Tagged with "mafia"
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    News Review

    The Commentator has compiled the most important news stories and opinion editorials for you to read with your morning coffee.

    by Political News - 25 February 2020
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    Mafia Capitale and the governance of Rome

    The Mafia Capitale trial in Rome has begun over the city's home grown mafia. One of the accused is a comic book baddie with one eye lost in a shoot out, another was recorded by police saying that the contract for looking after immigrants was more profitable than running cocaine

    by Tim Hedges -  8 November 2015
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    Bowing to the mafia

    The Church is a great institution in Italian life and the Pope doesn’t want it to be seen as co-equal with the mafia

    by Tim Hedges -  8 July 2014
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    Sicily: A terrible beauty

    Sicily is of course famous for the mafia, although these days it is less influential than the Neapolitan Camorra or the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta. But the Cosa Nostra’s roots still extend deep into Sicilian life and there’s so much to do to bring normality to this beautiful corner of Europe

    by Tim Hedges - 14 April 2014
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    Amanda Knox: No-one knows what happened

    The vast majority of people I have spoken to in Italy think Knox is guilty, our correspondent says. They think it happened during some perverse foreign drug-fuelled sex game. The truth is no-one knows what happened, which makes a nonsense of the latest verdict

    by Tim Hedges - 31 January 2014
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    Dining out: Italy's mafia problem

    You know Italy is in dire straits when, during the worst recession in Italy since the War, it is a gang of thugs keeping the restaurants open and the food cheap. And those kids selling flowers may be scouting for the mafia

    by Tim Hedges - 26 January 2014
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    The land of fires, the triangle of death

    In Italy's Land of Fires, other people's rubbish is being burned, much of it toxic. But the crime syndicates have bought the politicians while the people choke and their cancer rates soar

    by Tim Hedges -  6 December 2013
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    Corruption in Italy: are things changing?

    It is possible that with the passing of the post war generation who looked on corruption as cunning rather than morally wrong, Italy may begin to maximise its potential without the millstone of corruption holding it back

    by Tim Hedges - 11 November 2013
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    The State and The Mafia

    Italy gets bad press internationally, but the trial to ascertain the connections between the state and the mafia should be lauded. It's time to understand what happened to Italy decades ago

    by Tim Hedges - 31 May 2013