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Place that gives the shivers

Just outside Palermo you pass by one of the most horrific places historical wise in Sicily. The time when full blown mafia war between the clans and state was as at worst. But also the bravest when two people took the lead to fight these criminals, Falcone and Borsellino. Knowing they will pay for their work with their lives.

This monument by Capaci is the place where judge Falcone, his wife and body guards were killed by dynamite placed under the road 23rd of May 1992 by the Corleone mafia. Falcone worked to overthrow the power of the Sicilian Mafia building one of the most important legal cases in Italian history together with Bosellino, the Maxi Trial. The Maxi Trial was successful as 338 of 475 defendants were convicted, and 19 mafia bosses got life sentences including the most feared one Toto Riina, the Corleone boss.

This happening also lead to other legal changes. For the first time in Italy the privacy laws were changed and the guilty ones for this mass murder was found thanks to DNA in cigarettes left on the ground on significant spots for detonation. DNA connected to the Corleone clan members.

When you visit Sicily, avoid asking the locals about the Mafia and avoid being silly about the mafia. If you ave questions, ask a guide or us foreigners living here. It is a never healing wound here.

Do the Mafia still exist in Sicily? Most Sicilians says no, but yes, the Mafia exists. Not as brutal as those days, but it is a huge problem. Have I met the Mafia? Yes. You automatically do living here, but I as a foreigner do not have the same issues as a locals.

One example was my favorite restaurants by one of the offices I worked in. The owner was so kind and polite. We drank Prosecco and talked about life while waiting for my lunch to be ready. I borrowed him tools when they fixed things in their restaurant. I knew he had connections looking at all the allowances and licenses he got so easily from the municipality, while others had to work so hard to get anything done. He could create things a normal person never could. One day the restaurant was closed, the busiest month which was strange. I opened the newspaper and from many arrested faces I saw his face. Arrested for murder, extortion, drug- and weapon deals…the list was long. Do I have to be scared? No, I don’t have any business with them. Was just a neighbor ordering lunch. This is one side of Sicily!

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Strax utanf?r Palermo passerar du f?rbi en av de mest fruktansv?rda platserna historiskt p? Sicilien. Tiden d? fullbl?st maffiakrig mellan klanerna och staten var som v?rst. Men ocks? de modigaste n?r tv? personer tog ledningen f?r att bek?mpa dessa brottslingar, Falcone och Borsellino. Vetandes att de kommer att betala f?r sitt arbete med sina liv.

Detta monument vid Capaci ?r platsen d?r domaren Falcone, hans fru och livvakter d?dades av dynamit som placerats under v?gen den 23 maj 1992 av Corleone-mafifan. Falcone arbetade f?r att st?rta makten i sicilianska maffiaorganisationen som ledde till ett av de viktigaste r?ttsfallen i italiensk historia tillsammans med Bosellino, Maxi-r?tteg?ngen. Maxi-r?tteg?ngen lyckades eftersom 338 av 475 ?talade d?mdes och 19 maffiabossar fick livstidsdomar inklusive den mest fruktade Toto Riina, Corleone-bossen.

Detta ledde ocks? till andra juridiska f?r?ndringar. F?r f?rsta g?ngen i Italien ?ndrades lagarna om integritet och de skyldiga f?r detta massmord hittades tack vare DNA i cigaretter p? marken p? betydande platser f?r detoneringen. DNA anslutna till Corleone-klanmedlemmarna.

N?r du bes?ker Sicilien ska du undvika att fr?ga lokalbefolkningen om maffian och undvika att vara en idiot om maffian. Om du har fr?gor, fr?ga en guide eller oss utl?nningar som bor h?r. Det ?r ett aldrig l?kande s?r.

Finns Maffian fortfarande p? Sicilien? De flesta sicilianare s?ger nej, men ja, maffian existerar. Inte lika brutalt som de dagarna, men det ?r ett enormt problem. Har jag tr?ffat maffian? Ja. Bor du h?r ?r det per automatik, men jag som utl?nning har inte samma problem som lokalbefolkningen.

Ett exempel var ett av mina favoritrestauranger vid ett av de kontor jag arbetade p?. ?garen var s? sn?ll och artig. Vi drack Prosecco och pratade om livet medan vi v?ntade p? att min lunch skulle vara klar. Jag l?nade honom verktyg n?r de fixade saker p? sin restaurang. Jag visste att han hade f?rbindelser p.g.a. alla tillst?nd och licenser han s? enkelt fick fr?n kommunen, medan andra var tvungna att arbeta s? h?rt f?r att f? gjort n?got. Han kunde skapa saker som en normal person aldrig kunde. En dag var restaurangen som st?ngd, den livligaste m?naden som var konstigt. Jag ?ppnade tidningen och fr?n m?nga arresterade ansikten s?g jag hans ansikte. Arresterad f?r mord, utpressning, drog- och vapenhandel … listan var l?ng. M?ste jag vara r?dd? Nej, jag har inga aff?rer med dem. Var bara en granne som best?llde lunch. Detta ?r en sida av Sicilien!

The reason I don’t believe in Roberto Saviano – author of Gomorra

Roberto Saviano no one has missed as he is the author of the world famous Gomorrah book and TV-series based on his book. I have never believed in Saviano and the threats he claims he has from the Casalesi clans. I will explain why.

His book Gomorrah was published 2006, the era when the italian government was most successful against the mafia, ironically it was during the Berlusconi era. Berlusconi has been accused to have connections with the mafia, which never has been proved. After Berlusconi was put aside the mafia started to grow rapidly again. In recent years it has been revealed that the italian government is strongly linked to the mafia and has got its own name “Mafia e Capitale”, meaning “Mafia and the Capital”. Savianos work and success with the book came during the time mafia faced hard resistance from the government. Saviano needs police protection 24 hours due to this book he claims the mafia hates.?

Have you ever heard of Angelo Jannone?

Angelo Jannone was the commander of the police in Corleone, Sicily, 1989 to 1991. With Giovanni Falcone head investigator on the heritage of Tot? Riina and the accountant Pino Mandalari. Angelo managed to enter the Corleone clan and was then transferred for security reasons. He has been shot by sicilian mafia clans due to arrests and investigations and in Calabria he signed a bill which lead to the arrest of 187 mafia members from Cosa Nostra and local clans in Calabria. In Calabria there is the Ndrangheta clan, which is one of the most dangerous and powerful clans in the world. Jannone was transferred from Calabria after a informer releaved information a bomb was planned to kill Jannone.

Then he lead a three year investigation against italian IRS corruption and was again almost shot to death with a Kalasnikov by people he investigated. He was then transferred to Rome, left the police and was inserted in special investigation unit. During that time he managed to get infiltrated in criminal organisations in Italy and Colombian drug traffickers linked to Camorra clan allowing the seizure of 280 kilograms of cocaine and the arrest of over 43 people in Naples, Milan, Rome, Amsterdam and Venezuela. He drafted the first report on Economics, Crime and Finance in Italy.

I have met Angelo Jannone in Catania where he received one more honor award for peace work in the world. He travelled without bodyguards and police protection, recieveing the award in an open public place in Catania.

If a man like Angelo Jannone can travel and live in Italy with work positions in government and universities, do one really think a book writer like Roberto Saviano, that has not lead to any arrests or much disturbance at all, needs all this police protection? This is why I think Roberto Saviano is a media hoax. What he has created is just another fiction, but no true real work.

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Roberto Saviano ingen har missat, eftersom han ?r f?rfattare till den v?rldsber?mda Gomorra boken och tv-serien baserat p? hans bok. Jag har aldrig trott p? Saviano och de hot han p?st?r att han har fr?n Casalesi-klanen. Jag kommer att f?rklara varf?r.

Hans bok Gomorra publicerades 2006, den tid d? den italienska regeringen var mest framg?ngsrik mot maffian, var det ironiskt nog under Berlusconi-tiden. Berlusconi har anklagats att ha har kopplingar till maffian, n?got som aldrig har bevisats. Efter att Berlusconi avsatts b?rjade maffian v?xa snabbt igen. Under de senaste ?ren har det visat sig att den italienska regeringen ?r starkt knuten till maffian och har f?tt sitt eget namn “Mafia e Capitale”, vilket betyder “Maffian och huvudstaden”. Savianos arbete och framg?ng med boken kom under tiden d? maffian m?tte h?rd motst?nd fr?n regeringen. Saviano beh?ver polisskydd 24 timmar p? grund av den h?r boken han h?vdar att maffian hatar.

Har du n?gonsin h?rt talas om Angelo Jannone?

Angelo Jannone var polisens bef?lhavare i Corleone, Sicilien, 1989-1991. Med Giovanni Falcone huvudutredare p? arvet fr?n Toto Riina och revisorn Pino Mandalari. Angelo lyckades komma in i Corleone-klanen och flyttades sedan av s?kerhetssk?l. Han har skjutits av Sicilianska maffiklaner p? grund av gripanden och utredningar, och i Kalabrien undertecknade han en proposition som ledde till arresteringar av 187 mafia-medlemmar fr?n Cosa Nostra och lokala klaner i Kalabrien. I Calabria finns Ndrangheta-klanen, som ?r en av v?rldens farligaste och starkaste klaner. Jannone flyttades fr?n Kalabrien efter att en informat?r informerat att en bomb var planerad att d?da Jannone.

Sedan ledde han en tre?rig utredning mot italienska skatteverkets korruption och blev n?stan skjuten till d?ds av en Kalasnikov av personer som han unders?kte. Han flyttades sedan till Rom, l?mnade polisen och startade arbetet i s?rskild utredningsenhet. Under den tiden lyckades han bli infiltrerad i kriminella organisationer i Italien och colombianska narkotikahandlare med anknytning till Camorra-klanen som m?jliggjorde beslag p? 280 kilo kokain och gripandet av ?ver 43 personer i Napoli, Milano, Rom, Amsterdam och Venezuela. Han utarbetade den f?rsta rapporten om ekonomi, brottslighet och finans i Italien.

Jag har tr?ffat Angelo Jannone i Catania d?r han fick en hedersutm?rkelse f?r fredsarbete i v?rlden. Han reste utan livvakter och polisskydd, mottog utm?rkelsen p? en ?ppen allm?n plats i Catania.

Om en man som Angelo Jannone kan resa och bo i Italien med arbetsplatser i regeringen och universitet, tror man verkligen att en bokf?rfattare som Roberto Saviano, som inte har lett till n?gra arresteringar eller mycket st?rning alls, beh?ver allt detta polisskydd? Det ?r d?rf?r jag f?r bilden av att Roberto Saviano ?r en mediabluff. Det han skapat ?r bara en fiktion, men inget riktigt verkligt arbete.

And the fires continues in Sicily

We have had many fires in Sicily this year, more than last year and the fires are lit by locals; Messina, Ragusa, Taormina, Giardini-Naxos, San Vito Lo Capo and so on. So why do the locals want to burn their own land? Yes, it has to do with some typical local thinking “If I start some fires, I get more money in my paycheck”. You look only in to your own home and income, and do not care about other people getting effected by damages, healt issues caused by smoke, putting other peoples lives in danger, damaged properties, ruined businesses, burnt animals and so on. It is the mafia way of thinking.

Active in the tourist industry we follow these fires and the problems closely to see if our guests will be effected and if they need to be evacuated, like this hotel complex in Letojanni / Taormina that is one of the largest on the island had to be evacuated last friday. Reason is the same, locals started a fire just under the hotel. When fire fighters needs to have their contracts renewed, it is the same story we start fires to show the government that our jobs are needed, the locally famous forestale issue.

The fires starts normally the days it is very windy, like last friday the temperatures started to drop from over +40 ?C close to +30 ?C and late morning this fire was started. The wind was very strong and the fire grew very fast.

Italy is the country with most fires by far in the whole Europe and almost all of them are started by humans. Sicilians do not like very much to talk about the issue and say it is just few people doing this, but almost 50 people has been arrested this far and majority of the perpretrators are never found. This does effect also the tourism industry as guests choses other european destinations for their vacation because of these fires. I was personally shocked to see peoples reaction of anger learning to know that foreign media has written about these issues. Wouldn’t one be more worried about all the people who gets effected of these fires?

Last year many parts of Cefalu had to be evacuated because of one of the largest fires in Sicily in a long time, also this started by locals. The area had an immediate drop of a tourist and many local business suffered economically, many went bancrupt.

Article about 15 fire fighters arrested in Ragusa because they have started fires: Firefighters in Sicily accused of starting blazes for cash. For more information please use Google.

 

Do not be afraid to book your vacation here, Italy has the best crises team in the world, hotels are well prepared and foreign tourist offices are used to handle these issues very well. We have not been effected by any of these fires thanks to good preparation and observation.

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Vi har haft m?nga br?nder p? Sicilien i ?r, mer ?n f?rra ?ret och br?nderna startas av lokalbefolkningen; Messina, Ragusa, Taormina, Giardini-Naxos, San Vito Lo Capo och s? vidare. S? varf?r vill lokalbefolkningen br?nna deras egna land? Ja, det har att g?ra med ett typiskt lokalt t?nkande Om jag startar br?nder f?r jag mer pengar i min l?necheck. Du ser bara om ditt egen hem och inkomst, och inte bryr sig om att andra m?nniskor p?verkas av skador, orsakar h?lsoproblem p? grund av r?k, s?tter andra m?nniskors liv i fara, skadade fastigheter, f?rst?rda f?retagsverksamheter, br?nda djur och s? vidare. Det ?r mafia s?ttet att t?nka p?.

Som aktiv i turistindustrin f?ljer vi dessa br?nder och problemen n?ra f?r att se om v?ra g?ster kommer att p?verkas och om de ska evakueras, som detta hotelkomples i Letojanni / Taormina, som ?r en av de st?rsta p? ?n, var tvungen att evakueras i fredags. Anledningen ?r densamma, lokalbefolkningen startade en brand precis under hotellet. N?r brandm?nnen har behov av att f? sina kontrakt f?rnyade, ?r det samma sak, vi startar br?nder f?r att visa regeringen att v?ra jobb ?r n?dv?ndiga, det lokala ber?mda forestale problemet.

Br?nderna b?rjar normalt de dagar det ?r v?ldigt bl?sigt, liksom i fredags b?rjade temperaturerna sjunka fr?n ca +40 ? C till n?ra +30 ? C och sent p? morgonen startades elden. Vinden var mycket stark och elden v?xte v?ldigt snabbt.

Italien ?r landet med mest br?nder i Europa, och n?stan alla ?r startade av m?nniskor. Sicilianare gillar inte att prata om problemet och s?ger att det bara ?r f? personer som g?r det h?r, men n?stan 50 personer har arresterats s? l?ngt och majoriteten av mordbr?nnarna hittas aldrig. Detta p?verkar ocks? turistindustrin d? g?ster v?ljer andra europeiska destinationer f?r sin semester p? grund av dessa br?nder. Jag var personligen chockad ?ver att folkets reaktion p? ilska var n?r vissa fick veta att utl?ndska medier har skrivit om dessa br?nder. Vill man inte vara mer bekymrad ?ver alla m?nniskor som p?verkas av dessa br?nder?

F?rra ?ret evakuerades stora delar av Cefalu p? grund av en av de st?rsta br?nderna p? Sicilien under l?ng tid, ?ven denna startades av lokalbefolkningen. Omr?det hade en omedelbar dropp av turister och m?nga lokala f?retag drabbades ekonomiskt, vissa gick i konkurs.

Artikel om 15 brandm?n arresterade i Ragusa f?r att de har startat br?nder: Firefighters in Sicily accused of starting blazes for cash. F?r mer information anv?nd Google.

 

Var inte r?dd att boka din semester hit, Italien har det b?sta kristeamet i v?rlden, hotelln ?r v?l f?rberedda och utl?ndska turistbyr?er ?r van att hantera dessa problem mycket bra. Vi har inte p?verkats av dessa br?nder tack vare god f?rberedelse och observation.

Insurance – Perhaps most fraudulent system here

The italian insurance system is perhaps the most fraudulent system in this country. Every insurance is expensive because this is one of the sectors all parts try to get that extra dime. I always look for the cheapest option and only pay fro RCA, which means only the basics to cover damages for third part. You can get lucky with good insurances if you are all very good friend with the agent or who deals with issues.

My car got damaged by my neighbour last year. He tried to intimidate me with his temper and size that the accident was my fault. It clearly was his and I screamed back at him everywhere he raised his voice. The insurance company finally put the blame on him. With accidents you have to be very careful as you are not allowed to move the items before the police comes to document how the accident may have happened and it is their final that counts very much in the version to the insurance company. DO NEVER MOVE YOUR THINGS EVEN IF IT BLOCKS THE TRAFFIC! My neighbor moved his car. The police was very angry at his behaviour as he even tried to make me look like a fool infront of the police. There are very prejudices againts people from east Europe here and my neighbor did not know I was from Scandinavia. So when police took my documents they told the man “that this woman come from one of the best countries in the world. And look at our country and your behaviour. It is easy to knoe who to believe.” It is terrible this way they think, but this is the way it is here.

So then starts the insurance process. With all papers the company calls a controller and asks me to bring the car to a mechanic. Now it gets interesting. I calculated the damages to be maximum 500-600 euro. After ten days comes the controller from my insurance company and without my presence he and the mechanic calculates the damages to be 1200 euro. It was way too much. But in Italy it works often this way that perhaps the mechanic took 600 for work and 600 was given as black money to the controller from the insurance company. I was then sent a check of 1200 euro. I have to go to the postoffice to change it to money. Then go to the mechanic and give the cash for a receipt. This whole paperwork and get the car repaired took four weeks. It went faster than normal as I got also got a witness and many people back me up with their point of view. My neighbor had to move as so many were angry at him.

Never ever spend your money in advance. It is a very little chance you get them back. I recommend to just pay for the cheapest insurance and no extras. Please just take this as a recommendation, then of course you decide what to do.? It is also better to have insurances through your bank, as there you already have a personal connection.? Often you find the cheapest options online.

I got the recommendation to visit a doctor and ask the company for neck and back pains. Many do it here even if nothing happens. This way you can get your extra dime, 4000-7000 euro, for free. But then also the process takes much longer. I did not do it! Many thinks I am a fool.

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The money I am taking to mechanic? // Pengah?gen som ska till mekanikern

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Det italienska f?rs?kringssystemet ?r kanske den mest bedr?gliga systemet i det h?r landet. Varje f?rs?kring ?r dyr eftersom det ?r en av de sektorerna som alla parter f?rs?ker f? mj?lkat extra ?ren. Jag ser alltid efter det billigaste alternativet och betalar bara RCA, vilket inneb?r endast grunderna f?r att t?cka skador f?r tredje part. Du kan ha tur med bra f?rs?kringar om du ?r mycket god v?n med agenten eller den som sysslar med skadefr?gor.

Min bil blev skadad av min granne f?rra ?ret. Han f?rs?kte skr?mma mig med sitt hum?r och storlek att olyckan var mitt fel. Det var helt klart hans fel och jag skrek tillbaka p? honom ?verallt han h?jde r?sten. F?rs?kringsbolaget la slutligen skulden p? honom. Med olyckor m?ste man vara mycket f?rsiktig, det inte ?r till?tet att flytta objekten innan polisen kommer f?r att dokumentera hur en olycka kan ha skett och det ?r deras sista ord som r?knas mycket i versionen till f?rs?kringsbolaget.? FLYTTA ALDRIG DINA ?GODELAR ?VEN OM DET BLOCKERAR TRAFIKEN! Min granne flyttade sin bil. Polisen var mycket arg p? hans beteende n?r han f?rs?kte f? mig att se ut som en d?re framf?r polisen. Det finns mycket f?rdomar mot m?nniskor fr?n ?steuropa h?r och min granne visste inte att jag var fr?n Skandinavien. S? n?r polisen tog mina handlingar sa de till mannen “att denna kvinna kommer fr?n en av de b?sta l?nderna i v?rlden. Och titta p? v?rt land och ditt beteende. Det ?r l?tt att best?mma vem man ska tro.” Det ?r fruktansv?rt detta s?tt att t?nka, men det ?r s? det ?r.

Sen startar f?rs?kringsprocessen och med alla papper kallar f?retaget en skadereglerare som ber mig ta bilen till en mekaniker. Nu blir det intressant. Jag ber?knade skadorna vara maximalt 500-600 euro. Efter tio dagar kommer skaderegleraren fr?n mitt f?rs?kringsbolag och utan min n?rvaro ber?knar han och mekanikern att skadorna kostar 1200 ?. Det var alldeles f?r mycket. Men i Italien fungerar ofta p? detta s?tt att kanske mekanikern tog 600 f?r arbete och 600 gavs som svarta pengar till skaderegleraren fr?n f?rs?kringsbolagets check. Jag skickades sedan en check p? ? 1200. Jag m?ste g? till postkontoret f?r att l?sa ut den till pengar. G? sedan till mekanikern och ge pengar mot ett kvitto. Hela detta pappersarbete och f? bilen reparerad tog fyra veckor. Det gick fortare d? jag hade vittne, samt m?nga som st?dde min version. Min granne fick till slut flytta f?r s? m?nga var arg p? honom.

Aldrig n?gons spendera egna pengar i f?rv?g. Det ?r en mycket liten chans att du f?r dem tillbaka. Jag rekommenderar att bara betala f?r den billigaste f?rs?kringen och inget extra. V?nligen bara ta detta som en rekommendation, d? naturligtvis du best?mmer hur du ska g?ra. Det ?r ocks? b?ttre att ha f?rs?kringar via din bank, eftersom du redan har en personlig koppling. Ofta hittar du de billigaste alternativen p? n?tet.

Jag fick rekommendationen att bes?ka en l?kare och be f?retaget ers?ttning f?r nack- och ryggsm?rtor. M?nga g?r det h?r, ?ven om ingenting h?nder. P? s? s?tt kan du f? lite extra pengar, 4000-7000 euro, gratis. Men d? blir ocks? processen mycket mycket l?ngre. Jag gjorde inte det! M?nga tycker att jag ?r en idiot.

Sicily – Season is officially open

In Sicily the tourist season starts to open up. Beaches gets cleaned, more traffic on the streets, facades gets painted, summer lidos opens…it is like living in a new place when winter turns to summer. Sicily is perhaps the safest area to travel to, I may say that even from Naples and below is very safe in Europe now. And we have the super famous organisation ironically to thank for. Where those guys are, there are also police present. But mafia has better knowledge of who is coming and going than the system itself and they protect their interest carefully. A summer top by Recanati beach is saying “Health And Dick”, so I guess the season if officially open.

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P? Sicilien b?rjar turists?songen att ?ppna upp. Str?nder reng?rs, mer trafik p? gatorna, fasaderna blir m?lade, sommar lidon ?ppnas … det ?r som att leva i en ny plats n?r vintern v?nder till sommar. Sicilien ?r kanske det s?kraste omr?det att resa till, kan nog s?ga att ?ven fr?n Napoli och ned?t ?r mycket s?kert i Europa nu. Och vi har den superber?mda organisation ironiskt nog att tacka f?r detta. D?r dessa killar ?r, det finns ocks? poliser n?rvarande. Men maffian har b?ttre kunskap om vem som kommer och g?r ?n sj?lva systemet och de skyddar sina intresse noggrant. En sommar topp fr?n Recanati stranden s?ger “H?lsa och Snopp”, s? jag antar att s?songen officiellt ?r ?ppen.
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Savoca – the Godfather town

Savoca, one of the villages where Godfather was filmed. A very cosy village just 25 min north of Taormina. Here you find the famous bar, Bar Vitelli. Best time to visit is spring or autumn to avoid tourist crowds.

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Savoca, en av de byarna d?r Gudfadern spelats in. En otroligt mysig by bara 25 min norr om Taormina. H?r hittar du ocks? den k?nda baren, Bar Vitelli. B?st tid att bes?ka ?r v?r eller h?st f?r att undvika turistst?mmarna.
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Mafia and Anti-Mafia the same thing?

The ex-president of Sicily, Lombardo, got convicted to a jail sentence some time ago, and he is in jail. The reason is mafia affairs, economic frauds against the public administration. So, even if he got convicted of mafia affairs he is still getting 6000 ?/net monthly from the new Sicilian government that so hard and openly makes PR to be Anti-Mafia and fighting mafia. The president for Sicilia, Crocetta, has been in the EU anti-mafia organisation.
And they still pay 6000? to a convicted mafia man?

Source: TG5, news in the local radio

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Den f?re detta presidenten i Sicilien, Lombardo, blev d?md till ett f?ngelsestraff f?r en tid sedan, och han ?r i f?ngelse. Anledningen ?r maffiaaff?rer, ekonomiska bedr?gerier mot den offentliga f?rvaltningen. S? ?ven om han blev d?md f?r maffia angel?genheter f?r han fortfarande ut 6000 ?/netto per m?nad fr?n den nya sicilianska regeringen som s? h?rt och ?ppet g?r PR f?r att vara antimaffia och sl?ss emot maffian. Presidenten f?r Sicilien, Crocetta, har ocks? varit i EU: s antimaffiaorganisation.
Och de betalar fortfarande 6000 ? till en d?md maffia man?

During the trip to Sweden…

…the sicilian ex-president Lombardo got convicted to a jail sentence of 6 years and 8 months for his personal affairs, mafia affairs.

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Under resan till Sverige d?mdes den sicilianska ex-president Lombardo till ett f?ngelsestraff p? 6 ?r och 8 m?nader f?r hans personliga aff?rer, maffia aff?rer.

Ugliest Coast Line in Sicily

So I read in some foreign tourist guides where the coastline at the Sicilian west coast from Balestrate to Palermo was said to be the ugliest coastline in Sicily. Where the landscape was damaged by architecture that do no justice to the beautiful sicilian landscape. So we went to see the coastline and drove from Castellammare del Golfo to Palermo. Well, it was not so bad and not so nice either, many houses was remodeled and perhaps I am used to see these cement boxes. But when we started to get closer to Palermo these Riina Horrors (as I call them) starts to show up.

When mafia was strong in Sicily they also took the opportunity to use government money to build social projects all over Sicily and you can still see these cement boxes all over Sicily where people live. The mafia earned billions on Government approved projects to build houses with material that had bad quality. This was possible because the Italian Government claimed mafia to be just a myth. Many houses has been remodeled and painted so they look nicer. E.g. in Palermo the city has many time water shortage and it should not be the case because Sicily is a very water rich island. The issue is that these mafia horror social projects are built wrong and also damaged the water supply to Palermo.

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S? jag l?ste i n?gra utl?ndska turistguider d?r kustlinjen vid Siciliens v?stkust fr?n Balestrate till Palermo sades vara den fulaste kustlinjen p? Sicilien. D?r landskapet skadats av arkitektur som g?r ingen r?ttvisa ?t det vackra sicilianska landskapet. S? vi ?kte f?r att se kusten och k?rde fr?n Castellammare del Golfo till Palermo. Tja, det var inte s? d?ligt och inte s? bra heller, m?nga hus har byggts om och kanske jag ?r van att se dessa cementboxar. Men n?r vi b?rjade komma n?rmare Palermo b?rjade dessa Riina Mardr?mmar (som jag kallar dem) att dyka upp.

N?r maffian var stark p? Sicilien tog de ocks? tillf?llet i akt att anv?nda statliga pengar f?r att bygga sociala projekt ?ver hela Sicilien och man kan fortfarande se dessa cementl?dor ?ver hela Sicilien, d?r m?nniskor bor. Maffian tj?nade miljarder p? regeringens godk?nda projekt f?r att bygga hus med material som hade d?lig kvalitet. Detta var m?jligt eftersom den italienska regeringen h?vdade att maffian bara var en myt. M?nga hus har byggts om och m?lats s? att de ser trevligare. T.ex. i Palermo staden har de ofta vattenbrist och det b?r inte vara fallet eftersom Sicilien ?r en mycket vattenrik ?. Problemet ?r att dessa maffia skr?ck sociala projekt byggdes fel och ?ven skadat vattentillf?rseln till Palermo.

Region is changing the waste politics

After years of battles to liberate us from ATO and give back to the mayors waste management, which today can do even without the Srr (a private owned waste treatment company and expensive), where they are in some locations inold commissioners and managers, as if nothing would change’, says the President of the Sicilian Region, Crocetta. It is not only the disastrous management of the ATO, they have also produced millions in debts. We are studying a number of measures which would prevent even the Srr and I appeal to the mayors to begin to operate a serious process of savings and change, focusing on enhancing the leaders in internal control, and that to no additional expense, said the Presidentguaranteeing a new policy of waste for Citizens .

In many municipalities in Italy the local waste company gets paid even 500% over market price and the mayors says openly that this is just a shitty Pizzo. The waste treatment has always been the political mafia.

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Efter ?r av strider f?r att befria oss fr?n ATO och ge tillbaka till borgm?starna avfallshanteringen, vilket idag kan g?ras ?ven utan SRR (ett privat?gt avfallshanteringsf?retag och dyra), d?r p? vissa platser ?r de igamla kommission?rer och chefer, som om ingenting skulle f?r?ndras, s?ger presidenten Crocetta f?r regionen Sicilien. Det ?r inte bara den katastrofala hanteringen av ATO, de har ocks? producerat miljoner i skulder. Vi studerar ett antal ?tg?rder som skulle hindra SRR och jag v?djar till borgm?starna att b?rja driva en seri?s process f?r sparande och f?r?ndring, med fokus p? att st?rka ledarna i den interna kontrollen, samt till ingen extra kostnad, sade presidenten garanterandes en ny politik f?r avfall f?r medborgarna.

I m?nga kommuner i Italien f?r det lokala avfallsf?retaget betalt ?ven 500% ?ver marknadspriset och borgm?starna s?ger ?ppet att detta ?r bara en taskig Pizzo. Avfallshanteringen har alltid varit den politiska maffian.

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