The Ten Commandments of the Sicilian Mafia

Last week, Salvatore La Piccolo, boss of the Mafia, was arrested in Italy where he was meeting with his son and two associates.  Among the items found was a list stating what the police are describing as a “The Ten Commandments”of being a good mobster. Here is the list courtesy of the BBC. 1.  No-one… Continue reading The Ten Commandments of the Sicilian Mafia

Illegal Adoptions in Guatemala

Voice of America News has an article highlighting the black market trade in adoptions that is currently taking place in Guatemala. Every year, thousands of people from the United States visit the Central American nation of Guatemala, not just for tourism, but to adopt babies. Last year, more than 4,000 Guatemalan children were adopted by… Continue reading Illegal Adoptions in Guatemala

Human Smuggling to Europe

More than 50,000 people from Africa reached the southern shores of Europe in 2006. Those that paid a human smuggler to guide them into Europe paid the smugglers between $2,000 to$5,000, depending on the origins of the person.