Monday, June 4, 2018

2018 Archives

Roadmap to Hell: Sex, Drugs and Guns on the Mafia Coast 

"The book, built on interviews with many participants, is well-reported and consistently heartbreaking.... a useful work of advocacy, calling attention to a terrible traffic in human misery." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A profound, appalling portrait of a country overwhelmed by crime." --Tobias Jones, author The Dark Heart of Italy

"Barbie Latza Nadeau takes you on an exhilarating ride through Italy's dark underbelly ... a grimy world populated by Nigerian drug lords, Italian mafiosi, dirty cops and voodoo doctors. An incredibly thorough, alarming and highly readable piece of investigative journalism."
--Tina Brown, award-winning writer and editor

'The sex-trafficking of tens of thousands of Nigerian young women to Italy is a shamefully under-reported story that disgraces the authorities in both those countries. Barbie Latza Nadeau reveals the dirty truth with flair, forensic insight, and, above all, great empathy for the victims of this trade... Her tale of suffering and injustice in Italy is an uncomfortable but vital read.' - Barnaby Phillips, Former BBC correspondent in Nigeria

'A powerful exposé of organised crime along Italy’s picturesque Amalfi Coast. The Daily Beast’s Rome correspondent takes on gun runners, Nigerian gangs and willfully negligent police as she chronicles the forced criminality of sex-trafficked women and drug mules – and the efforts of nuns to rescue them. Unnerving stuff.' - Tatler

‘Darker than Helene Stapinski's Murder in Matera, this timely and troubling exposé should appeal to a similar audience willing to embrace an unromanticized view of Italian life.’ -Library Journal

"Barbie Latza Nadeau uncovers a web of criminal activity in Italy, involving thousands of refugees and migrants who are lured into the underworld and forced to become sex slaves, drug mules, or weapon smugglers."  - Publishers Weekly

  "Roadmap to Hell is a crusading piece of journalism that exposes the human face of Italy’s growing sex-slavery industry. This is a heart-wrenching volume that nevertheless manages to be clear-eyed about the nature of drug addiction, superstition, and illicit practices." -Forward Reviews

Guardian Long Read excerpts:
"Migrants Are More Profitable Than Drugs."

Lenny Letter:
Sex Trafficking And The Black Magic Ju Ju Curse  

The Daily Beast
Italy's Trump-Like New Government Blocks A Migrant Ship 
Italy's New Government Goes Full Trump 
Can Lessons From Vesuvius Help Hawaii?
The EuroZone's Soft Underbelly
Drinking Cocktails For A Good Cause

Italy Refuses To Let Migrant Ship Dock  

The Daily Beast
Love and Death and the Queen of Diamonds 
Steve Bannon Rushes To Support Italy's Collapsing F-You Coalition  
Love and Death and the Queen of Diamonds 
Travel: Stop Destroying Venice! 
Italy's New Leader: An Unknown Quantity of Dubious Credentials 
If God Loves LGBT People He Should Say So 
Travel: Crypts & Blood in Rome 
The Vatican Is The Real Winner of the Met Gala
Why Won't Pope Francis Quit His Sketchy No. 3? 

Italy Election Crisis: President Appoints IMF Official  
Italian President To Appoint Technocrat  
Political Unknown Appointed Italy's Prime Minister 

The Daily Beast
Lesbians Can't Be Real Moms Without Saying They've Had Straight Sex 
Speak of the Devil: Vatican Hosts An Exorcist Convention 
"Brain Sex With Hillary Clinton" 
Inside the Deadly War On Drugs in the Philippines
Harvey Weinstein's Italian Accusers Speak Out in New York 
Italy-Israel Artichoke War 
Mob Town Conspired To Gang Rape A Girl

The Daily Beast
Officials Warn Of Flood of Terrorists Across The Sea 
Danish Scientist Charged With Beheading Swedish Journalist Liked Snuff Films 
Murdered Malta Journalist Did Not Die in Vain 
Not Everyone Is Celebrating Five Years of Francis 
Sex, The Church, and Human Trafficking On The Mafia Coast 
How A Poisoned Russian Spy Could Cost Putin The World Cup 
Not Everyone Is Celebrating Five Years of Pope Francis 
Confessions of the Vatican's Favorite Male Escort 
Model Victim Shamed After Dark Web Kidnapping 
Steve Bannon's Roman Holiday 

Italy's Election Aftermath 
Rome's Sad Decline Sums Up Italy's Problems

The Daily Beast
Some Italians Protest As Fascists Make A Comeback 
Model Victim Shamed After Dark Web Kidnapping 
Berlusconi Takes A Cue from Trump, Bets on Bigotry 
Is Pope Francis Selling Out The Chinese Church? 
Right Wing Shooter Guns Down Migrants 
Italian Mob Peddling Pills to ISIS in Libya 
$1.25 For Italian Houses ... With A Catch  

Italians March Against Fascism 
Far Right Man Shoots Migrants

The Daily Beast
Italy's Crazy Election Promises 
A #MeToo Carmen Doesn't Die; Italy Riots 
Dead a Porter: Chinese Mafia 
A Very Creepy Sex Cult Greets The Pope 
Virgin Auctions: Big business for Some Adults but Brutal Slavery for Many Children 
Model May Have Been Killed Before She Plunged 20 Stories 
Creepy Sex Cult Greets Pope Francis in Chile and Peru
Police Take Out Wood Fired Pizza Oven Mafia 
Who Swiped The Mughals and Maharajas Gems? 

Jewels Stolen From Venice in Daytime Heist 

London Sunday Times Style Magazine
The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

2017 Archives

The Daily Beast
Do They Know It\s Christmas? Yes These Survivors Do  
An American Bitcoin Trader and The Mysterious Death of a Dutch Model 
The Rise of Women in Sicily's Mafia 
Rome's Dead Christmas Tree 
The Vatican's Face pf Evil is Dead 
Australia Blames Celibacy and Confession for Pedophile Priests 
Secrets Behind Malta Journalist's Murder 
Why Can't The Vatican Bank Stay Clean?
Arrests in Malta Journalist Murder 

Freedom Project: Solutions To End Human Trafficking  

The Daily Beast
Italian Boyfriend Suffocated After Threatening To Out His Partner With Revenge Porn 
The Resort Town Torn Apart By Mafia Wars 
The Pope's Most Dangerous Trip Ever 
The Boss of Bosses Dies. Will the Mafia Turn To US for Leadership? 
Italy's Ugly Deals To Stop and Sometimes Kill Migrants 
Italy's Trump Makes A Stunning Comeback 
Mother Teresa's Secret Billions and a Vatican Seminary Rampant With Sex Abuse 
Venice Bans Cruise Ships .. Sort Of 
Migrants Rescued Between Death and Hope

Italy Lays To Rest 26 Nigerian Girls and Women 
26 Nigerian Girls Found Dead In Mediterranean

Refugees Deeeply
"I Watched People's Faces Turn From Fear to Peace When They Drowned."  

The Daily Beast
Getting Away With Murder in Malta 
FBI Joins Hunt For Malta Journalist's Killers 
Berlusconi Mounts a Comeback While Italy Laughs at Weinstein Victims 
Sistine Chapel Goes Full Cirque Du Soleil 
Italy's Trouble With Terrorists 
Kim Wall, A Lone Reporter Decapitated and Dismembered 
Alleged Perv Priest Holed Up In Vatican Wanted in Two Countries

Scientific American
Will Italy's Supervolcano Blow Soon? 

The Daily Beast
Is the Pope Catholic Enough for Conservatives? 
Theresa May's Killjoy Grand Tour 
Enslaved By Her Dad: A Videogame Helped One Girl Escape 
No More Mussolini Wine. No More Hitler Cakes.  
Vatican Whisks Away Nother Pervert Priest  
They Accused Cops of Rape. Then the Smear Campaign Began
Steve Bannon's War Against Catholics
A Medical Mystery Stumps Everyone But Italy's Alt-Right  

The Daily Beast
Pope Says Migrants Are Welcome. Italy Proves They're Not.  
Natalee Holloway's Bones May Have Been Found 
Tell The Trolls: All Children Die Tragically 
Why Tom Hanks Loves Typewriters And You Should Too
Mysterious Headless Torso Belongs To Journalist  
Amanda Knox Says She Will Return To The Scene Of The Crime 
Sibling Rivalry Ends With Severed Legs In Roman Dumpster 
Second Man Arrested in British Model Kidnapping 
Libya Says It Will Shoot Refugee Rescue Boats On Sight 
Inside Black Death Group Hunting Models 
20-Year Old British Model Rescued From Deep Web Auction 
Italy Tells Charities To Stop Rescuing Migrants At Sea

Police: Model Kidnapped for Internet Auction 
20-Year-Old British Model Abducted for Sale

Scientific American
Giving Dead Migrants A Name 

The Daily Beast
The Mafia is Officially Worse Than Vesuvius 
Baby Jesus Would Be Ashamed Of Hospital That Bears His Name 
The Strange Case of the Prince of Montenegro 
Vatican Swiss guards Break Up Drug Fueled Gay Orgy 
Austria is Ready to Stop Migrants with Troops

The Daily Beast
Child Sex Abuse Charges Against Pope's Right Hand Man  
Catholic Bishop Says No To Gay Funerals 
Secret Exorcist Cult Made Deal With Devil 
Amanda Knox Shocks Again 
Summer Solstice Brings Out the Pagan In All of Us 
This Secret Exorcist Cult Made A Deal With The Devil 
Do Mafia Killers Deserve Hospice Mercy? 
The Rise and Fall of Europe's F*&k Off Parties 
Trump and the Tyrants of Rome 
Do Mafia Killers Deserve Hospice Mercy? 
Terrorist's Mom: "How did it come to this?"
Europe's Alt-Right Goes To Sea To Sink Migrants 
The Saint's Brain is Missing 

Mom of Terrorist: "There are no words." 

The Daily Beast
Naked Tourists are Ruining Italy 
Trump's Magical Misogyny Tour 
Italy is Giving Away Free Castles! 
A Vatican Survival Guide for the Gingrichs 
Vatican Looks for God in the Stars 
Is Madeleine McCann Still Alive 10 Years Later?

The Daily Beast
Pope Gives A Ted Talk And A Warning 
Trump Vs. the Volcano 
Rescuers in the Mediterranean Need Rescuing
Who Takes Custody of Little Gibraltar? 
Trump Just Discovered the Slaughter of Syria's Beautiful Babies? 

The Battle To Save Lives At Sea 

The Daily Beast
The Man Who Wants to Sink Refugee Rescue Boats 
Terror Plot to Kill Tourists in Venice 
Italy's Horrific Suitcase Murder Takes A Troubling Turn 
Human Price of Europe's Deadly Failure 
Italian TV: Asian Brides Want Your Man 
Pope Puts Exorcists on Speed Dial 
Pope Says Maybe to Married Priests 
Suicidally Stupid Selfies Are Killing Young People 
Bieber Creeper Lured Kids for Sex 
British Backpacker Held as Sex Hostage in Australia 
Where Pro-Choice Means No Choice 

The Daily Beast
Italy Paid for Gay Orgies Conspiracy in the Curia! 
The Boy Who Lived Twice 
Pope Does Penance for Pervert Priests 
ISIS Can Buy UK Passports On The Deep Web 
Someone Really Hates Pope Francis 
The Mob Couple Running Guns for ISIS 
Priest Visited Widows with Sex Toy Bag
Has Europe United Against Trump?

The Daily Beast
In Italy, Saving Syrian Children 
Europe's Uncommon Decency: Saving Lives Now, Sorting it Out Later 
Will A Celebrity Get The Vatican Ambassador Job? 
Heads Roll Over Vatican Condom Scandal 
Where Pope Francis Sees Hitler Rising Today 
The Avalanche Hotel's Miracle Puppies 
Heroic Tales from Avalanche Hotel 
Italy Hotel's Too True Earthquake Avalanche Horror Story 
Italy's Right Tears Itself Apart 
Saudi Music Video "Hwages"  
My Big Fat Greek Murder 

Avalanche Wipes Out Hotel 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2016 Archives

The Daily Beast
Hunting The Berlin Terrorist in Mafia Country 
The Pope's Christmas Dream 
How the Truck Terrorist Was Taken Down 
Berlin Attacker Hid in Plain Sight 
Happy Birthday Pope Francis! 
EU Links Charities To Human Traffickers 
Pope Francis Letter to Assad 
Italy's Muslims Who Celebrate Christmas 
Why Pope Francis Compares Fake News to Feces 
Rome Falls to Barbarian Hordes
Italy Heads for Chaos

Berlin Attacker Shot in Milan 
John Kerry Meets the Pope

The Daily Beast
They Forced Refugees to Drink Diesel  
Pope To Grant Right To Forgive Abortion 
The American Who Would Impeach Pope Francis If He Could 
The Mob is Pillaging Art from Italy's Earthquake Zone 
Trump is Not the Only Clown to Lead a Country 
Trump's Hate is Contagious 
Why Catholics Crucified Clinton
Why Porn and Pot Won Big in Trumpocalypse
Will an Earthquake Bring Down Rome?

CNN Tonight: Berlusconi and Trump   

The Daily Beast
Should Italy Prepare For The Big One? 
Are These Mobsters Hiding Van Goghs? 
Rome's Garbage Crisis Heats Up With Abandoned Fridges
The Priest Exposing Italy's Child Porn Addicts  
Italian Mob Trades Weapons for Looted Art from ISIS in Libya 
Olive Trees Trump Energy in Italy 
These Progressives Will Pick the Next Pope
Inside the Cica Cica Boom Strip Club That Brought Down a General 
Don't Look Away From 'Fire at Sea' 

CNN New Day: Italy Earthquake 
Fourth Earthquake in Three Months Rocks Italy 
Italy Earthquake October 30 
Italy Earthquake October 26 

The Daily Beast
Denmark's Right Wing Peddles Anti Immigrant Spray 
One Woman Against The Mafia 
Pope Francis: Thou Shalt Not Gossip 
Mayor Says No To Rome Olympics 
When Hell Burns
Europe Stops At Nothing To Hunt Terrorists in Refugee Camps 
The Baby Without A Country 
Benedict: I Had Doubts on Francis 
The Fake Doctors Who Raped Anorexics 
How Italians Live to be 100 
Mother Teresa: A Perfect Saint for Troubled Times 
How Many Babies Have To Die Like Alan Kurdi? 
Italy to Women: Hurry, Get Knocked Up

The Daily Beast 
How the Mafia Murdered This Town 
In Italy, the Endless Earthquake 
The Town is Gone 
Where's the Outrage Over Nun Beachwear? 
Murder in the Monestary  
Italy May Outlaw Veganism for Kids 
Italy Braces for Libya Blowback 
Thousands of Kids Are Stranded at Rome Airport or Disappearing  
Erdogan Heir Under Investigation in Italy 
Syrian Child Actor Killed 
Mafia Holding Rome Hostage - With Garbage

Building Collapses During Live
Earthquake Coverage 
Earthquake aftershocks 
Earthquake Aftermath 
Aftershocks hamper rescue workers  

The Daily Beast 
Catholic Bishop Wants to Ban Married Sex 
Study Abroad, Die Abroad 
Vatileaks Verdict Sends Monsignor to Jail 
Italy's Gruesome Migrant Organ Transplant Murders 
American Student Washes Uup in Rome's Tiber 
God Wants You To Drink Wine
Live from the Colosseum! Italy's Best Dinner of 2016
Retired Pope Dishes on Gay Lobby

Italy Train Crash Package 
Italy Deadly Train Crash 
Italy Migrant Vessel Bodies Recovered  

The Daily Beast 
Pope Francis's Mea Culpa On Gays 
After Brexit What Happens To the Survivors? 
The Beginning of the End of Europe 
Sick New Mafia Weapon: Burning Cats 
Women Priests Exist 
The Woman Who's Conquered Rome 
The Olympic Team With No Country 
Ageing Baader Meinhoff Terrorists FIngered in Supermarket Heists

The Daily Beast 
Burned To Death For Refusing Sex 
Is Google Cheating Taxes in Europe? 
Austria's Donald Trump Loses
Egypt Air Victims Did Not Die Alone 
Egypt Air Flight Vanishes  
Amanda Knox's Quest To Clear Her Name 
Did Grandma's Gynecologist Steal A Young Woman's Eggs? 
Who Stole Rolex Off Dying Tony Soprano? 
Transgender Mafia Don Murdered 
Chinese Gangs and Italian Mob Hook Up, So Do Chinese and Italian Cops 
Did Pope Francis Just Pave Way For Women Priests? 
ISIS Ring Busted in Refugee Camp

Scientific American 
700 Drowned Migrants To Be Recovered From Sunken Smuggler Ship 

The Mafia Isn't Like The Sopranos, It's Like ISIS

The Daily Beast 
Fake Nuns Try To Save Spanish Sex Priest 
Italy's Most Racist Politician Supports Trump 
The CIA Kidnapper Facing Jail in Italy 
The Vatican Just Put A Convicted Rapist Back in a Parish 
Could Legalizing Pot in Europe Help Stop ISIS? 
How to Raise a Ghost Ship 
Pope Francis Just Shamed Europe 
Yes, the Pope Did Meet Bernie Sanders 
Syrian Refugee: "I had it all and now its gone"
"Not Hot Water, No Toilets, No Information" Lesbos, Greece 
Vatican: Pope Didn't Invite Bernie Sanders 
Italy Wants Truth About Tortured Student--Recalls Ambassador 
Pope Francis Eases Up On Gays 
Hospital Funds Diverted To Cardinal's Villa 

Scientific American 
Puglia's Olive Trees Didn't Have To Die 

The Daily Beast
Aum Shinrikyo-Japan's Death Cult Is Hiding in Europe 
Is Italy Enabling ISIS Invasion?  
Terrorist Tied to Brussels Attack Hid in Italy 
Inside the Mafia - ISIS Connection 
Vatleaks Priest: My Secret Lover Threatened Me With The Mafia
Italy's Pregnant Politics 

The Daily Beast 
Vatleaks Priest: My Secret Lover Threatened Me With The Mafia 
Vatican's No. 3 Faces Sex Abuse Inquisition  
Italy Elected Its Trump -- It Was A Fiasco 
Did Someone Kill The Pope's Receptionist?  
How Popes Play Politics In The US 
What The Pope Really Said About Trump 
Did Pope Francis Just Sink Trump? 
Did John Paul II Have A Secret Lover? 
Vatican Refuses To Talk About Sex Abuse 
Mafia Orphan Rats Out His Gangster Godmothers 
Pope Francis's 1000 Year Orthodox Surprise 
Pope Francis, Best Actor?

The Daily Beast
Will The Refugee Crisis Doom Europe? 
Sanctions Gone, Iran Goes On European Shopping Spree 
Italy's Gay Rights Showdown 
Convicted Killer Rudy Guede: "Amanda Knox was there" 
Denmark Bounces Migrants From Nightclubs  
Ashley Olsen Didn't Ask to Be Killed.  
Is This Ashley's Accidental Sex Killer? 
Eat, Play, Die: An Eat Pray Love Story Ends in Tragedy 
How Haute is Your Hijab? 
Did Pope Benedict XVI's Brother Run A Sadistic Sex Camp for Choirboys? 
Rome is Knee-Deep in Bird Poop 

Large Crowd Rallies Against Same Sex Unions in Italy 
Italy Same Sex Union Debate 
Iran's President in Italy To Start European Tour 
Man Arrested in Ashley Olsen Murder 
Police Know Identity of Suspect in Ashley Olsen Murder 
American murdered in Italy 
CNN News: Murder of American Ashley Ann Olsen in Florence 
CNN New Day: Murder of American Ashley Ann Olsen in Florence