Nemesis One Man and the Battle For Rio An explosive vision of contemporary Brazil s underbelly by one of our greatest investigative reporters This is a book about a man known as Nem about Rocinha the slum or favela he grew up in and came

  • Title: Nemesis: One Man and the Battle For Rio
  • Author: Misha Glenny
  • ISBN: 9781770893856
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An explosive vision of contemporary Brazil s underbelly by one of our greatest investigative reporters.This is a book about a man known as Nem about Rocinha, the slum or favela he grew up in and came to run as a private fiefdom about Rio, the beautiful but damned city that Rocinha exists in and about the battle for Brazil Nemesis pans in and out from the arc of Nem sAn explosive vision of contemporary Brazil s underbelly by one of our greatest investigative reporters.This is a book about a man known as Nem about Rocinha, the slum or favela he grew up in and came to run as a private fiefdom about Rio, the beautiful but damned city that Rocinha exists in and about the battle for Brazil Nemesis pans in and out from the arc of Nem s individual, astonishing trajectory to the wider story of the country that he exists in.It s about drugs and gangs and violence and poverty It s about a man who made a terribly dangerous and life altering decision for the best and most understandable of reasons And it s about the wider forces at work in a country that is in the world s spotlight as never before and is set to stay there Those forces include the evangelical church, bent police and straight police, drug lords, farmers, TV magnates, crusading politicians, and corrupt politicians.And what they are engaged in is nothing less than the battle for Brazil s soul.

    NEMESIS Greek Goddess of Retribution Indignation Nemesis was the ancient Greek goddess of indignation against, and retribution for, evil deeds and undeserved good fortune She was a personification of the resentment aroused in men by those who commited crimes with apparent impunity, or who had inordinate good fortune Nemesis was depicted as a winged goddess Her attributes were apple branch, rein, lash, sword, or balance. Nemesis Nemesis has been described as the daughter of Oceanus or Zeus, but according to Hyginus she was a child of Erebus and Nyx.She has also been described, by Hesiod, as the daughter of Nyx alone.In the Theogony, Nemesis is the sister of the Moirai the Fates , the Keres Black Fates , the Oneiroi Dreams , Eris Discord and Apate Deception Progeny Helen Nemesis hypothetical star Nemesis is a hypothetical red dwarf or brown dwarf, originally postulated in to be orbiting the Sun at a distance of about , AU . light years , somewhat beyond the Oort cloud, to explain a perceived cycle of mass extinctions in the geological record, which seem to occur often at intervals of million years As of , than brown dwarfs have been identified. Greek Mythology Gods Lessor DESY The Lessor Gods Demeter Persephone Dionysus Eros Hebe Eris Helios Thanatos Pan Nemesis The Graces The Muses The Erinnyes The Fates Demeter Demeter is Nemesis Definition of Nemesis by Merriam Webster Nemesis and Greek Mythology Nemesis was the Greek goddess of vengeance, a deity who doled out rewards for noble acts and punishment for evil ones The Greeks believed that Nemesis didn t always punish an offender immediately but might wait generations to avenge a crime. Nemesis Project Nemesis Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies in this riveting new thriller from the co author of the Virals series It s been happening since Min was eight Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. Nemesis A Harry Hole Novel Harry Hole Series More twists and turns and speed than an icy Norwegian Slalom Track New Orleans Times Picayune Captured on closed circuit television A man walks into an Oslo bank,puts a gun to a cashier s head, and tells her to count to twenty five. Nemesis Theme Park Ride at Alton Towers Resort Nemesis Ride the twists and turns of Nemesis, as it races past the rocks and rivers of Forbidden Valley Inverted on the track, it corkscrews, spins and races over the twisted steel track, making it one of the most heart pounding, exciting and exhilarating rides you will ever experience This Is Ajit Pai, Nemesis of Net Neutrality WIRED Star Wars references Dorky tweets Goofy videos FCC chair Ajit Pai just wants to be one of the tech nerds, but he seems to be trying to destroy everything they believe in. Nemesis Prime G Transformers Wiki tfwiki Nemesis Prime was the product of a mad plan by Straxus, who put a lowly, unknown warrior through an excruciating rebuilding process, tortuously reforging him into the very image of Optimus Prime.Through forcible data uploads and brainwashing, the Decepticon was imbued with memories and skills culled from many sources, giving him much of Optimus Prime s knowledge and combat algorithms.

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    1. BOTWbbc/programmes/b069jf1zDescription: His name was Antonio, but they would call him Nem meaning 'babe' as he was the youngest in his family. From the infamous favela of Rocinha in Rio, surrounded by the comfortable middle-class neighbourhoods of Brazil's party city, he was a hardworking young father forced to make a life-changing decision. If the only person who will lend you money in a crisis is a drug baron, then the only way you can repay him is by going to work for the gang.Nemesis is the [...]

    2. I'm not sure what to make of this book, as some parts were quite fascinating and others felt flat. This book covers a part of Rio de Janeiro that so many people have seen, whether in person or in photos: the favelas, the slums of Rio, easily recognizable as small colorful dwellings built on top of one another up the mountains. Rocinha, the largest of Rio's favelas, was under the control of one don after another until the subject of this book, Nem, took over. The author chronicles Nem's rise to a [...]

    3. As a Brazilian who lived in Rio but also grew up in Germany, Ihave a bit of a different perspective on Rio - but I love that city to bits, even though it's one hell of a crazy dangerous place. I heard about this book on Brazilian websites when it was released in Brazil and I immediately ordered it. I still remember the night when Nem was caught in the back of a car, I as every other Brazilian watched it on TV and I remember how I felt really disgusted by the way the police and press treated Nem [...]

    4. I won't waste my time with the story drug dealer killer treated as an hero!!From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the Week:His name was Antonio, but they would call him Nem meaning 'babe' as he was the youngest in his family. From the infamous favela of Rocinha in Rio, surrounded by the comfortable middle-class neighbourhoods of Brazil's party city, he was a hardworking young father forced to make a life-changing decision. If the only person who will lend you money in a crisis is a drug baron, then the onl [...]

    5. Such a great read. I knew nothing about Brazil and the favelas when I started reading this book. My mind was blown over the amount of corruption that exists in Brazil, and how Dons run favelas like a fiefdom. Nem is such an interesting person, who while obviously a leader of a drug cartel, is much more than that. It is impossible to paint the people in this book as good vs bad. This book has reminded me that so much of the world is comprised of shades of grey, and that people like Nem exist in t [...]

    6. A well researched nonfiction book on the drug trade in Brazil, the global marketing of cocaine, and the rise to power of an impoverished boy to drug lord, Antonio Francisco Bonfim Lopes (Nem) in the favela, Rocinha, in Rio de Janeiro. Glenny interviews Nem in the maximum security prison, Campo Grande. While well documented, I am not sure it is of importance for readers to know about yet another drug cartel and drug kingpin.

    7. With a great sense of story-telling, true-crime writer Misha Glenny tells the tale of the rise and fall of the boss of the largest favela (slum) in Rio. A husband, father, former magazine distributor, and beloved community figure, Nem of Rocinha was also a ruthless crime kingpin and drug lord. Full of all the color and corruption that is modern Brazil, it's a story begging for a movie on the scale of "Scarface," or "Goodfellas." - BH.

    8. This book provides an account of the life and times of a 'notorious' Brazilian gangster.I found this book incredibly dry and felt I didn't really learn anything significant which is a shame since it should have been a riveting read and could have highlighted some key issues in society.

    9. From A Whole Life to a real life on another side of the world. Nemesis tells how ‘Nem’ asks the ruler of his favela for money to save his daughters life and offers to work to repay it, leading him to eventually take over the favela himself, the drugs, the deals with the police, the usurpers and rival gangs, until he is the most famous and feared criminal in Brazil.Reading Misha Glenny’s fascinating and enthralling account, you would be forgiven for thinking that his imagination was greater [...]

    10. I can't fathom the amount of time, research, interviews, court reporting, etc that Misha Glenny put into this book. And it pays off. The reader really feels immersed in the story, because the author immersed himself in every aspect of the story possible. There is sometimes too much information at once (regarding the nuances of Rio's police structures specifically), but the book is so well put together. A fascinating story for sure, and one worth reading.

    11. Very flat and quite boring book written in a very simplistic fashion. Disappointing when you consider the subject matter had plenty of potential. Won't be rushing out to buy another book by this author.

    12. an interesting and easy to read insight into the goings on in the favelas of brazil, as well as the web of corruption in the country as a whole. will probably buy more of misha glennys work in the future.

    13. after the first two chapter, the books captivates you. it is good to know the story from the other side, between police and drug lord. line between what is bad and good for the community is greyer than most people would think. I Liked this book

    14. really gets into the nitty gritty of how to thrive and fail outside the rule of law. Loved it, but it is perhaps a little soft on Nem.

    15. Well researched, well written and interesting subject matter. Just another reason I wont be going back to Rio!

    16. Notável narrativa de como funcionam as entranhas de nosso país e, por extensão, uma radiografia da podridão que corrói nossas instituições.

    17. Absolutely fundamental essay on Brazil's booming years before the World Cup and Olympics, using the ascension and decay of one of the most important drug dealers from Brazil

    18. This is a fascinating look at the favelas of Rio. The favelas have a reputation for extreme violence thanks in part due to the highly prolific uprisings in the favelas around the Olympics and World Cup. Reporters described vague street gangs/ prison gangs / drug syndicates as ruling these neighborhoods and directing the chaos. Glenny finally brings some detail and explanation to the situation.Although the focus of the book is on Antonio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, aka "Nem," Glenny describes the soc [...]

    19. Journalist Misha Glenny’s exploration of criminal gangs and drug trafficking in Rio de Janeiro focuses on one favela (slum) and one drug lord. It’s a fascinating and surprising tale that pokes under the covers of the broad generalizations that dominate news coverage both of poverty in Brazil and of the drug trade.Drug trafficking, the arms trade, and Brazilian politicsGlenny’s subject is Antonio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, “Nem of Rosinha.” (Glenny translates Nem as “Babe.”) Conducting [...]

    20. This is well-written and fascinating. I already have substantial interest in Brazil and knowledge to a point of its culture, which helps understand the perspective. The longer story--the history of "favelas" or slums, the governmental corruption spanning literally centuries and different regimes, the constantly corrupt police, the rise of the cocaine trade, and drug traffickers taking over the slums--is heart-rending. The shorter story--a young father who grew up idolizing the "benevolent" drug [...]

    21. This one is a good book on organized crime that looks like it lost its direction somewhere in the middle of the story. Or maybe author just did not know how to present all of the information he came across. Author tells a very frightening story of Rio's favelas, how they came to be and how they evolved into ghetto's used by politicians of Rio as nothing more than voting sources. As such they proved to be a very suitable areas for gangsters of all kinds - due to high turn over rate of various cri [...]

    22. I first became interested in Brazil when a friend moved there to work and study. The stay was reported to be unwelcoming and cut short. Then, the run-up to the Olympic games further peaked my interest. The information on the slums paints a far far different picture than Walt Disney's 'The Three Caballeros' cartoon infused with Copacabana and Ipanema beach scenes.An apparently famous Brazilian investigative reporter looks at Rio over the last decades five or six decades providing the reader with [...]

    23. Misha Glenny, através de varias entrevistas e experiencias na Rocinha, reconta a historia do trafico e de Nem, considerado por ele o maior chefe do morro brasileiro da nossa era.O estilo de narrativa é bem acessível, sendo em partes simplificada demais, e muito opinativa onde as impressões valem mais que os fatos na conturbada historia de poder que vive ate hoje o Rio de Janeiro.O livro foi ótimo em dois pontos, recontar a historia da Rocinha e do Rio de Janeiro desde de um começo que eu n [...]

    24. Sięgnęłam po tę pozycję z powodu tematu - ostatnio wszystko, co związane z Brazylią mnie interesuje. Spodziewałam się jakiś hmmm szokujących obrazów faweli. I rzeczywiście - książka zaskakuje, choć zupełnie inaczej. Bo nagle okazuje się, ze nic nie jest czarno-białe, choć takim właśnie chcielibyśmy to widzieć Postać nema, ktory przez kilka lat 'rządził" jedną z największych faweli w Rio pokazana jest tutaj z rożnych stron. Tak, ze t czytelnik musi zdecydować, czy N [...]

    25. I came to this book interested in the favela-born criminal underworld of Rio. However, the scope is much more accurate to the subtitle (“One World”) than I had been looking for. This is an affecting tale of one man’s choice to leave the legitimate economy for the drug economy driven by the high cost of his daughter’s health care for a rare disorder.This 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 wan [...]

    26. A favela kingpin's story makes a fast-paced, thrilling narrative, gathered from an impressively ambitious piece of dangerous research.Can be tough to keep track of all the characters, not least because they keep meeting sudden and messy ends, but the author does a fine job clarifying all the different groups, interests and authorities involved. The politics, particularly surrounding the World Cup and Olympics, is eye-opening. Be prepared to question your assumptions about goodies and baddies - r [...]

    27. Described as Breaking Bad meet City of God. Interesting journalistic account of how Rio is split into favela's (slums) and in this case a bandito with a social conscience who takes care of the people in his slum. As a westerner it is so hard to understand all of the political and social machinations that make up Brazil and this book confounds us even more.

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