Antonio Nicaso presents his new book "When the 'ndrangheta discovered America". 1880 -1956
Once back in Calabria, it will be the «Americans» who impose the new criminal strategy (control of the territory and collusion with politics and institutions) on the organization, starting the process that, in a few decades, will make the 'ndrangheta one of the most powerful mafias and pervasive in the world. After a long research carried out on a vast amount of documents, mostly unpublished, Antonio Nicaso, Maria Barillà and Vittorio Amaddeo reconstruct the history of this criminal mutation of the 'ndrangheta on American soil.
A new TV movie about the Duisburg Massacre ! "Duisburg - Linea di sangue", directed by Enzo Monteleone, is scheduled for prime time on Rai1 on Wednesday 22 May. The film is the story of the evolution of the 'ndrangheta phenomenon and of the internal struggles for power regulated by bloody family feuds, feuds that can last for years, striking the victims always during the holidays, as tradition has it, so that the revenge will be unforgettable . But it is also the story of two policemen wishing for justice and social redemption who manage to flush out the criminals and cancel this bloodline, which like a red trail seems to mark a territory taken from the State.
Late yesterday evening, just before midnight, an ambush - with at least thirty shots fired - occurred at Nao di Ionadi, a town on the outskirts of Vibo Valentia. The target was Domenico Signoretta, 45 years old, considered by the investigators the armourer of the boss Pantaleone Mancuso, called "the Engineer", captured in Argentina in 2015 and since last June in an Italian prison after the declarations of his son Emanuele, a collaborator of justice. Domenico Signoretta, under house arrest, was in the courtyard of his home when at his address over thirty pistol and rifle shots were fired from which he miraculously emerged unscathed.
The repentant Rocco Marando retracted the previous depositions at the appeal trial, underway in Turin, for a 'ndrangheta feud with four murders dating back to 1997/98. The man was heard today in the courtroom. Crimes, according to investigators, were part of the rivalry between two families involved in drug trafficking. The defendants are five. Judged by the judges there is the ambush aimed at the first of June 1997 to Antonio and Antonino Stefanelli and to their driver Francesco Mancuso (the bodies were never found) and the next one, of 30 January 1998, to Roberto Romeo.