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Lucia: Testimonies of a Brazilian Drug Dealer's Woman (Voices of Latin American Life)

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"Favelas, or shantytowns, are where cocaine is mainly sold in Rio de Janeiro. There are some six hundred "favelas in the city and most of them are controlled by well-organized and heavily armed drug gangs. The struggle for the massive profits from this drug trade has resulted in what are increasingly violent and deadly confrontations between rival drug gangs and a corrupt and brutal police force, that have transformed parts of the city into a war-zone. "Lucia tells the story of one woman who was once intimately involved with drug gang life in Rio throughout the 1990s. Through a series of conversations with the author, Lucia describes conditions of poverty, violence and injustice that are simply unimaginable to outsiders. In doing so, she explains why women like her become involved with drugs and gangs and why this situation is unlikely to change.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592133390
Author:
Gay, Robert
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Gangs
Subject:
Drug traffic
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Social conditions.
Subject:
Marginality, Social -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Voices of Latin American Life
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in

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Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
History and Social Science » World History » South America
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