money & Connivance

In an accurate publication it emerges how too many times a certain “culture” contributes, knowingly or not, to the diffusion of mafia ideas.
Francesca Viscone deals with it, with essays by Renate Siebert and Vito Teti After the ambiguous murder of the vice-president of the Calabria Region, Francesco Fortugno, which took place in Locri during the holding of the primary elections of the Union, we returned to speak, with some concern, of ‘ndrangheta. An organization often underestimated in past years, considered an “archaic, primitive” second-level mafia “, inferior to the Campanian, Apulian and Sicilian sisters.
It is, on the other hand, much more dangerous since – being an organization with a predominantly family character – it is much less permeable to those phenomena of dissociation and “repentance” which have positively characterized the similar experiences of the other unfortunate regions of the Italian South. And also much more pernicious because of the general scarcity of the presence, in this region, of the structures of the state which, unfortunately, is often really and painfully in hiding. Already for a long time the specialists in the sector – criminologists, sociologists, historians – had sounded the alarm pointing out how in reality it had become very powerful even at an international level: the only one capable of dealing with drug trafficking with Colombian cartels.
But many faults – more or less conscious – are also those of the local (or presumed) intellectuality which, with various actions, makes the mafia presence “normal”.

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