Dossier March 2016

Cyber crime. A new emergency for Africa

The spread of information technology on the African continent is opening up new avenues for economic and social development, but it is also creating new opportunities for criminal groups, taking advantage of these new tools for a wide range of offenses. A type of cyber crime practiced in Africa but also known in the West…

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The cyber-mafias. The ‘Fourth Age’ of organized crime.

Access to the Internet and to deep web has allowed and allows criminal groups to expand their own illegal activities. Mafia-type criminal organizations are increasingly and very ably exploiting cyber-space. A recent study by the John Grieve Centre for Policing and Security, London Metropolitan University, has defined the digital world as the ‘Fourth Age’ for…

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The cyber-mafias in Russia

All of the Internet technology, with its enormously vast high-tech resources, were rapidly and productively deployed by Russian criminal groups. The mafia organizations present in the former communist giant have unfortunately grown and are growing every year, pervasively penetrating the ganglion of Russian economy and society. The ‘traditional’ businesses have always been the black market…

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Mexico of the cyber-narcos cartels

Some Mexican drug cartels are now also referred to as ‘cyber-cartel narcos’ seeing that they possess personal resources and technologies that enable them to exploit the Internet and the ‘dark side’ of the web, deep web. The strategies and techniques of the recycling of money are crucial; both in the financial and technological spheres, specific…

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Widen the horizon of Empowered Women.

Concluding the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis in his homily said with a witty remark that the final document speaking of…

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Hare and the Hyena.

0ne day, a long time ago when there was a famine in a certain part of Africa, Hare met Hyena. “How thin you are looking,” said…

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Youth & Mission

Young Indios: “The world must listen to us”.

During the Synod for Amazonia, we heard stories of young Indios who struggle against environmental exploitation, in recognition of their own identity, and they want to…

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