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Mafia President of Ukraine

Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich makes a statement during a news conference in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, March 11, 2014

Toppled ‘Mafia’ President Cost Ukraine Up to $100 Billion, Prosecutor Says.  (Reuters) – Ukraine’s chief prosecutor has accused Viktor Yanukovich of heading a mafia-style syndicate whose crimes cost the former Soviet republic up to $100 billion and said some of the stolen money was now being used to fund Russian-backed separatists. Ex-President Yanukovich fled to Russia […]

Raul Castro’s Daughter Says US ‘Cuban Mafia’ Holds Americans Hostage

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San Francisco –  During a presentation in California on transgender health care on Wednesday, Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro, called Cuban exiles “a Cuban Mafia” and accused them of controlling U.S.-Cuba policy. She said that Cuban-Americans who support economic and travel restrictions between the U.S. and her country “have no scruples” […]

Czech civic grouping calls for parliamentary probe of ‘mafia’ links

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A grouping of around 20 Czech civic organizations have called for the government to launch an investigation into the links between organized crime, so called political “godfathers,” and state institutions. The call from the group “Give us back the state” [Vrat’te nám stat], which is made up of 23 cultural and civic organizations, demanded a […]

Ann Romney Shows Steel, Political Cool

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The Republican presidential contest will garner some rare local attention in Connecticut this week. Presumptive nominee Mitt Romney will win a landslide victory over the other three candidates on Tuesday’s primary ballot,Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. Santorum has suspended his campaign, so he’ll avoid a humiliating defeat on Tuesday in his home state of Pennsylvania. Gingrich and Paul […]