The Godfather: Fiction and Reality

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It’s easy to forget the real danger posed by the Mafia when crime families are glamorized in films like The Godfather series. Mafias still have a stranglehold on many regions of Italy, and not just in the countryside either. There are transatlantic ties between Mafia families, sophisticated racketeering processes (including forcing funeral homes to pay for dead bodies), alongside the “horse’s head” threats; even the mayor of Rome fears for her life — to the point of living with a police escort. Read full article here

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