More than a blood bath

Stille, Alexander; Robinson, Linda
August 1992
U.S. News & World Report;8/3/92, Vol. 113 Issue 5, p42
Reports that the assassination of anti-Mafia prosecutor Paolo Borsellino in Palermo, Sicily, last week--coming as it did barely two months after the murder of his close friend and colleague Giovanni Falcone--delivered a simple Mafia message: no matter who you send against us, we will kill them. The Mafia's instinct for self-preservation; Examples of murders committed by the Mafia; The problems of Italy's political system; More.


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