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The Multinational Mob: Case Study, Bavaria

Germany's Bavaria offers a snapshot of the global competition for the internatinal crime pie. There, criminal clans from Eastern Europe muscle in where Italian mobsters once reigned.

Kempten, Germany is not immune to organized crime.
Kempten, Germany is not immune to organized crime.
Rudolf Stumberger

KEMPTEN - A recent indictment by the Kempten District Attorney's office alleges that members of a Georgian gang were not just petty burglars, but rather foot soldiers in a bona fide criminal organization.

"Members of the organization made a living from institutionalized shoplifting of expensive everyday items, such as cigarettes, perfumes, alcohol, designer clothes and consumer electronics," read the indictment in this southern Germany city. So far, 18 people have been charged in an ongoing set of trials called "operation java."

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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