The List: The World Most Powerful Crime Syndicates

The Sopranos, an acclaimed television drama about a fictional Italian-American mobster, is headed for its last season finale after six years of startling success. But what of the real-world mafias that control illicit trade and terrorize innocent victims from Moscow to Mexico City? This week’s Foreign Policy Magazine List shows that when it comes to powerful global crime networks, we can’t just “fuggedaboutit.”

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