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The Italian Ndrangheta

The study of organised crime in Italy is really the study of four separate organisations.  They are as follows: The Sicilian Mafia The Neapolitan Camorra The Calabrian Ndrangheta The Apulian Sacra Corona Unita In this post we’re going to take … Continue reading

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Sicilian Mafia – Part Six

In the previous post we explained how by the middle of the 1960s, the first mafia war had led to a massive police crackdown resulting in the virtual dismantling of the Sicilian mafia.  The Sicilian Mafia Commission was dissolved, hundreds … Continue reading

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The Sicilian Mafia – Part Four

Some time ago we left the Sicilian mafia to check out some of the world’s other organised crime organisations but we’ll return to it for this post.  By 1930 the Sicilian mafia had effectively been destroyed by Mussolini and the … Continue reading

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The Sicilian Mafia – Part Three

In the last article we’d reached the turn of the 19th century and what was looking like the inexorable rise of the Sicilian mafia.  The various groups now had money, power and influence and could operate, if not with complete … Continue reading

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United States – Italian Mafia – Part One

A multitude of television programmes and movies have, over the years, introduced us to what Hollywood and various television companies regard as the U.S.-Italian mafia organisations.  These have of course been of various levels of quality and fact, perhaps the … Continue reading

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The Sicilian Mafia – Part Two

We finished the last article describing how Sicily had begun to be affected by mafia-style behaviour. The West of the island and Palermo in particular were beginning to experience types of illegal activities that we now associate with organised crime. … Continue reading

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