Politics, economics, institutions > Nemesis: One man and the battle for Rio
Politics, economics, institutions Nemesis: One man and the battle for Rio
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His name was Antonio, but they would call him Nem. From the infamous favela of Rocinha in Rio, he was a hardworking young father forced to make a decision that would turn his world upside down. Nemesis is the story of an ordinary man who became the king of the largest slum in Rio, the head of a drug cartel and perhaps Brazil's most wanted criminal.
A man who tried to bring welfare and justice to a playground of gang culture and destitution, while everyone around him drew guns and partied. It's a captivating tale of gold-hunters and evangelical pastors, bent police and rich-kid addicts, quixotic politicians and drug lords with maths degrees. Spanning rainforests and high-security prisons, filthy slums and glittering shopping malls, this is also the story of how change came to Brazil.
Of a country's journey into the global spotlight, and the battle for the beautiful but damned city of Rio, as it struggles to break free from a tangled web of corruption, violence, drugs and poverty. With Nem at its centre, locked in a fight for his country's future.
|Series||Politics, economics, institutions||Title||Nemesis: One man and the battle for Rio|
|Publication Date||August 2015||Authors||Misha Glenny|
|Inspection Copy||No||Delivery||Out of stock - expected on 24/06/2019 if you order today|
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