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Italy: Citing Mafia Financial Troubles, Jailed Boss Says “Get A Real Job”
Italy’s economic crisis is hitting the Sicilian Mafia as well, say law enforcement officials in Palmero, Sicily.
Russia: CEO of ‘Russian Facebook’ Says He Was Ousted
Pavel Durov, the CEO of Russia’s most popular social media site Vkontake (VK), said on Monday that he was ousted by...
Mexico: Councilmen Describe Life of Fear Under Knights Templar
Councilmen from Michoacan have recounted life under a mayor who was in cahoots with Mexico's Knights Templar criminal...
Caribbean: Cocaine Trafficking Continues Rise Say US Officials
The proportion of drugs trafficked through the Caribbean has more than tripled in the space of five years, according to US...
India: Election Officials Seize Cash and Drugs Used To Buy Votes
Since March 5, Indian election officials have seized US$ 36 million, 2.7 million liters of alcohol, and 100 kilograms of heroin...
Former President Had Big Plans
By Kateryna Kapliuk, Slidstvo.info Would you like to stay in the Kyiv hotel of...
Ukraine: The "Family" Business of a Mezhygirya Contractor
By Maksym Opanasenko (Bureau of journalistic investigations “Svidomo”)...
Arkan, Bojović Associate Murdered
Rade Rakonjac, Arkan's murdered former bodyguard  By Stevan Dojčinović ,...
How Kurchenko's offshores worked
By Anna Babinets People who used to know young billionaire-in-exile Serhiy...
The Silent Looting of Russia
Dmitry Klyuev (left) and Andrei Pavlov (right) at an OSCE meeting in Monaco, in...
Hungarian Media Law Doomed
19 January 2011 By Tamás Bodoky The widely criticised new Hungarian...
Google is Not Your Friend
  The internet is a powerful tool in the service of investigative...

Italy: Citing Mafia Financial Troubles, Jailed Boss Says “Get A Real Job”

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 13:49
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Italy’s economic crisis is hitting the Sicilian Mafia as well, say law enforcement officials in Palmero, Sicily.

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Russia: CEO of ‘Russian Facebook’ Says He Was Ousted

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 13:33
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Pavel Durov, the CEO of Russia’s most popular social media site Vkontake (VK), said on Monday that he was ousted by shareholders.

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Mexico: Councilmen Describe Life of Fear Under Knights Templar

Monday, 21 April 2014 13:57
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Councilmen from Michoacan have recounted life under a mayor who was in cahoots with Mexico's Knights Templar criminal organization, exemplifying how corruption and criminal control of local politicians works in practice.

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Former President Had Big Plans

Friday, 18 April 2014 15:26
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timiryazevskaBy Kateryna Kapliuk, Slidstvo.info

Would you like to stay in the Kyiv hotel of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, built in a scenic park overlooking the Dnipro River?

After a hard day's work in the prestigious Yanukovych business center in Pechersk, you can use the services of the luxurious Yanukovych spa right next door to your hotel.

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Caribbean: Cocaine Trafficking Continues Rise Say US Officials

Friday, 18 April 2014 09:49
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The proportion of drugs trafficked through the Caribbean has more than tripled in the space of five years, according to US officials, adding weight to the persistent warnings that traffickers are seeking new routes as a result of security forces pressure in Central America and Mexico.

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India: Election Officials Seize Cash and Drugs Used To Buy Votes

Thursday, 17 April 2014 12:51
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Since March 5, Indian election officials have seized US$ 36 million, 2.7 million liters of alcohol, and 100 kilograms of heroin intended to buy votes for the ongoing 2014 election.

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Ukraine: The "Family" Business of a Mezhygirya Contractor

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:29
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yanukovychleaks-bedBy Maksym Opanasenko (Bureau of journalistic investigations “Svidomo”)

Former President Viktor Yanukovych's opulent residence only had one major contractor: a development company called AVK, with an intriguing history.

Its ownership was disguised behind a proxy. The company’s purpose and operations were as murky as the waters of the lake where the firm's company files were unceremoniously dumped when Yanukovych fled Ukraine.

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Montenegro: NGO Accuses a Dozen High-Level Officials of Corruption

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 17:26
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Yesterday, MANS, a non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on fighting corruption and organized crime in Montenegro, asked the Special Prosecutor for Organized Crime and Corruption to file charges against a dozen high-level Montenegrin officials and First Bank.

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Italy: 13 Mobsters Arrested for Dumping Industrial Waste

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 13:17
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On April 11, military police from Apulia, Italy arrested 13 people for illegally dumping 12,000 tons of industrial waste. One suspect escaped arrest. 

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Serbia: Turbo Folk Star “Ceca” Acquitted of Assault Charges

Friday, 11 April 2014 16:01
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On Wednesday, Belgrade courts acquitted popular Serbian turbo folk singer Svetlana “Ceca” Ražnatović and her sister’s husband, Predrag Ocokoljić, on charges that they threatened Aleksandar Olarević, the head of the Mladi Proleter football club, in 2007.

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Re:Baltica Completes Series on Latvian Health Care System
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Trafficking and Terrorism: How Organized Crime Thrives on Passport Fraud
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Venezuela: The Battle Against a Corrupt, Authoritarian State
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