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PRISON OVERCROWDING IN ITALY

Italy has a serious problem with prison overcrowding. Data on suicides and other self-harming behaviours occurring in Italian prisons are worrying. Foreign inmates are a big percentage of prison population, even if often for trivial offences or awaiting trial. This inquiry shows the (terrific) sitaution in the prison of Canton Monbello (Lombardy).

MAFIA MONEY LAUNDERING IN NORTHERN ITALY

Italy’s Anti-Mafia Directorate has seized assets worth 20 million euros linked to Giovanni Puma, a Sicilan man connected with the Mafia. Investigations have shown the involvement of tens of societies operating both in Italy (the article focuses on a society in Padua) and abroad.

JULY 7 BOMBER’S WIDOW ‘ON THE RUN’ OVER LINKS WITH TERRORIST CELL

Alleged details of British citizens connected to al Shaabab being sought in Kenya. Original story named woman as Natalie Faye Webb, but this appears to have been a case of identity theft. Investigators now say she is the widow of one of the July 7th bombers. Lots of details in this piece.

GEORGIA: WAYS TO AVOID CYBER ATTACKS

The FINANCIAL — The computerization of Georgian society is resulting in an inevitable increase of cyber crime in the country. Specialists predict that there will be a growth of organized crime involved in cybercrime in the near future.

Cyber criminals can mislead consumers and carry out attacks via social networks. The most widespread methods are by creating false profiles of acquaintances and being added as a friend so as to get additional info, as well as sharing false, urgent information to mislead users and infect them with viruses.

MEXICO’S SECURITY INITIATIVES PASS THE ‘SYNTHESIS TEST

News of growing violence and murder in Mexico was callously thrust upon an open world audience of information curiosity back in 2005, when narcoterrorism raised its sinister head on the US border with Mexico.

In what was essentially to become a war against drug gangs and rivals, the death toll that includes Mexican governing officials, police and military, media professionals, and other innocents would incredibly rise to over 50,000 deaths by 2012.

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