We should not pretend that Mafia-linked corruption is absent from Australian politics. Mandarin journalist David Donaldson reports.
A new book about the Italian mafia is a must-read for cops, pollies and anyone with an interest in true crime.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.