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Italy's long road of corruption

Funding to improve country's most impoverished region, Calabria, has instead made its way into pockets of local mafia.
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2012 19:17

Over the last 15 years, the European Union has given one of Italy's most impoverished regions, Calabria, almost $2.5bn to improve its road infrastructure.

But critics say some of that funding made its way to the local mafia instead. As a result, all that is left to show for the money is an unfinished highway from Salerno to Reggio Calabria, that has taken more than 50 years to build.

Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Reggio Calabria.

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