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  • In a recent two-day conference at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, dozens of scholars from the U.S., Italy and elsewhere looked into the global mafia phenomenon from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The guest of honor was Italy’s former Interior Minister Vincenzo Scotti, whose book about the relationship between the Mafia and the State in Italy has just been translated into English.
  • The Las Vegas Mob Museum doesn’t know what to do with all those Italian American gangsters everyone loves to talk about so much.
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    Laura E. Ruberto(March 24, 2014)
    The Las Vegas Mob Museum doesn’t know what to do with all those Italian American gangsters everyone loves to talk about so much.
  • The publisher of an English-language Italian-American publication, for which I write a regular column, rejected the following article because it "doesn't promote a positive image of Italy." Because of past discrimination, American-born Italians have problems facing issues related to organized crime. To me it's similar to the Japanese refusing to face their war crimes –– the issue still lingers on. In my view, our community is so strong and well respected as to be able to face the good and the bad with confidence.