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Australian governments influenced by Mafia, corruption expert warns

Australian governments influenced by Mafia, corruption expert warns

We should not pretend that Mafia-linked corruption is absent from Australian politics. Mandarin journalist David Donaldson reports.

The bad old days: mafiosos and corrupt cops

The bad old days: mafiosos and corrupt cops

A new book about the Italian mafia is a must-read for cops, pollies and anyone with an interest in true crime.

Joe should put his hurt feelings to good use on donation laws

Joe should put his hurt feelings to good use on donation laws

What precisely do donors get when they buy access to a senior politician? Both sides like to play coy on that, fueling suspicion about political donations.

The Asian mafia with a stranglehold on the Solomon Islands

The Asian mafia with a stranglehold on the Solomon Islands

A criminal syndicate of illegal logging interests threatens the development of the Solomon Islands. While corrupt politicians thrive, ordinary people are left by the wayside, writes freelancer Catherine Wilson, who travelled to the region.

In Italy turning a blind eye has become an artform

In Italy turning a blind eye has become an artform

Italy's credit rating may be heading south and plenty of businesses are struggling to survive, but in a country where so much is hidden, there is often growth where you don’t see it, writes Jo McKenna, a Rome-based freelance journalist.

Letter from southern Italy: deaths raise new questions about power of mafia

Letter from southern Italy: deaths raise new questions about power of mafia

Cacciola was a police informant, a strong and courageous woman who took on the world's most powerful Mafia, and the took her own life, writes Josephine McKenna in Rome.

Meet the Taiwanese Mafia

Meet the Taiwanese Mafia

The Global Post takes a look at Taiwan's underbelly -- a world of organised crime where mobsters are just as involved in local politics and religion as drugs, gun-running and prostitution.

How immigants to Italy are enslaved by the mafia

How immigants to Italy are enslaved by the mafia

Impoverished African and Eastern European immigrants to Italy are being trapped into a mafia-controlled employment racket that sees them working 10-14-hour days for $3 an hour.

Inside the Italian Mafia

Inside the Italian Mafia

Roberto Saviano is the author of a best-selling book that exposes the inner workings of the most powerful, but least known Italian Mafia groups, Naples' Camorra. He takes Vice inside their vicious and violent world.

Inside Asia’s Dog Meat Mafia

Inside Asia’s Dog Meat Mafia

A look inside Asia's shady and highly-lucrative dog meat trade -- a multi-million-dollar black market operating from Thailand to Vietnam, feeding the region's increasing appetite for the taste of feral dog.