A businessman earned millions illegally dumping industrial and chemical waste around Naples. After threats from the Camorra, he quit. Many cancer cases in the Naples region are a result of his actions.
Salvatore "Toto" Riina, nicknamed "the Beast," was one of the most feared godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia. He had been serving 26 life sentences and is thought to have ordered more than 150 murders.
Police in Germany and Italy have arrested 37 people, including two members of the Italian Carabinieri, over suspected involvement in a Sicilian extortion ring. The mafia organization sold drugs, but also frozen fish.
In a Naples neighborhood dominated by mafia, young people who worked for the Camorra syndicate as kids teach the arts of circus, theater and parkour as an alternative to a life of crime. Sara Manisera reports from Barra.
The Catholic Church had to fend off accusations regarding ties to the Mafia for a long time, although many priests decried Mafia violence. Rossella Merlino talks to DW about organized crime and religion in Italy.
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