Blog Posts - Calabria



THE MAFIA’S SECRET BUNKERS

Mafia historian John Dickie visits the tip of the toe of the Italian boot, otherwise known as Calabria, to tell the story of Italy’s most powerful crime network. Born out of prison gangs in the 1880s, the Calabrian mafia, or ’Ndrangheta, has alwa...
by Mafia Today on Apr 30, 2013

On burrowed time: Italy roots out mafia dons in secret bunkers

FOR the mafia boss Michele Zagaria, life on the run meant hiding in a “James Bond” den — an underground bunker concealed by a sliding wall in an anonymous house. Opposite his bed were three large plasma screens for monitoring the town he ruled.
by Mafia Today on Apr 21, 2013

On burrowed time: Italy roots out mafia dons in secret bunkers

FOR the mafia boss Michele Zagaria, life on the run meant hiding in a “James Bond” den — an underground bunker concealed by a sliding wall in an anonymous house. Opposite his bed were three large plasma screens for monitoring the town he ruled.
by Mafia Today on Apr 21, 2013

Major ‘Ndrangheta drug trafficker arrested in Italy

Santo Morabito captured following year-long man hunt (ANSA) – Africo, April 12 – After a year-long manhunt, police said Friday that they have arrested fugitive Santo Morabito, considered a leading figure in the Ndrangheta mafia’s in...
by Mafia Today on Apr 12, 2013

Major ‘Ndrangheta drug trafficker arrested in Italy

Santo Morabito captured following year-long man hunt (ANSA) – Africo, April 12 – After a year-long manhunt, police said Friday that they have arrested fugitive Santo Morabito, considered a leading figure in the Ndrangheta mafia’s in...
by Mafia Today on Apr 12, 2013

BAD OLD DAYS LIVE ON FOR WOMEN OF ITALY’S ‘NDRANGHETA CRIME NETWORK

In the southern Italian region of Calabria, the organized crime syndicate known as the ‘Ndrangheta is known for its cruelty and ever more central role in the international drug trade. But in his book Rebelling Sweethearts, journalist Lirio Abba...
by Mafia Today on Apr 11, 2013

BAD OLD DAYS LIVE ON FOR WOMEN OF ITALY’S ‘NDRANGHETA CRIME NETWORK

In the southern Italian region of Calabria, the organized crime syndicate known as the ‘Ndrangheta is known for its cruelty and ever more central role in the international drug trade. But in his book Rebelling Sweethearts, journalist Lirio Abba...
by Mafia Today on Apr 11, 2013

THE HONORED SOCIETY A Portrait of Italy’s Most Powerful Mafia.

THE HONORED SOCIETY A Portrait of Italy’s Most Powerful Mafia. By Petra Reski. Translated by Shaun Whiteside. Nation Books, paper, $16.99. The Mafia nowadays seems a cartoonish threat, the domain of Mario Puzo and neurotic dons. Reski, a German jou...
by Mafia Today on Mar 30, 2013

Italy: Police seize assets worth €1mln from Sicilian mafia boss

Catania, 18 March (AKI) Police on Monday impounded a million euros of real estate and other assets from jailed Sicilian mafia boss Graziano Nocita. The seizures were made by police in the eastern Sicilian port city of Catania. Investigators believe 4...
by Mafia Today on Mar 30, 2013

Police seize 150 million euros from ‘Ndrangheta link

Business believed to have criminal links (ANSA) – Rome, March 29 – Police in the southern region of Calabria began raids against the ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate on Friday, seizing property and bank accounts amounting to 150 million...
by Mafia Today on Mar 29, 2013

Tivù Sat raggiunge 1,8 mln di smart card attive

Tivù Sat, la piattaforma satellitare alternativa italiana, ha raggiunto il traguardo di un milione e ottocentomila smart card attive, pari ad oltre un milione e mezzo di famiglie, il 6% delle famiglie italiane. Le regioni che registrano livelli di p...
by Tv Digital Divide on Mar 5, 2013

Police make arrests, seize assets in ‘Ndrangheta operation

Businesses around Italy worth 30 million euros confiscated (ANSA) – Rome, January 24 – Italian anti-mafia police, tax police and military police units on Thursday carried out an extensive operation against the Calabria-based ‘Ndrang...
by Mafia Today on Jan 25, 2013

Duplice omicidio in Calabria, fermato un uomo

Un imprenditore di 40 anni, Giovanni Mezzatesta, e’ stato sottoposto a fermo dai carabinieri con l’accusa di essere l’autore del duplice omicidio di Francesco Iannazzo, di 29 anni, e Giovanni Vescio, di 36, uccisi ieri in un bar a D...
by Pier78 on Jan 20, 2013

Festa dels Tres Tombs Barcelona – a Parade for the Entire Family (Literally)

Festa dels Tres Tombs Barcelona, or “Cavalcada dels Tres Tombs de Sant Antoni a Barcelona” to use its full name, transforms Barcelona into parade central. It is also the main attraction of the ”Festa Mayor de Sant Antoni” fes...
by Barcelona Travel Guide on Jan 17, 2013

110 mafia convictions thrown out in Italy

MILAN, Italy, Jan. 10 (UPI) — The Italian Supreme Court threw out the convictions of 110 members of the ‘Ndrangheta mafia, sending all of those cases to the Court of Appeals. The convictions were thrown out on an unspecified technicality,...
by Mafia Today on Jan 11, 2013

Calabria vs. Rob Estell - Space (Club Mix)

A perfect way to end up a successful year with "Space (Club Mix)" the latest single by the talented Electro & House producer Calabria, in collaboration with Rob Estell. This is pure electronic energy for your ears, I...
by Electro WOW on Dec 31, 2012

Italy raids target mafia moves on wind, solar farms

ROME — Italian police on Friday arrested six people in an operation to combat the penetration of mafia families in the renewable energy sector in Sicily. Police said mafia bosses had obtained contracts to build photovoltaic and wind energy systems...
by Mafia Today on Dec 8, 2012

Italy raids target mafia moves on wind, solar farms

ROME — Italian police on Friday arrested six people in an operation to combat the penetration of mafia families in the renewable energy sector in Sicily. Police said mafia bosses had obtained contracts to build photovoltaic and wind energy systems...
by Mafia Today on Dec 8, 2012

Italian police arrests 15 ‘Ndrangheta members in Imperia

(AGI) – Rome, Dec. 3 – A vast police operation coordinated by the Anti-Mafia Investigation Department of Genoa together with officials from Imperia and Reggio Calabria has targeted Ndrangheta facilities in western Liguria, better known as...
by Mafia Today on Dec 3, 2012

Italian police arrests 15 ‘Ndrangheta members in Imperia

(AGI) – Rome, Dec. 3 – A vast police operation coordinated by the Anti-Mafia Investigation Department of Genoa together with officials from Imperia and Reggio Calabria has targeted Ndrangheta facilities in western Liguria, better known as...
by Mafia Today on Dec 3, 2012


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