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Colombia Struck a Peace Deal With Guerrillas, but Many Return to Arms

Colombia Struck a Peace Deal With Guerrillas, but Many Return to Arms

Two members of the old FARC teaching a new FARC member how to use his assault rifle at a shooting camp.
Colombia Struck a Peace Deal With Guerrillas, but Many Return to Arms

Colombia Struck a Peace Deal With Guerrillas, but Many Return to Arms

Two members of the old FARC teaching a new FARC member how to use his assault rifle at a shooting camp.
The Urgent Question of Trump and Money Laundering

The Urgent Question of Trump and Money Laundering

President Trump with President Putin in Helsinki in July. Trump’s odd affinity for Russia continues to cause him trouble.
Profile: In ‘The Piranhas,’ the Chronicler of Italy’s Mobsters Tries His Hand at Fiction. For a Change?

Profile: In ‘The Piranhas,’ the Chronicler of Italy’s Mobsters Tries His Hand at Fiction. For a Change?

“They didn’t kill me,” says Roberto Saviano of Naples’ dominant crime group, “but they haven’t let me live.”
Bruce Ohr Fought Russian Organized Crime. Now He’s a Target of Trump.

Bruce Ohr Fought Russian Organized Crime. Now He’s a Target of Trump.

The longtime Justice Department official Bruce G. Ohr, center, has come under fire from President Trump and his allies.
Bruce Ohr Fought Russian Organized Crime. Now He’s a Target of Trump.

Bruce Ohr Fought Russian Organized Crime. Now He’s a Target of Trump.

The longtime Justice Department official Bruce G. Ohr, center, has come under fire from President Trump and his allies.
Echoes of Gunshots and ‘Goodfellas’ on a Quiet Bronx Street

Echoes of Gunshots and ‘Goodfellas’ on a Quiet Bronx Street

Vincent Asaro, a reputed captain in the Bonanno crime family, left court in 2015 with his lawyers after a jury found him not guilty of charges linked to the 1978 Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport,
How a Postal Inspector Brought the Mafia to Justice

How a Postal Inspector Brought the Mafia to Justice

The Black Hand or "Society of the Banana" terrorized new Italian immigrant communities in parts of the US by mail. The story of how a postal worker brought them down was almost lost forever.
White House Memo: With a Vocabulary From ‘Goodfellas,’ Trump Evokes His Native New York

White House Memo: With a Vocabulary From ‘Goodfellas,’ Trump Evokes His Native New York

As he faces mushrooming legal troubles, the president evokes a place replete with shady businessmen and mob-linked politicians, raffish types with unscrupulous methods and uncertain loyalties.
White House Memo: With a Vocabulary From ‘Goodfellas,’ Trump Evokes His Native New York

White House Memo: With a Vocabulary From ‘Goodfellas,’ Trump Evokes His Native New York

As he faces mushrooming legal troubles, the president evokes a place replete with shady businessmen and mob-linked politicians, raffish types with unscrupulous methods and uncertain loyalties.
Rita Borsellino, 73, Dies; a Murder Made Her an Anti-Mafia Crusader

Rita Borsellino, 73, Dies; a Murder Made Her an Anti-Mafia Crusader

Rita Borsellino in her pharmacy in Palermo. In the background is a photo of her brother Paolo Borsellino and Giovanni Falcone, prosecutors who were killed by the Mafia.
Herbert Sperling, Drug Kingpin Tied to French Connection Case, Dies at 79

Herbert Sperling, Drug Kingpin Tied to French Connection Case, Dies at 79

Herbert Sperling and his wife, Josephine, in the early 1970s. He was among the first defendants to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole after federal judges were empowered to impose that
A Year of Violence Sees Brazil’s Murder Rate Hit Record High

A Year of Violence Sees Brazil’s Murder Rate Hit Record High

The funeral of Vitor Gabriel, 3, at a cemetery in São João de Meriti in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2017. A stray bullet killed him while he was watching television at home.
Astrid Holleeder’s Crime Family

Astrid Holleeder’s Crime Family

Astrid Holleeder, the sister of a feared, internationally known criminal, describes what it was like to turn her brother in.
Op-Ed Columnist: The Don and His Badfellas

Op-Ed Columnist: The Don and His Badfellas

At a party, Robert De Niro was asked what he thought of a president who was doing a poor imitation of a mobster.
Inside the Trinitarios: How a Gang Feud Led to the Death of a Teenager

Inside the Trinitarios: How a Gang Feud Led to the Death of a Teenager

The video images of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz being dragged from a bodega and stabbed to death triggered an outpouring of support and a massive memorial near where the 15-year-old was attacked in the
Venezuela, the New Regional Crime Hub

Venezuela, the New Regional Crime Hub

President Nicolás Maduro with a military honor guard in Caracas, Venezuela.
Meet the Unconventional Mafia Boss Who Inspired 'Godfather' Don Corleone

Meet the Unconventional Mafia Boss Who Inspired 'Godfather' Don Corleone

Just like the movie legend, Frank Costello survived assassination and tried to steer his family toward respectability after a brutal past.
Nice Democracy You’ve Got There. Be a Shame If Something Happened to It.

Nice Democracy You’ve Got There. Be a Shame If Something Happened to It.

China's Communist Party is using thuggish proxies to disrupt Taiwan and Hong Kong.
His Father Took On the Mob. ‘They Will Try to Kill You,’ Bobby Kennedy Said.

His Father Took On the Mob. ‘They Will Try to Kill You,’ Bobby Kennedy Said.

Matthew J. Boylan, the senior reference librarian at the New York Public Library, fielded a call recently asking about an upcoming movie by Martin Scorsese that elicited memories of his father, a