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By Robert Gay

Within the Eighties a terrible farmer's son from Recife, Brazil, joined the Brazilian army and commenced promoting cocaine. After his arrest in Rio de Janeiro he spent the subsequent 8 years in criminal, the place he joined the Comando Vermelho felony faction and finally turned certainly one of its leaders. Robert homosexual tells this younger man's dramatic and pleasing tale in Bruno. In his shockingly candid interviews with homosexual, Bruno presents many insights into the legal global during which he lived: info of day by day felony lifestyles; the interior workings of the Brazilian drug alternate; the constitution of legal factions; and the complexities of the relationships and hyperlinks among the prisons, drug alternate, gangs, police, and favelas. And such a lot stunningly, Bruno's tale means that Brazilian mismanagement of the criminal procedure without delay ended in the Comando Vermelho and different legal factions' growth into Rio's favelas, the place their turf wars and battles with police have terrorized town for over 20 years.

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I mean, eventually they found out what had happened. But at the time, I didn’t want them there. ” Because I knew that it would be really painful when they saw me in prison, when they saw the situation I was in. And so then I started to think about things. And I realized that back then, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Because I imagined it was one thing, right? And it turned out to be another. And I remember thinking to myself, “But why are drugs illegal? ” Did you do drugs? No. I mean, I tried them, but I never liked them, because I could see that they were no good.

Because the cells were the same size, right? But in one of them there were just these two prisoners, and in the other, there were thirty or forty The Family | 49 guys. And some of them were standing up, and some of them were lying down, you know, trying to get some sleep. Was there a bathroom? No bathroom, just a hole in the floor in the corner. And at night the hole had to be cleaned and covered up, so someone could sleep there [laughter]. I mean, the place was filthy. I mean, it was disgusting.

But then I would have lost everything. You know, the nightlife, the money, the prestige, everything. And I didn’t want that. Because I was always after more, you see. So when you say credit, you mean the ability to get drugs without paying for them? That’s right. Because the deal was you’d pay your supplier later, because you had a line of credit. I mean, it’s like any business. And my line of credit was pretty much open. It had to be, because I had a lot of debts. I mean, a few of my friends had money.

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