, Sep, 2021 @1:55 PM

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Buried in concrete: how the mafia made a killing from the destruction of Italy’s south
The south of the country bears the scars of how bosses enriched their clans with illegal, brutalist buildings and gaudy, now decaying, villas

Roberto Saviano and Lorenzo Tondo

25, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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