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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Disputed |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The 'Ndrangheta (Italian: 'ndràngheta, Italian pronunciation: [ˈndraŋɡeta])[p] is a Mafia-type criminal organization in Italy, centered in Calabria. Despite not being as famous abroad as the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, and having been considered more rural compared to the Neapolitan Camorra and the Apulian Sacra Corona Unita, the 'Ndrangheta became the most powerful crime syndicate of Italy in the late 1990s and early 2000s. While commonly tied together with the Sicilian Mafia, the 'Ndrangheta operates independently from the Sicilian Mafia, though there is contact between the two, due to the geographical proximity, and shared culture and language of Calabria and Sicily. A US diplomat estimated that the organization's drug trafficking, extortion and money laundering activities accounted for at least 3% of Italy's GDP.<ref name=cp130111>"US saw mafia-ridden Italian region as 'failed state,' according to WikiLeaks cable", The Canadian Press, 13 January 2011.</ref> Since the 1950s, the organization has spread towards northern Italy and worldwide. The 'Ndrangheta is currently the most powerful criminal organization in the world with an annual revenue that stands at around €53 billion (roughly or ).

'Ndrangheta sections
Intro   History    Characteristics    Structure    Activities    Outside Italy    In popular culture    See also   References  External links  

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