In southern Italy, large areas are becoming increasingly depopulated. Corruption and mafia influence has brought the economy to a near standstill. Young people in particular are leaving the region.
Uruguayan police have arrested one of Italy's most wanted mafia bosses at a resort city in the South American nation. The "cocaine king of Milan" had been sought for attempting to import one metric ton of cocaine.
The Calabrian mafia has infiltrated one of the largest migrant centers in Italy and stolen millions in state funds, Italian authorities claim. The police arrested scores of suspects, including a Catholic priest.
Italian police have carried out major raids targeting the 'Ndrangheta and Cosa Nostra mafia. The 'Ndrangheta is Italy's most powerful mafia organization and is active in some 30 countries.
A fugitive Italian 'ndrangheta mafia boss charged with international drug trafficking has been arrested in Brazil. The 'ndrangheta is Italy's most powerful mafia and one of the world's top cocaine traffickers.
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