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The Camorra and the garbage racket in the ‘Land of Fires’

March 23, 2020

This is a condensed version of a longer case study, “Organized Crime and Environmental Issues in Naples, Italy,” that will appear in the forthcoming book Sustainable Planet (ABC-CLIO, February 2021) Naples, Italy’s fourth-largest city, is located in Campania, a region in southwest Italy with a population of about six million. From the 1980s through the present, Naples and the broader Campania region have been dealing with a major environmental issue, the illegal dumping and burning of toxic waste. Because of this activity, the region has seen major cancer clusters leading to numerous deaths of children and young adults, damage to the ...

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Roy DeMeo: No. 3 on list of Top 5 most notorious Mob hitmen

In this third installment in our series on the Top 5 most notorious Mob hitmen, we focus on a particularly…

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Abe ‘Kid Twist’ Reles: No. 2 on list of Top 5 most notorious Mob hitmen

In this second installment in our series on the Top 5 most notorious Mob hitmen, we move from the Chicago…

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‘Machine Gun’ Jack McGurn leads list of Top 5 most notorious Mob hitmen

Faced with more than 200 unsolved gangland murders in the Brooklyn area since the early 1930s, in 1940 the District…

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Two popular TV series will highlight Midwest mobsters this spring

The Kansas City Mob is being featured in two popular crime series that will be kicking off new seasons this…

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Last call before the Dry Decade

At 12:01 a.m. on January 17, 1920, “last call” parties wrapped up across the nation, as the United States officially…

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The violent saga of ‘Sally Bugs’

During a rainy Tuesday night in New York City’s Little Italy, two assassins in jackets approached their target from behind,…

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Dueling views of who killed Jimmy Hoffa

Three veteran journalists participating in a panel discussion at The Mob Museum on the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa challenged the…

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