Heaven and the Underworld Meet at a Catholic festival in the mountains of Calabria.
Festival of the Madonna di Polsi by Antonio Lemma
Twenty-five years after the mafia murdered a Italian priest who challenged their hold in Palermo, Pope Francis called on the city’s mafiosi to repent of their murderous ways.
Italian police announced on Saturday that they arrested one of the most wanted criminals, a Calabrian mafia boss, who was hiding from authorities for over three years after having been sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug trafficking.
Italian anti-mafia officers arrested on Tuesday over 30 suspected mobsters thanks to their wives who had decided their children deserve the chance to lead a crime-free life.
An Italian national with ties to Canadian chapters of the ‘Ndrangheta mafia has been found guilty of corruption and sentenced to 30 years in prison in Italy, The Toronto Star reported Wednesday.
Financial police in Rome said they arrested on Tuesday Gian Luca Apolloni, a purported top-level “fixer” named in the Panama Papers, as well as entrepreneur Roberto Lagana on charges of aggravated tax fraud.
More than 25,000 cultural and archaeological artifacts worth a total of € 40 million (US$46.7 million) were seized from 40 houses in Italy, Germany, UK, and Spain on Wednesday, Europol reported.
Italy plans to crack down on the production and sale of counterfeit shoes, bags, clothes and other items in and around the country’s beaches, which provide up to US$26 billion in annual turnover for organized criminal groups, The Local reported Monday.
A villa seized from a Camorra Mafia boss near Naples will be converted into a shelter for LGBT Italians and migrants fleeing violent discrimination, The Localreported Wednesday.
A judge sent the brother of a jailed mafia boss behind bars for six years for beating a reporter and his cameraman during a television interview, ANSA reported on Monday.
Italian police arrested 102 suspects on Monday after a 12-year investigation into mafia families that allegedly rule Puglia region on Italy’s southeast coast and are responsible for large-scale drug trafficking from the Balkans.
One day after the Pope visited a suburb of Rome to tell its inhabitants to speak up against the mafia, three people were arrested for running an extortion racket, ANSA and Repubblica reported Monday.
Italian authorities seizedover 20 million euros inassets from a group accused of managing an illegal online gambling business on behalf of the ‘Ndrangheta, police announced on Thursday.
Sicilian authorities that have been fighting the Cosa Nostra for decades are facing a new type of organized crime: a Nigerian sex and drug trafficking gang called Black Axe, NPR reported Wednesday.
An Italian supreme court ruled that the former mayor of Siderno can be considered a member of the Calabrian mafia and sentenced him to 12 years in prison for mafia association, Il Fatto Quotidiano reported Monday.
An Italian businessman who was exposed for his connections to the ‘Ndrangheta mafia and initially held for the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak will be extradited to Italy for drug trafficking, Il Fatto Quotidiano reported Friday.
Italian police announced on Thursday that they arrested 22 close associates of the boss of all bosses of the Sicilian mafia, who has been on the run since 1993 but still kept issuing orders on paper notes, or “pizzini,” some of which were hidden under a rock.
A South-Sicilian clan of the Cosa Nostra planned to use dynamite to kill journalist Paolo Borrometi, who has been investigating the mafia for years, ANSA reported Tuesday.
Italian police arrested on Friday one of the most well-known ‘Ndrangheta bosses in an isolated hut in a village in southern Calabria. Giuseppe Pelle has been wanted since 2016 when he received a 2.5-year prison sentence for attempted extortion and being associated to organized crime.
In the heart of Calabrian mafia country, a farmer cooperative was damaged for the fourth time in the past year, reported il Fatto Quotidiano on Wednesday. But the farmers say they will bow down to no one - not even the ‘Ndrangheta.
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