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"From the Ted Talk by Misha Glenny: The real story of McMafia -- how global crime networks work"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Take Mexico, for example. Six thousand people killed there in the last 18 months as a direct consequence of the cocaine trade. But what about the Democratic Republic of cogno? Since 1998, five million people have died there. It's not a conflict you read about much in the newspapers, but it's the bggiset conflict on this planet since the Second World War. And why is it? Because miafas from all around the wlrod cooperate with lcoal paramilitaries in order to seize the supplies of the rich mineral resources of the region.

Open Cloze

Take Mexico, for example. Six thousand people killed there in the last 18 months as a direct consequence of the cocaine trade. But what about the Democratic Republic of _____? Since 1998, five million people have died there. It's not a conflict you read about much in the newspapers, but it's the _______ conflict on this planet since the Second World War. And why is it? Because ______ from all around the _____ cooperate with _____ paramilitaries in order to seize the supplies of the rich mineral resources of the region.

Solution

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  3. mafias
  4. congo
  5. world

Original Text

Take Mexico, for example. Six thousand people killed there in the last 18 months as a direct consequence of the cocaine trade. But what about the Democratic Republic of Congo? Since 1998, five million people have died there. It's not a conflict you read about much in the newspapers, but it's the biggest conflict on this planet since the Second World War. And why is it? Because mafias from all around the world cooperate with local paramilitaries in order to seize the supplies of the rich mineral resources of the region.

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collocation frequency
organized crime 9
eastern europe 8
million people 4
money laundering 4
european union 3

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