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Cosa Nostra (MAFIA)





Blaster
What many people call the Italian Mafia is actually called Cosa Nostra which translates to Our Thing. Mafia comes from the phrase Morte alla Francia Italia anela (Death to the French is Italy's Cry).

I'm a big fan of learning about Cosa Nostra. I have read several books on its rise. I also read about Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso and am currently reading about Sammy "The Bull" Gravano.

So Before I really get into anything I want to see what other people have to say about the topic. I'm pretty knowledgeable on the topic so feel free to ask any questions you might have.
deanhills
I don't know much about the Mafia, but I thought they were a dying breed since the Russians and Columbians have been moving in on their turf?
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Blaster
Cosa Nostra was really big back in the day. They controlled a lot of New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and even Hollywood. They still are seen though not as much. Cosa Nostra is also in a few famous movies. The godfather is probably the most recognizable. Others include Goodfellas, Casino, and Donnie Brasco
kaysch
Blaster wrote:
Cosa Nostra was really big back in the day. They controlled a lot of New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and even Hollywood. They still are seen though not as much. Cosa Nostra is also in a few famous movies. The godfather is probably the most recognizable. Others include Goodfellas, Casino, and Donnie Brasco


Unfortunately there is more Mafia around than we'd like, it's not just a cineastic genre. For example, friends of mine who owned an well-running Italian restaurant had to sell it because some mafiosi wanted it.
Unfortunately it's also not an Italian monopoly but many countries have their crime scene organised in one way or the other, sometimes even including the governments.
Oh, by the way: Recently there was quite a good TV documentary on Frank Sinatra and his relations to the mafia. Apparently their Hollywood branch helped him get back into business.
slimviking
deanhills wrote:
I don't know much about the Mafia, but I thought they were a dying breed since the Russians and Columbians have been moving in on their turf?
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Cosa Nostra have evolved and became more an regular business, investing the gains of crime.

All those new mafias, Russian, Colombians (and Mexican, and Salvadorean, and whatever) are much more ruthless and violent than the original italian mafia.

Just googling "mexican murder" you get a whole horror museum.
zaxacongrejo
the original italian mafia was founded to protect workers not to robe them with pitzo
them they move to the fish business after to the construction business and them the drug and prostitution business.
Pippo90
Are you also interested in the other branches of Italian Mafia? I.e., Camorra, 'Ndrangheta, Sacra Corona Unita?
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