Download PDF by Robert Gay: Bruno: Conversations with a Brazilian Drug Dealer

By Robert Gay

ISBN-10: 0822358492

ISBN-13: 9780822358497

Within the Nineteen Eighties a terrible farmer's son from Recife, Brazil, joined the Brazilian military and started promoting cocaine. After his arrest in Rio de Janeiro he spent the following 8 years in legal, the place he joined the Comando Vermelho legal faction and at last grew to become certainly one of its leaders. Robert homosexual tells this younger man's dramatic and desirable tale in Bruno. In his shockingly candid interviews with homosexual, Bruno presents many insights into the legal global within which he lived: information of daily criminal existence; the interior workings of the Brazilian drug exchange; the constitution of legal factions; and the complexities of the relationships and hyperlinks among the prisons, drug exchange, gangs, police, and favelas. And such a lot stunningly, Bruno's tale means that Brazilian mismanagement of the felony approach at once ended in the Comando Vermelho and different felony factions' enlargement into Rio's favelas, the place their turf wars and battles with police have terrorized town for over twenty years.

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So he asked me how much I wanted. And I told him five thousand dollars. And he said that five thousand dollars was a lot, because he wanted to buy fifty kilos. ” So then we closed the deal at four thousand dollars per kilo. Because if a guy buys ten kilos, it’s five thousand dollars. But if he buys more, then there’s a discount [laughter]. Because if you buy a lot at the border, there’s a discount there as well. I mean, it’s less than two thousand, because you’re buying in bulk, understand? So then I returned from Rio and I went to see my friend in prison.

Transferred where? To Aranha Filho, which is this prison in Rio Claro where they held prisoners until they were sent to where they’d serve out their sentence. So then they sent me to this cell where there were just these two other guys. And all the other cells were full. I mean, they were overcrowded, with everyone huddled together. Because in Brazil, if you’ve been to school or you have a job with the government, they’ll put you in a di=erent cell, in a much nicer cell. So then I said to myself, “You know what?

He put it in these shopping bags. You know, the brown ones, with paper handles. There were three of them, all filled with cash. And we took them from the boca de fumo to Ademar’s house. And we were escorted there by two gang members carrying guns, like it was a bank delivery or something [laughter]. And then, when we got there, we began counting it. And pretty soon Ademar shouted out, “It’s all here. ” So then I explained to him that the drugs were in a car, in Santa Teresa, because I felt that by then that I could trust him.

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