Keyword: Cargese

The Corsican village gripped by fear of spiralling vendettas

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A tag in Cargèse in memory of Massimu Susini, shot dead in 2019. © HC A tag in Cargèse in memory of Massimu Susini, shot dead in 2019. © HC

The French Mediterranean island of Corsica, known as “the island of beauty” for its stunning scenery, coastlines and wildlife, is also known for its clans and underworld gangs, and a murder rate well above the average in mainland France. Hélène Constanty reports from the Corsican village of Cargèse, where a string of killings has raised fears of a spiralling blood feud, and where a local collective is standing up to organised crime.

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