With the President of the Commission, Nicola Morra
The Palermo Convention is one of the most important multilateral treaties, along with the one on contrasting corruption and money laundering.
I was interested in bringing this antimafia commission to witness firsthand the FBI’s appreciation for the work done by Giovanni Falcone.
At the UN, meeting on counterterrorism and organized crime
The problem is that even though there are organs such as the FBI, which are very involved in monitoring the mafia, today the US looks more towards terrorism and migrant trafficking.
A visit in the UN to see the exhibition “The Art of Saving Art” organized by the Carabinieri Command for the protection of cultural heritage with the Permanent mission of Italy to the UN
Violence only manifests when it is considered strictly necessary. It’s a precise strategy that makes the phenomenon harder to identify.
The Mafia method goes against individual freedom, against the economy. It creates a monopoly and eliminates legal businesses.
During the interview
The sense of duty and of the state is fundamental, basic. Even in this field I had the chance to have masters like Falcone and Borsellino to refer to.
I ‘married into politics’ continuing to look for what we need to combat the criminal economy.
Pietro Grasso at the Italian Cultural Institute in 2009
The ‘Sardine’ phenomenon is spontaneous and positive, not political in this phase. When I say ‘not political’ I mean that it isn’t a party, a movement, but a need for the people to go out on the streets to keep someone else from taking it.
2013 - Pietro Grasso received by Consul General Natalia Quintavalle to greet New York Governor Mario Cuomo with his wife