Mafia

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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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‘No peace without justice’: families of Italy’s mafia victims wait for closure
Italy’s sluggish legal process under the spotlight as devastated relatives fight for cases to go to trial

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

12, Jul, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Italy’s collaborator law questioned after release of mafia’s most notorious killer
Magistrates and jurists agree that without the now controversial law Giovanni Brusca wouldn’t have spent a day in prison

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

11, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Anger as notorious Sicilian mafioso the ‘people-slayer’ is freed
Giovanni Brusca was arrested in 1996 and sentenced to life for more than 100 murders

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

01, Jun, 2021 @4:01 PM

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‘I’m still alive’: Gomorrah author hails court victory over mafia threats
Roberto Saviano says that a court has shown that the crime clans – whose threats forced him to live with a bodyguard – are not invincible

Ed Vulliamy

29, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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UK to come under scrutiny in Italy’s largest mafia trial in decades
Witnesses will be asked to respond to claims the ’Ndrangheta has laundered billions of euros in City of London

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo and Alessia Candito in Reggio Calabria

27, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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