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What You Need to Know About Prison Gang Mara Salvatrucha: MS-13

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MS-13 is one of the world’s most feared and violent criminal outfits and boasts 70,000 members around the globe, with its roots first being grown outside of LA back in the 1980’s. A gang that was founded by members from El Salvador, is still rapidly growing. The Gang was founded by Ernesto Miranda, aka “Smokey,”. Ernesto at the age of 38 was actually trying to turn his life around after he was deported back to…

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The Origins of La Cosa Nostra

Fernando Acosta Bernadet

Fernando Acosta Bernadet

Uruguay (1994).
International Relations BA by the Federal University of Pampa, Brazil.Author of the Bachelor’s Degree Thesis: The Securitization of the Organized Crime inside the American Foreign Policy in the decades of 1970-1980s: a study of case of La Cosa Nostra. Researcher about the Italian-American mob, international security and politics.
E-mail: acostabernadet@gmail.com
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It should be noted that the concept of the Mafia is sufficiently large and can be studied in a range of different areas, which are: . . . as a mirror of traditional society, with attention to political, economic or –  more often – sociocultural facts; as a company or type of criminal industry; as secret organization more or less centralized; as legal system parallel to the state, or as anti-State. The concept becomes more…


What Was The Lufthansa Heist?

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Hayley Dean

Hayley is a freelance Journalist who has an interested in writing about notorious Serial Killers to one time hit murderers. Many infamous criminals came into my pieces of writing, those actually ranging from Al Capone to someone very different such as Jeffrey Dahmer. I always wanted to write about criminal issues within the world, I have read numerous criminal books, these have motivated me into writing my own account of crimes.I consider myself to be able to write numerous articles ranging from Gangsters and Mobsters to someone that is an infamous serial killer.
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The Lufthansa Heist was one of the biggest cash thefts on American soil, it has been popularized in many a book and movie, the biggest being Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. Goodfellas was of course the movie where Robert De Niro portrayed Jimmy Burke, who, in the movie had his name changed to ‘James Conway’ (which was in-fact his birth name), and not forgetting the book written by one of the organizers himself ‘The Lufthansa Heist – By…


Carlo Gambino: Born On This Day in 1902

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On this day in 1902 one of the most notorious Mafia leaders was born in Palermo, Sicily. Carlo Gambino was one of the mobs most notable bosses and the largest crime family in the US still goes by the name of the Gambino Crime Family, the family that Carlo took over from Albert Anastasia after his assassination in 1957. Carlo was said to be a great family man, but even that couldn’t curb his enthusiasm…