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  • Yes, insisted the "bravo," it was all made up, a "camorra" -- not a word of truth in it, and he had invented the whole thing in order to get a vacation from State prison and a free ride to New York.

    Courts and Criminals

  • "camorra" for many years, and he hated all blackmailers with a just and deadly hatred.

    The Heart of Rome

  • CHURCH: According to police, the camorra has been blamed for about 60 killings this year in Naples and its surrounding county.

    CNN Transcript Nov 1, 2009

  • LA REPUBLICA (via telephone): These kinds of killings are part of the camorra or mafia war.

    CNN Transcript Nov 1, 2009

  • ROSEMARY CHURCH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): An execution-style killing outside a store in Naples Italy by the camorra or local mafia.

    CNN Transcript Nov 1, 2009

  • It must be a crisis situation, so it is not possible to hear the right solutions like to increase recycling. to reduce packaging, to tackle the camorra.

    In Italy, a Billionaire Takes Out Trash - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Yes, the camorra bears much of the responsibility for this disaster, as well as the regional, provincial, and municipal comune governments.

    In Italy, a Billionaire Takes Out Trash - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • More than one historian has compared the lazzari in 1763–64 to the camorra—the Neapolitan mafia that would emerge in the nineteenth century.

    Delizia!

  • In recent years, 70 of the 92 communes in the area have had their governments dissolved because of camorra involvement.

    See Naples and Cry

  • When local authorities raised questions about dangerous waste, the camorra created a network of laboratories to issue phony documents declaring toxic waste to be harmless.

    See Naples and Cry

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  • "In an effort to stop the flow of immigration, some in the American press alleged that hundreds of Italian criminals had entered the United States as a result of Italy's careless system for issuing passports, suggesting that the criminals were leading mafiosi and members of the camorra. ... The immigrants, when speaking of criminals in their midst, used the word cammorista, a term also used to identify anything or anybody that was a burden to be endured. An outrageous, aggressive, egotistical, selfish person was a cammorista. So was a greedy landlord. A splitting headache was often described as having a 'cammoria in my head.'"
    —Jerre Mangione and Ben Morreale, La Storia: Five Centuries of the Italian American Experience (New York: HarperPerennial, 1992), 165

    December 17, 2009

  • me no Leica

    August 8, 2009

  • Makers of secret ice-cream.

    April 1, 2009

  • Neapolitan secret society

    February 7, 2007