Cosa Nostra in poche parole?

Cosa Nostra in poche parole?

Cosa Nostra in poche parole?

La mafia o cosa nostra è la più nota forma di criminalità organizzata di tipo mafioso presente in Italia, volendo intendere con questo termine e in senso stretto la criminalità organizzata siciliana.

Why is the Sicilian Mafia called Cosa Nostra?

  • Around the second half of the 20th century, the organization would turn international. The term mafia is generic, as it could refer to any criminal organization. This is why Sicilians have coined the term “Cosa Nostra” to represent the Sicilian Mafia here in Sicily and anywhere else this organization might be present around the world.

What is Cosa Nostra by John Dickie about?

  • John Dickie’s Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia tells the evolution and rise of the mafia in Italy and the United States, from its origins in the later part of the 19th century to the modern era. The relationship between the main Italian faction and its American counterpart is complex.

What does Cosa Nostra and La stessa mean?

  • Mafiosi introduce known members to each other as belonging to cosa nostra ("our thing") or la stessa cosa ("the same thing"), meaning "he is the same thing as you — a mafioso." The Sicilian Mafia has used other names to describe itself throughout its history, such as "The Honoured Society".

How did the Cosa Nostra become a force in Palermo?

  • Cosa Nostra became a force in Palermo, reverting to old avenues of profit as well as new ventures (contracts and construction). With their aid to politicians running for office, the Mafia was able to land money building neighborhoods and buildings within the major Italian cities.

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