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  • In an expanded effort to counter the Mafia's extortionist activities in Sicily, a food fair goes on tour to major Italian cities. The outdoor stands, which will feature Sicilian specialty foods, are run by those businesses that have refused to pay a notorious illegal tax, the "pizzo". The organizers eventually hope to bring the gastronomic fair overseas.
  • Facts & Stories
    (February 08, 2008)
    At least 80 people have been arrested in a major crackdown on the Mafia carried out by Italian and American law enforcement agencies.

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