‘ndrangheta, 45 arrests in Reggio Calabria, including a known criminologist: “She brought the detained bosses’ messages outside”

By ALESSIA CANDITO   An operation by the “Direzione distrettuale antimafia” (DDA, or “Direct Anti-Mafia Directorate”) conducted by the Carabinieri against two gangs from Rosarno (Reggio Calabria). There were several accusations, including international drugs trafficking: they found large consignments of cocaine from South America and hashish from Spain and Morocco, destined for the North Italian market. Read more about ‘ndrangheta, 45 arrests in Reggio Calabria, including a known criminologist: “She brought the detained bosses’ messages outside”[…]

AMLO and The Mexican Structural Problem

By Eduardo Salcedo-Albaran During the last decade, Mexico has reached unprecedented levels of violence, not only in quantitative numbers but also in qualitative terms. For instance, 2017 was the most violent year recorded in the past two decades, with more than 29,000 violent murders and followed by 27,000 recorded in 2011. Not only various quantitative Read more about AMLO and The Mexican Structural Problem[…]

DOES CRIME STILL PAY?

  By Europol Press Release From 2010 to 2014, 2.2% of the estimated proceeds of crime were provisionally seized or frozen, and 1.1% of the criminal profits were finally confiscated at EU level, according to a recent report penned by Europol’s Asset Recovery Unit, in cooperation with the Asset Recovery Offices of EU Member States. Read more about DOES CRIME STILL PAY?[…]

The frontier: violations of human rights and business of the mafia organizations

There is an imaginary, and yet very real line, an unhealed wound, a place of everybody and nobody, that everyone is, invisibly, a part of: it is the frontier that both separates and unites the Northern part of the world, that is democratic, liberal and civilized, and the Southern part, that is poor, haunted by Read more about The frontier: violations of human rights and business of the mafia organizations[…]