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Sicilian Cosa Nostra - Overview

SICILIAN COSA NOSTRA



Introduction written by Angelo Carmelo Gallitto



PROFILES:



Gianni Nicchi…

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Bernardo Provenzano



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2006 - Updated in 2013

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Bernardo Provenzano was born on January 31, 1933 in Corleone, Sicily. After the second World War Provenzano joined the Mafia Family of boss Michele Navarra and became an enforcer for Luciano Leggio in that Family. In a short time Provenzano and another young man named Toto Riina, who would later become known as one of the most vicious…

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The Slaughter at Slaughterhouse Square

By Thom L. Jones



It was bloodletting out of all proportion, even for the men who ran the Mafia in Sicily.



Eight men killed for eighteen horses.



The worst day of mass killing in its history since May 1947, when 11 people were shot dead and 33 wounded by Salvatore Giuliano’s bandit gang at Portella della Ginestra, near San Giuseppe Jato; an…

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La Primula Rossa: The Story of Luciano Leggio (Part 3)

Part One - Part Two - Part Three



By Thom L. Jones



Following Leggio’s acquittal in the second trial, although he was subject to…

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La Primula Rossa: The Story of Luciano Leggio (Part 2)

By Thom L. Jones



Part One - Part Two



Through 1958 tensions rose and it was becoming increasingly obvious that Doctor Navarra and Luciano Leggio were heading for a showdown. Navarra, despite being well educated and a man of the…

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La Primula Rossa: The story of Luciano Leggio (Part 1)



Part One



By Thom L. Jones



There is only one Mafia, neither old or young, neither good nor bad, there is only the Mafia that is a criminal association.

Cesare Terranova. Order of Indictment gainst Luciano Leggio+115 August 1965, Antimafia: Doc.,Vol 4, t. XVII, pp 506ff.



Antonino Calderone, the under… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Families and Reputed Current Bosses of the Palermo Province

By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted on December 29, 2011



The Mandamento within the Sicilian Cosa Nostra



Sicilian Cosa Nostra is organized crime at its most organized. The mafia families on the island all work together through so-called…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Puparo Presents: Cosa Nostra in Catania Province



Puparo has compiled the following text through thorough research. However, if you see an error, or would like to add something, Puparo welcomes the contribution.



Catania

Catania has the quarters San Cristoforo (area of Catania’s Fish Market), Puntina and San Cosimo. Catania has an international airport Fontanarossa (just outside the city and there drive busses between) and a… Continue

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Sicilian Cosa Nostra introduction

By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto



Mafia, a word evoking terror and mystery, an uncertain etymology but a grave reality. The origin of the Sicilian Mafia is unknown; it probably has been present for a long time and emerged in 1861 when Sicily joined up with Italy and general Garibaldi used it in order to drive the Bourbons out.



Previous kingdoms never fought it seriously, but they also never dealt with it in order to obtain favours and restrain farmer rebellions, its worrying presence… Continue

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Puparo's: Sicilian Cosa Nostra in Agrigento Province

By Puparo.

"I like to thank Carmelo and Felice"



Sicilian Cosa Nostra: Agrigento Province



Agrigento (old names Akragas and Girgenti) and province



In Agrigento's province there are also the cities Siculiana, Palma di Montechiaro, Porto Empedocle, Menfi, Sciacca, Canicatti, Raffadali, Racalmuto (here was Leonardo Sciascia born), Favara (had… Continue

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The Structure of Sicilian Cosa Nostra

By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted on November 29, 2009

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Cosa Nostra usually has a hierarchical and pyramidal structure. It is formed by groups, known as “families” or “cosche”, named after the village or neighbourhood where they are located. Every single “family” is formed by the associates or “avvicinati”, the soldiers or “picciotti” and by an administration composed by consigliere, underboss, and the… Continue

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Another Boss Of Bosses Falls From Grace

Salvatore Lo Piccolo Arrested





By David Amoruso

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Posted on November 25, 2007



On November 5, 2007 forty police men gathered around a Palermo house. They had information that the current boss of bosses of Cosa Nostra was inside. That man was Salvatore Lo Piccolo… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Gianni Nicchi



By David Amoruso

Posted on December 17, 2009

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Giovanni “Gianni” Nicchi is considered an example of the latest generation of Sicilian Mafiosi. Capable of violence, loyal, and very young. According to Italian authorities, Nicchi had become a leading Cosa Nostra member when he was only in his mid twenties.



It is a recurring theme: the son follows in… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Hitman: Giuseppe “Scarpuzzedda” Greco



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Giuseppe “Scarpuzzedda” Greco was born in Palermo in 1950. He joined the Ciaculli “family”, ran by the boss Michele “The Pope” Greco, not related to him. His father, nicknamed “Scarpa”, was a member of the Greco’s from Ciaculli, who fought against the Greco’s from Croceverde Giardini in 1940s before joining themselves in an unique “family”. At the end of the 1970s he started his escalation… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Matteo Messina Denaro

The New Star In Cosa Nostra: Matteo Messina Denaro







By Joris van der Aa (article was first published in Belgian monthly magazine "Ché")



Ever since the arrest of Salvatore "Toto" Riina the power within the leadership of Cosa Nostra (still the most powerful crime organization in the world) has been shifting. One ambitious and ruthless young man… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Leoluca Bagarella



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Leoluca Bagarella was born in Corleone in 1941. He is the brother-in-law of Salvatore Riina, the boss of bosses, who married his sister Antonina. He supported Luciano Leggio during the war against Navarra’s men in 1960s. His brother Calogero was murdered in 1969 during the Viale Lazio slaughter in Palermo;… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Giuseppe Calò



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Giuseppe Calò was born in Palermo in 1931. In 1954 he killed Pietro Scaletta in order to revenge his father and the same year he became a “man of honour” of Porta Nuova family; in 1962, when the old boss Carlo Brandaleone died, he replaced him as the family boss. At the beginning of 1970s he took part in the Provincial Commission as “capomandamento”. He supported Totò Riina during… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Salvatore Riina



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Salvatore Riina was born on November 16, 1930 in Corleone, Sicily. He was introduced into the Corleone “family” by his uncle Giacomo Riina, himself a “man of honour”, when the boss was the doctor Michele Navarra, nicknamed “Our Father”, powerful and respected by the entire village. After the second World War when the Fascist dictatorship finished, the Corleone family was almost decimated,… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Benedetto Santapaola



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Benedetto Santapaola was born in Catania; he was introduced into the largest “family” of the city by his cousin Francesco “Little Horse” Ferrera, at the beginning of 1960s, when the boss was Giuseppe Calderone. He grow up in San Cristoforo neighbourhood, where also lived his brothers Salvatore, Antonino, Natale and his numerous cousins, included the Ferrera’s, the Ercolano’s and the… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Calogero Vizzini



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Calogero Vizzini was born on July 24, 1877 in Villalba, in the Sicilian province of Caltanissetta. This edge of middle Sicily, known as “Vallone”, was a sour and poor area, where people lived off subsistence agriculture. The father of Calogero was a farmer, and his brothers Giovanni and Giuseppe were both priests, Giuseppe became the bishop of Muro Lucano.



Calogero, however, was… Continue

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