Mafia: Money and Politics in Sicily, 1950-1997
Antonio Salvo was a mafioso, but he did not traffic in narcotics, he did not run weapons, he did not kill anyone and he did not take part in the 'ordinary' mafia activities. Salvo was a business man, one of the wealthiest business men in Sicily. He took an interest in all important lines of business and had close political connections at the highest levels in Rome. He represented another, but not less important side of the mafia. He was a central part of the far-reaching network of economic and political interests that dominated Sicily through decades. This book analyses the economic and political activities of the mafia on the basis of the latest source material and explains how the mafia has succeeded in surviving, protecting, and flourishing in post-war Italy.
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background and terminology 77
Administrative economic and political background
Mafia building booms and the city of Palermo
The Mafias business dealings
activities administration Andreotti anti-Mafia commission Antonino Calderone areas Arlacchi arrested authorities Aversa Badalamenti Berlusconi borgate building permits Buscetta capo Cassina Catania Chiesa Christian Democrats Ciaculli city council cliental system coexistence collaboration Communists Corleonesi Cosa Nostra Costanzo Group Court of Cassation criminal drugs elections employment established faction Falcone firms Forza Italia Francesco Giovanni Giovanni Falcone Ignazio Salvo important influence interests Italian Italy judges judiciary land landowners large number leadership Mafia businesses Mafia clan Mafia-type mafiosi maxi trial Milazzo municipal murder omerta organisation Palermo parliament parliamentary party pentiti period Pio La Torre Pippo police politica e affari politicians preliminary investigation problem property speculation protection province regional relationship Relazione reports result Riina Rosario Spatola Salvo Lima Senato della Repubblica Sicil-casa Sicilian Sicily significance social sources Spatola Stefano Bontate Tommaso Buscetta Torre-Rognoni town council Tranfaglia Trapani undertakings Vassallo violence Vito Ciancimino votes