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Portraits from Sicily

By Laura Mitchison  

IN PICTURES: the fight against mafia food

Aldo: Aldo Penna, owner of Il Mirto e La Rosa restaurant, one of the first businesses in Sicily that refused to pay protection money, known as pizzo, to the mob.

Alicia: Alicia Coppolino (pictured with her dog, Frida), project worker with Palmanana, an environmental cooperative with ties to the anti-mafia movement.

Eduardo: Eduardo Zaffuto, co-founder of Addiopizzo. Since 2004, Addiopizzo (“Goodbye Protection Money”) has helped Italian businesses to fight mafia extortion.

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