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The Italians speaking out against the mafia in Sicily

Latest update : 2018-06-12

By Natalia MENDOZA , Charlotte DAVAN-WETTON , Danilo ARNONE , Lorenzo CASTELLI

Racketeering, extortion, so-called protection money: Italy's economy, and its southern regions in particular, are hit hard by organised crime. On the island of Sicily, the local mafia Cosa Nostra remains active, influential and dangerous. Yet some locals are determined to stand up to Cosa Nostra. Our correspondents report.

A programme prepared by Gaëlle Essoo and Patrick Lovett.