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2006-04-12 08:18:23

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - The arrest of the Mafia's top boss, Bernardo Provenzano, after 43 years on the run is not a mortal blow to the mob and may spark a bloody war of succession unless heirs-in-waiting keep the peace, investigators say. Provenzano, the undisputed mob chief who was arrested on Tuesday near the Sicilian town of Corleone, may have been the lodestar of the Mafia but every lodestar has a constellation. "We should not make the mistake of thinking that the...

2006-03-29 00:10:00

By Philip Pullella PALERMO, Sicily -- Years ago, when the Mafia wanted to influence elections in Sicily, it did not think twice about setting off a bomb or leaving a headless goat on a doorstep as a not-so-subtle message about whom to vote for. Now, as Italy approaches April's general election, the Sicilian Mafia has kept a low profile, a wait-and-see attitude aimed at not drawing attention to itself. "The Mafia is paying attention. It is watching," said Antonio Ingroia, a top anti-Mafia...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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