Pablo Escobar

Autore: Jacopo Pezzan
Editore: LA CASE Books
ISBN: 1944811001
Grandezza: 56,84 MB
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«Pablo Escobar ha scoperto più di ogni altro prima di lui, che la morte può essere il più efficace strumento di potere». Con queste parole il giornale colombiano Semana “celebrava” nel dicembre del 1993 la morte di Pablo Escobar, il leader dello spietato e potentissimo Cartello di Medellin, l’organizzazione che tra gli anni ’80 e gli anni ’90 controllava l’80% del traffico mondiale della cocaina. Ma Pablo Escobar è stato molto di più di un semplice narcotrafficante. Conosciuto con i soprannomi di “El Patron”, “Re della Cocaina”, “El Capo”, per anni Escobar si è permesso di trattare a tu per tu con stati ed istituzioni, dal Governo colombiano alla DEA statunitense. Fondatore dello storico Cartello di Medellin insieme ai fratelli Ochoa, Escobar è stato un uomo capace di costruire un impero multimiliardario, al punto che il Cartello nel suo momento di massimo splendore spendeva 2.500 dollari al mese soltanto per gli elastici per sistemare le mazzette di dollari che piovevano nelle sue casse. Pablo Escobar è stato un uomo di potere e un criminale spietato capace di azioni brutali, ma allo stesso tempo è ricordato come un uomo del popolo, una sorta di Robin Hood sudamericano che aiutava i più poveri. Politico, benefattore, assassino spietato, narcotrafficante, terrorista sanguinario, padre affettuoso… Escobar è stato tutto questo e molto di più. Questa è la sua storia.

Surviving Pablo Escobar

Autore: Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez
ISBN: 9789588243511
Grandezza: 79,87 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9033
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Capitalism S Achilles Heel

Autore: Raymond W. Baker
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471748587
Grandezza: 30,59 MB
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For over forty years in more than sixty countries, Raymond Baker has witnessed the free-market system operating illicitly and corruptly, with devastating consequences. In Capitalism’s Achilles Heel, Baker takes readers on a fascinating journey through the global free-market system and reveals how dirty money, poverty, and inequality are inextricably intertwined. Readers will discover how small illicit transactions lead to massive illegalities and how staggering global income disparities are worsened by the illegalities that permeate international capitalism. Drawing on his experiences, Baker shows how Western banks and businesses use secret transactions and ignore laws while handling some $1 trillion in illicit proceeds each year. He also illustrates how businesspeople, criminals, and kleptocrats perfect the same techniques to shift funds and how these tactics negatively affect individuals, institutions, and countries.

Centuries Of Silence

Autore: Leonardo Ferreira
Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275983970
Grandezza: 34,35 MB
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Debunks the myth of a free press in Latin America.

International Security Management And The United Nations

Autore: Muthiah Alagappa
Editore: Manas Publications
ISBN: 9788170491989
Grandezza: 39,66 MB
Formato: PDF
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What kind of comparative advantage does the United nations hold in the field of security compared to other states and regional organizations? What assets does the United Nations possess to deal with security issues? These are some of the questions that this book explores.


Autore: John Baselmans
ISBN: 1326843257
Grandezza: 64,37 MB
Formato: PDF
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When we think of drugs, we immediately think of the old guard drugs like cocaine, heroin and hemp. Other than that, there are for some time synthetic drugs (XTC) made in many forms, colors and effects. We talk in this book about the ordinary old-fashioned drugs in the form of cocaine. WeOre going to expose what is behind and who are the true drug dealers. The old-fashioned drug is still the trade with which the super rich enrich themselves. Also, it is the elite who use a lot of this stuff. You can make it clear that most of the top in the business world, but also the politics and those who move into higher layers, are the permanent users of the cocaine stuff. Often in the most pure form and often used daily like a breakfast and dinner. But first I like to elaborate some things; what is cocaine and who are the driving forces behind these drugs according to world organizations of detecting drugs. Let's talk about drugs."

Social Media In Northern Chile

Autore: Nell Haynes
Editore: UCL Press
ISBN: 1910634581
Grandezza: 39,53 MB
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Based on 15 months of ethnographic research in the city of Alto Hospicio in northern Chile, this book describes how the residents use social media, and the consequences of this use in their daily lives. Nell Haynes argues that social media is a place where Alto Hospicio’s residents – or Hospiceños – express their feelings of marginalisation that result from living in city far from the national capital, and with a notoriously low quality of life compared to other urban areas in Chile. In actively distancing themselves from residents in cities such as Santiago, Hospiceños identify as marginalised citizens, and express a new kind of social norm. Yet Haynes finds that by contrasting their own lived experiences with those of people in metropolitan areas, Hospiceños are strengthening their own sense of community and the sense of normativity that shapes their daily lives. This exciting conclusion is illustrated by the range of social media posts about personal relationships, politics and national citizenship, particularly on Facebook

Colombia A Country Study

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Beyond Convergence

Autore: National Defense University (US)
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781975720421
Grandezza: 55,63 MB
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The world order built upon the Peace of Westphalia is faltering. State fragility or failure are endemic, with no fewer than one-third of the states in the United Nations earning a "high warning"-or worse-in the Fragile States Index, and an equal number suffering a decline in sustainability over the past decade.1 State weakness invites a range of illicit actors, including international terrorists, globally networked insurgents, and transnational criminal organizations (TCOs). The presence and operations of these entities keep states weak and incapable of effective governance, and limit the possibility of fruitful partnerships with the United States and its allies. Illicit organizations and their networks fuel corruption, eroding state legitimacy among the governed, and sowing doubt that the state is a genuine guardian of the public interest. These networks can penetrate the state, leading to state capture, and even criminal sovereignty.2 A growing number of weak and corrupt states is creating gaping holes in the global rule-based system of states that we depend on for our security and prosperity. Indeed, the chapters of this book suggest the emergence of a highly adaptive and parasitic alternative ecosystem, based on criminal commerce and extreme violence, with little regard for what we commonly conceive of as the public interest or the public good. The last 10 years have seen unprecedented growth in interactivity between and among a wide range of illicit networks, as well as the emergence of hybrid organizations that use methods characteristic of both terrorist and criminal groups. In a convergence of interests, terrorist organizations collaborate with cartels, and trafficking organizations collude with insurgents. International terrorist organizations, such as al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, engage energetically in transnational crime to raise funds for their operations. Prominent criminal organizations like Los Zetas in Mexico and D-Company in Pakistan have adopted the symbolic violence of terrorists-the propaganda of the deed-to secure their "turf." And networked insurgents, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), have adopted the techniques of both crime and terror.


Autore: Celerino Castillo
Editore: Mosaic Press
Grandezza: 62,45 MB
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The truth about the remaining dark secret of the Iran-Contra scandal- the United States government's collaboration with drug smugglers. Powderburns is the story of Celerino Castillo III who spent 12 years in the Drug Enforcement Administration. During that time, he built cases against organized drug rings in Manhattan, raided jungle cocaine labs in the Amazon, conducted aerial eradication operations in Guatemala, and assembled and trained anti-narcotics units in several countries. The eerie climax of Agent Castillo's career with the DEA took place in El Salvador. One day, he recieved a cable from a fellow agent. He was told to investigate possible drug smuggling by Nicaraguan Contras operating from the ilpango air force base. Castillo quickly discovered that Contra pilots were, indeed, smuggling narcotics back into the United States - using the same pilots, planes, and hangars that the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council, under the Direction of Lt. Col. Oliver North, used to maintain their covert supply operation to the Contras.