Italian Carabinieri Arrest 11 Alleged Cosa Nostra Members

Italian police detained 11 suspected members of a Sicilian mafia clan from the village of Torretta, near Palermo. The clan is historically tied to the Cosa Nostra and the New York mafia and the suspects are accused of infiltrating the Sicilian political and economic institutions, as well as being affiliated with organized crime in New York, according to Italian Carabinieri.

Lawyer of Brazilian President Sent Threatening Message to Journalist

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urged Brazilian officials and their representatives to refrain from harassing members of the press who cover them and rather encourage free reporting. The appeal came after President Jair Bolsonaro’s personal lawyer sent a lengthy and menacing message to a journalist reporting on alleged government corruption.