Mafia boss Marco Di Lauro, pictured in a 2017 Europol brochure, was arrested in Naples, Italy. Photograph: Europol

An Italian mafia “super fugitive”, Marco Di Lauro, has been arrested in Naples after over 14 years on the run. Di Lauro (38) was arrested without a f(...)

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How the Mafia got to our food

Giuseppe Antoci had been warned more than once. “You will end with your throat cut,” read one note, composed entirely of individual letters clipped fr(...)

An Italian police officer takes in custody Michele Gucciardi, one of the 11 men suspected of helping number one Cosa Nostra fugitive Matteo Messina Denaro, in Palermo, Italy, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Photograph: Alessandro Fucarini/AP Photo

Fugitive Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro communicates with subordinates using written messages buried in soil or hidden under rocks on sheep farms, i(...)

A view of Palermo. “Cimarosa officially became the black sheep of the family last month when he publicly denounced Cosa Nostra. He did so, too, on a national stage, speaking in Palermo to the Sicilian ‘Leopolda’, a sort of Democratic Party brains trust”. Photograph: Getty Images

As reporters in Italy, we have all long since learned to understand the term, “Mafia victim”. Usually, we are talking about those brave local politici(...)