Drugs and Democracy in the Rio de Janeiro

Drugs and Democracy in the Rio de Janeiro - Drugs and...

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Drugs and Democracy in the Rio de Janeiro Final Papers Due- May 6 Due at 3 pm 1-3 papers Understanding crime- Nothing that happens in the US compares to the crime in Rio de Janeiro. Routine in the slums- When a prominent drug lord is arrested or killed, the gang protests by going up and down the favela, telling all the merchants to close. To not close has about would be a sign of disrespect to the mobsters…No good. If you didn’t close, 5-10 minutes later, you got a polite phone call asking you to close. If you don’t close after that, you get a 2 nd firmer phone call. Nobody lasts past that 2 nd phone call. Stock markets can close, banks close, stores close, theaters close, and so on. That’s some sense of how strong the gangs are. In most places, the rich people live in the center of the city, and the poor are on the outskirts. Rio de Janeiro has gigantic mountains and forests in the middle of the city. Poor get an amazing panorama of the sea and the trees… The rich get
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course SOCI 205 taught by Professor Evans during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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