Cosa Nostra


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Cosa Nostra

the branch of the Mafia that operates in the USA.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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Once all-powerful on Sicily, the Cosa Nostra has been squeezed over the past two decades, with many bosses jailed, businesses sequestered and locals increasingly ready to defy it.
Italian police said that Mineo was elected as the new 'Godfather' of Cosa Nostra at a summit, held for the first time since 1993 after former chief Toto Riina died in jail in 2017.
Mafia expert Attilio Bolzoni said: "Riina will go down in history as the man who destroyed Cosa Nostra. He turned an invisible mafia visible, with thousands of murders." A group for victims added: "God have mercy on him, we won't."
The whisper is that Carmen "The Cheeseman" Dinunzio may be officially named as the new boss of the Cosa Nostra family after the death of Peter Limone recently.
After the generally grim chapters on the Cosa Nostra and 'Ndrangheta, the exploits of the Camorra women offer more liberation and twisted humor.
On his release he was recruited back into the Cosa Nostra by Sicilian godfather Bernardo Provenzano.
"The Little Wagons: The Traumatic Birth of Sicily's Cosa Nostra" is a fictional novel in which author Crozier Green deftly captures the turmoil of late nineteenth-century Sicily, when the reverse alchemy of greed and violence forever changed the emerging Cosa Nostra from benevolent organization dedicated to protecting the popular from foreign invasion and oppression, into corrupted Mafia that enriched its members through extortion, murder, and all manner of crime.
Last week The Times reported on an anti-corruption agent being ambushed by gun-wielding members of the Cosa Nostra. He had uncovered a scam whereby the Sicilian mafia were skimming PS400 million a year from the grazing rights.
ROMA (CyHAN)- Italian police have arrested six members of Sicily's notorious Cosa Nostra mafia on Friday, after uncovering a plot to assassinate Italy's Interior Minister Angelino Alfano.
He cut his teeth on Mediaset's provocative muckraking show "Le Iene" (The Hyenas) before creating MTV Italia's hit investigative format "II Testimone" (The Witness), in which he delves into eclectic topics such as Italian bodybuilding culture, love hotels in Tokyo and people whose parents were killed by La Cosa Nostra.
A member of the now dismantled Cartagena drug cartel, Molina Vega was a major smuggler of cocaine, who worked with Italian Mafia organizations such as the Ndrangheta from Calabria, the Camorra near Naples and Sicily's Cosa Nostra.