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Appeal denied: Former Montreal Mob henchman faces deportation

More than 20 years ago, longtime Laval resident Michele Torre made a trip to Toronto to pick up a sealed container on orders from one of the most powerful Mob bosses in Canada. 1,132 more words

Local News

Karachi’s new mayor might be working remotely — from prison

Waseem Akhtar, a former member of parliament in Pakistan, was elected mayor of Karachi on Wednesday (Aug. 24), while still behind bars.

A politician with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), a political party that has ruled the metropolis for decades, Akhtar was a shoo-in to win the council elections, given his party’s control of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, which elects the mayor. 551 more words

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: WHERE THE SNOW FALLS (Seasons of Betrayal, #2) BY LONDON MILLER & BETHANY-KRIS.

Synopsis

Blood always leaves the brightest stains where the snow falls.Fresh out of lockup, Kazimir Markovic is focused on two things only—having Violet Gallucci back at his side, and putting his father in the ground. 638 more words

Review

Philippine legalized lynching slammed by U.N.

The victims, slaughtered by the hundreds, are suspected drug dealers, and journalists have also been warned they may become the next targets of President Rodrigo Duterte, who took office 30 June. 1,485 more words

Politics

Mobbed-up Donald’s grandfather was a pimp

Yep, ol’ Friedrich Drumpf, the man who changed the name to the more palatable Trump, was a German draft dodger who fled to the U.S. 514 more words

Politics

Mafia and Prostitution in Calabria, C.1880−C.1940

Dickie, John. “Mafia and Prostitution in Calabria, c.1880−c.1940.” Past & Present, July 22, 2016, gtw012. doi:10.1093/pastj/gtw012.

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Introduction: A ‘dirty business’

The rules operative in the two major oath-bound criminal brotherhoods or mafias in Italy today, Cosa Nostra (Sicily) and the ’ndrangheta (Calabria), are notoriously flexible. 366 more words

Academic