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Mexico Declares Victory Over Fuel Thieves. But Is It Lasting?

Mexico Declares Victory Over Fuel Thieves. But Is It Lasting?

Soldiers securing a fuel pipe in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. They have been deployed to help fight illegal taps on state oil and gas pipelines.
Brazil’s Murder Rate Finally Fell—and by a Lot

Brazil’s Murder Rate Finally Fell—and by a Lot

Bolsonaro will claim credit for the good news, but his policies may erase the country’s hard-won gains.
Once He Was the ‘Godfather of British Crime.’ Now He’s Just a Grandfather.

Once He Was the ‘Godfather of British Crime.’ Now He’s Just a Grandfather.

Freddie Foreman, a former gangster who was an enforcer for the Kray twins in the 1960s, at a residence for seniors in London this month.
Once He Was the ‘Godfather of British Crime.’ Now He’s Just a Grandfather.

Once He Was the ‘Godfather of British Crime.’ Now He’s Just a Grandfather.

Freddie Foreman, a former gangster who was an enforcer for the Kray twins in the 1960s, at a residence for seniors in London this month.
Trump Can’t Blame Mexico for U.S. Drug Problems

Trump Can’t Blame Mexico for U.S. Drug Problems

A man injecting heroin under a bridge in the Kensington section of Philadelphia last year.
Hacker From Russian Crime Group Jailed In Multi-Million Dollar Global Blackmail Conspiracy

Hacker From Russian Crime Group Jailed In Multi-Million Dollar Global Blackmail Conspiracy

A 24-year-old cyber criminal, who blackmailed computer users worldwide has been jailed for six years for his role with what U.K. investigators described as one of most sophisticated cyber crime groups
Mob-Related Conspiracy Theories Are a Window into America's Scam-Obsessed Soul

Mob-Related Conspiracy Theories Are a Window into America's Scam-Obsessed Soul

Anthony Comello—alleged shooter of Gambino boss Frank Cali—flashing what looked like a QAnon symbol in court was part of a larger obsession.
Serbia’s Protests Aren’t the Beginning of a Balkan Spring

Serbia’s Protests Aren’t the Beginning of a Balkan Spring

Demonstrations against Aleksandar Vucic’s authoritarian government won’t achieve anything until the opposition can present a coherent alternative.
The American Mafia Has Become an Unhinged Reality Show

The American Mafia Has Become an Unhinged Reality Show

The link between the killing of a Gambino mob boss and an apparently MAGA-loving QAnon suspect is part of a descent into postmodern chaos.
The Story of That Gambino Mob Boss's Killing Just Got a Lot Weirder

The Story of That Gambino Mob Boss's Killing Just Got a Lot Weirder

On Saturday, police in New Jersey arrested Anthony Comello, a 24-year-old who lives with his parents and might have had a thing for Frank Cali's niece.
The State of War

The State of War

The world is more peaceful than ever, except when it comes to state violence against citizens.
Anthony Comello: What We Know About the 24-Year-Old Accused of Killing a Gambino Mob Boss

Anthony Comello: What We Know About the 24-Year-Old Accused of Killing a Gambino Mob Boss

Frank Cali was shot and killed outside of his Staten Island home on March 14, 2019.
“We’ve got a gig Mafia now”: What a mob boss’s murder tells us

“We’ve got a gig Mafia now”: What a mob boss’s murder tells us

What looks like an old-school mob hit is bringing attention to the Mafia's new norms.
Gambino Mob Boss Killing: Staten Island Man Is Charged With Murder

Gambino Mob Boss Killing: Staten Island Man Is Charged With Murder

Francesco Cali, 53, was fatally shot outside his home on Staten Island on Wednesday night. On Saturday, the police took a Staten Island man into custody in connection with the killing.
A Gotti Was Released From Prison, Then the Gambino Boss Was Killed. Is There a Connection?

A Gotti Was Released From Prison, Then the Gambino Boss Was Killed. Is There a Connection?

Gene Gotti surrendering to the authorities in 1989. Mr. Gotti is the younger brother of John J. Gotti, the former boss of the Gambino crime family.
Everything We Know About the Gambino Mob Boss Who Just Got Whacked

Everything We Know About the Gambino Mob Boss Who Just Got Whacked

It's been decades since a mob leader was gunned down in New York City.
Frank Cali, the Slain Gambino Boss, Was a ‘Ghost’ Who Avoided the Limelight

Frank Cali, the Slain Gambino Boss, Was a ‘Ghost’ Who Avoided the Limelight

Francesco Cali, reputed leader of the Gambino crime family, in a mugshot taken in 2008 by the Italian police.
Slovak Businessman Charged With Ordering Murder of Journalist Jan Kuciak

Slovak Businessman Charged With Ordering Murder of Journalist Jan Kuciak

A rally in Bratislava, the Slovak capital, in March last year after the murder of the journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kusnirova.
Slovak Businessman Charged With Ordering Murder of Journalist Jan Kuciak

Slovak Businessman Charged With Ordering Murder of Journalist Jan Kuciak

A rally in Bratislava, the Slovak capital, in March last year after the murder of the journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kusnirova.