Summary: Stratfor looks at events in our southern partner, whose dynamics we ignore but might have a decisive effect on 21st century America. Trade, crime, immigration — Mexico is a central player in all of these, yet we pay more attention to events in Yemen. 3,359 more words
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The administration of Mayor Denis Coderre says the city will block development on a strip of land in western Pierrefonds that is co-owned by companies and individuals with links to the Mafia and that cuts through an eco-territory the city says it wants to conserve. 1,018 more words
Mafia-owned strip in Montreal's Pierrefonds lands raises questions of city's plans for eco-territory
MONTREAL — The city is preparing a plan that has been in the works for a decade to conserve a lush landscape in one of the last large undeveloped natural spaces on Montreal Island. 1,834 more words
Enemy or business partner?
Apparently, in Montreal’s underworld these aren’t mutually exclusive categories.
A group of individuals and companies with ownership stakes in a parcel of undeveloped land the city of Montreal tried to buy are linked to opposing factions in a recent Mafia war. 810 more words
In some countries it’s called tong, triad, mafia, la cosa nostra — in Japan it’s yakuza. Organized crime. As an institution, it is a part of the fabric of Japanese life. 442 more words
A Dollard des Ormeaux businessman who is alleged to have been the head of a large-scale cocaine trafficking ring recently busted by police is the owner of a West Island bar that was already in trouble before his arrest. 885 more words