Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio by Misha Glenny

By Misha Glenny

His identify used to be Antonio, yet they'd name him Nem. From the notorious favela of Rocinha in Rio, he used to be a hardworking younger father compelled to make your mind up that will flip his international upside down.

Nemesis is the tale of a standard guy who grew to become the king of the biggest slum in Rio, the pinnacle of a drug cartel and maybe Brazil’s such a lot sought after felony. a guy who attempted to deliver welfare and justice to a playground of gang tradition and destitution, whereas each person round him drew weapons and partied. It’s an enthralling story of gold-hunters and evangelical pastors, bent police and rich-kid addicts, quixotic politicians and drug lords with maths levels.

Spanning rainforests and high-security prisons, filthy slums and glittering purchasing department stores, this can be additionally the tale of ways swap got here to Brazil. Of a country’s trip into the worldwide highlight, and the conflict for the gorgeous yet damned urban of Rio, because it struggles to wreck loose from a tangled internet of corruption, violence, medicinal drugs and poverty. With Nem at its centre, locked in a struggle for his country’s destiny.

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For 12 months in 2007. I. estimates 303,853 reported and unreported arrests for burglary occurred in 2007. Burglary is the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. Attempts are included. See important note at beginning of this chapter. **Not available. I. for 12 months in 2007. These rates based on population estimates for areas under the jurisdiction of those agencies reporting. I. 7 arrests per 100,000 population. See important note at beginning of this chapter. **Not available.

Estimates 433,945 reported and unreported arrests for aggravated assault occurred in 2007. Aggravated assault is an attack for the purpose of inflicting severe bodily injury. See important note at beginning of this chapter. **Not available. I. for 12 months in 2007. These rates based on population estimates for areas under the jurisdiction of those agencies reporting. I. 9 arrests per 100,000 population. See important note at beginning of this chapter. **Not available. I. for 12 months in 2007.

Attempts are included. Motor vehicle thefts are excluded. See important note at beginning of this chapter. **Not available. I. for 12 months in 2007. These rates based on population estimates for areas under the jurisdiction of those agencies reporting. I. 8 arrests per 100,000 population. See important note at beginning of this chapter. **Not available. I. for 12 months in 2007. I. estimates 118,231 reported and unreported arrests for motor vehicle theft occurred in 2007. Motor vehicle theft includes the theft or attempted theft of a self-propelled vehicle.

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