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Italy: Sicilian Cosa Nostra's interests in "Green Economy" and its low-profile strategy
Cosa Nostra still has the feasibility and capacity to adapt to unfavorable circumstances, to reorganize itself to maintain a low profile and to infiltrate the economy through a “grey area” of white collars and entrepreneurs and a consolidated control of the territory.(...)
Central African Republic: The Seleka rebels take control of a country rich of mineral resources and foreign interests
The fragile peace agreement reached between the rebels of the Seleka coalition and President Francois Bozize totally collapsed in the past two weeks.[...]
Anti-money laundering operation proves links between Italian ‘Ndrangheta and IRA
On Tuesday Italian finance police (Guardia di Finanza) arrested 20 suspected affiliates to ‘Ndrangheta, the powerful Calabrian mafia, in an anti-Mafia police operation called “Metropolis(...)
Pakistan: The challenges posed by bomb attacks against Shiites
Pakistan has been facing a series of attacks against Shiites which threaten to spark sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shiites on the eve of the general elections (...)
Egypt: Two separate protests challenge president Morsi's leadership
Egyptian President Morsi is currently facing one of the worst challenges to his leadership since he has been elected last year (...)
La Cosa Nostra continuing presence in waste-disposal business industry in New York City
FBI considers the Italian Mafia, also known as La Cosa Nostra (LCN) in the United States, “the foremost organized criminal threat to American society”(...)
Usury: The Bank system of Camorra
The economic crisis and the consequent difficulty for entrepreneurs not having access to bank credit has been a precious asset for the various Italian mafias (...)


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