Organized crime refers to transnational or national enterprises run by criminals engaging in illegal activity for profit.
These criminals' methods include extortion and money laundering. Examples of such criminal organizations or crime syndicates are the mafia, triads or yakuza. Here you can find a chronological compilation of DW content referring to organized crime.
Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists and media workers. Since January, nine journalists there were killed for doing their jobs. The entanglement of politics and organized crime run deep and make it hard for people to report on sensitive issues like corruption. Despite the current violence, there has been no improvement under president Lopez Obrador.
Leonardo Abel Sinopoli Azcoaga was one of four prisoners to escape the city-center prison in Uruguay while the security cameras were switched off. The Argentine was detained as he tried to cross the border into Brazil.
In the birthplace of the mafia, its tentacles have moved beyond drug dealing and white collar crime to taking control of Italy's farmland and its workers. Megan Williams travelled to one area south of Rome where a community of Sikh agricultural workers, long exploited and even enslaved by criminal groups, and an Italian activist, are fighting back.
The EU faces threats from Washington and Tehran - Istanbul to rerun mayoral vote – Poland says Germany owes billions in war reparations - Can drones change farming? – Prague honours a heroine of WWII - Migrant workers exploited by the Italian mafia – Libraries around the clock in Denmark – Pedestrians reclaim the streets of Edinbugh