In 2013, a trial against politicians accused of having dealings with the Mafia began. After 4 years and 8 months, 210 hearings and countless documents, the proceedings are about to come to an end.
Why this story matters:
It is impossible to reconstruct the history of Italy without touching upon the history of the mafia. In our country, the relationship between organized crime and state has always been deeply intertwined, and this is what distinguishes Cosa Nostra — the Sicilian Mafia — from any other criminal organization.
We are about to see the conclusion of a trial that has raised many controversies.
In Italy, where public opinion is divided between those who consider contacts between politicians and mafia as “normal,” and those who think that the relationship between the mafia and the state has deeply polluted the history of our country.
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