Misha Glenny credit Barney Jones 2011

Misha Glenny

Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio

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Tue 13 October 2015

Misha Glenny

Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio

Misha Glenny credit Barney Jones 2011
Tue 13 October 2015,

Through the story of Nem, 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, Misha Glenny offers an explosive vision of contemporary Brazil’s underbelly.

From evangelical pastors, bent police, farmers, corrupt politicians and drug lords with maths degrees, to rainforests, high-security prisons, filthy slums and glittering shopping malls, Glenny talks about the change that has come to Brazil 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.

Photo credit Barney Jones

 

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