The Anti Black City

I identified myself as a member of the Prisoners Advocacy Network and told her that I had come to talk with her about Jairo. She did not open the door.

Author: Jaime Amparo Alves

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452956039

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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An important new ethnographic study of São Paulo’s favelas revealing the widespread use of race-based police repression in Brazil While Black Lives Matter still resonates in the United States, the movement has also become a potent rallying call worldwide, with harsh police tactics and repressive state policies often breaking racial lines. In The Anti-Black City, Jaime Amparo Alves delves into the dynamics of racial violence in Brazil, where poverty, unemployment, residential segregation, and a biased criminal justice system create urban conditions of racial precarity. The Anti-Black City provocatively offers race as a vital new lens through which to view violence and marginalization in the supposedly “raceless” São Paulo. Ironically, in a context in which racial ambiguity makes it difficult to identify who is black and who is white, racialized access to opportunities and violent police tactics establish hard racial boundaries through subjugation and death. Drawing on two years of ethnographic research in prisons and neighborhoods on the periphery of this mega-city, Alves documents the brutality of police tactics and the complexity of responses deployed by black residents, including self-help initiatives, public campaigns against police violence, ruthless gangs, and self-policing of communities. The Anti-Black City reveals the violent and racist ideologies that underlie state fantasies of order and urban peace in modern Brazil. Illustrating how “governing through death” has become the dominant means for managing and controlling ethnic populations in the neoliberal state, Alves shows that these tactics only lead to more marginalization, criminality, and violence. Ultimately, Alves’s work points to a need for a new approach to an intractable problem: how to govern populations and territories historically seen as “ungovernable.”

The Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin America

Martins, Ana Maria, and Jairo Nunes. (2010). Apparent hyperraising in Brazilian Portuguese: Agreement with topics across a Finite CP.

Author: Mary A. Kato

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190629311

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Recent trends in syntax and morphology have shown the great importance of doing research on variation in closely related languages. This book centers on the study of the morphology and syntax of the two major Romance Languages spoken in Latin America from this perspective. The works presented here either compare Brazilian Portuguese with European Portuguese or compare Latin American Spanish and Peninsular Spanish, or simply compare Portuguese and its varieties with Spanish and its varieties. The chapters advance on a great variety of theoretical questions related to coordination, clitics , hyper-raising, infinitives, null objects, null subjects, hyper-raising, passives, quantifiers, pseudo-clefts, questions and distributed morphology. Finally, this book provides new empirical findings and enriches the descriptions made about Portuguese and Spanish Spoken in the Americas by providing new generalizations, new data and new statistical evidence that help better understand the nature of such variation. The studies contained in this book show a vast array of new phenomena in these young varieties, offering empirical and theoretical windows to language variation and change.

Sin of Mages

Jairo, shut up!” Ember chimed in and floated to his right. They both stared at their old master. Akielas gazed at them and he could no longer feel the same ...

Author: A.J. Martinez

Publisher: Summon Sphere

ISBN: 9781943845835

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Akielas had traveled the world of Odealeous searching for the apprentices that betrayed him. When he finally found them and learned of their malice plot, he was filled with remorse and blamed himself for all they had done. His apprentices named themselves the Specters and they were on the hunt for all four remnants of the dragon gods. The Specters had one jewel in their possession and Akielas feared what they would do if they found all four. Carrying the weight of the world on his shoulder, and great guilt, Akielas was determine to defeat the Specters all alone. However, his friends from different parts of the world, stepped forth and joined his struggle. With sword and magic and a burning desire to avenge the fallen, they swore to defeat the Specters. But there was a problem. Akielas's hands trembled at the thought of slaying his own apprentices. Buy this book right now and enter the mystical world of Odealeous

The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City

'However,' Jairo told me, 'I was never in agreement with what the paracos [paramilitaries] were doing.' And, as a well-liked and respected leader within the ...

Author: Suzanne Hall

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473987869

Category: Social Science

Page: 730

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The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City focuses on the dynamics and disruptions of the contemporary city in relation to capricious processes of global urbanisation, mutation and resistance. An international range of scholars engage with emerging urban conditions and inequalities in experimental ways, speaking to new ideas of what constitutes the urban, highlighting empirical explorations and expanding on contributions to policy and design. The handbook is organised around nine key themes, through which familiar analytic categories of race, gender and class, as well as binaries such as the urban/rural, are readdressed. These thematic sections together capture the volatile processes and intricacies of urbanisation that reveal the turbulent nature of our early twenty-first century: Hierarchy: Elites and Evictions Productivity: Over-investment and Abandonment Authority: Governance and Mobilisations Volatility: Disruption and Adaptation Conflict: Vulnerability and Insurgency Provisionality: Infrastructure and Incrementalism Mobility: Re-bordering and De-bordering Civility: Contestation and Encounter Design: Speculation and Imagination This is a provocative, inter-disciplinary handbook for all academics and researchers interested in contemporary urban studies.

Transcribing Silence

Jairo just grinned at him. “YOU know Jairo, the ERRAND.” There was no wink, the tone seemed completely serious, but I heard something in his voice that made ...

Author: Kristine L Muñoz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315416557

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

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Kristine Muñoz’s volume of short narrative works-- autoethnographies and fictional stories—explore many dimensions of silence, a crucial but often overlooked communication phenomenon, one that drives much of everyday talk and relationships. Framed by an introductory essay that synthesizes research on silence and the unsaid, guides for reflection and expansion after each narrative, and a conclusion that ponders ethnographic writing, this volume is an essential work for those who study and teach interpersonal communication.

Reports of Cases Decided in the Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia at the

While on routine foot patrol about a week and a half before the tragic incident ,
Heiberger met Jairo and his family in the family's store , which was on his beat .
Heiberger told them that he was a police officer working with youth and that he ...

Author: Georgia. Court of Appeals


ISBN: UCAL:B4984828

Category: Law reports, digests, etc


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In That Station

I quickly turn from my memories, watching how Jairo stares at me with his eyes twisted with hatred. The anger contained in the way he looks at me makes my ...

Author: Michele Viviane de Souza Silva

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 9781507196847

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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In That Station is a tale with five love stories, which are crossed by a whim of chance, through an unexpected and fatal event that will change the way of everyone forever, making us reflect: On the rails of life, how far can the feelings lead us?

Kill for Me

The guerrillas and Jairo didn't know what to do. They were stilled with shock and horror at the sight of the wound and all the blood, overcome with fear and ...

Author: Tom Wood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399584916

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Lethal assassin Victor lands in the middle of a Guatemalan cartel war in the latest nonstop thriller from the international bestselling author of The Final Hour. KEEP YOUR ENEMIES CLOSE... Victor is the killer who always delivers...for the right price. And Heloise Salvatierra, patron of Guatemala's largest cartel, is ready and willing to pay him just that to eliminate the competition: her sister. Heloise has been battling Maria for control of the cartel in an endless and bloody war. Now Victor decides who survives. An easy job if it weren't for the sudden target on his back. ...AND THEIR ENEMIES CLOSER. Victor's not the only one on the hunt. Someone else has Maria in the crosshairs and will do anything to get the kill. In the middle of cartel territory with enemies closing in from all sides, Victor must decide where to put the bullet before one is placed in his head....

Colombia Es Pasion

It was there that Jairo's mother met and fell in love with his father – there that Jairo grew up and began to explore the world by bike.

Author: Matt Rendell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474609739

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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By winning the 2019 Tour de France, Egan Bernal became the race's youngest champion in 110 years, and the first from the South American nation of Colombia. His victory brought decades of national yearning to fruition, and capped the achievements of a golden generation of Colombian cyclists. For, in the years before Egan's victory, Nairo Quintana won the Tours of Italy and Spain, even coming within 72 seconds of winning the Tour. Rigoberto Urán, Esteban Chaves, Miguel Ángel López and Fernando Gaviria took stage wins, donned leader's jerseys and made final podiums at cycling's greatest events. They, and other world-class Colombian talents, made their nation a cycling superpower. Yet its cycling sons are not the products of a rigorous sports system that nurtures them through the ranks to the pinnacle of globalised sport. They come from harder backgrounds, that surprise, shock - even, at times, enchant. The visibility they have secured their homeland has helped open it to international tourism and trade. After decades of violence, corruption and civil unrest, a new, revitalised Colombia has re-entered the community of nation, thanks to its cyclists. This book is about their lives and dreams: it tells inspiring stories of overcoming poverty and violence, sickness and corruption. It explores the unique sporting microcosm that lies behind Colombia's world-beating riders, and how their achievements spurred a nation to prosperity and peace.

Cada dia merece una oportunidad

Jairo avanza con rapidez por el sendero que atraviesa la aldea de pescadores de Capernaum. El tamaño de la multitud que le sigue aumenta con cada persona ...

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9781418581732



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The Best American Newspaper Narratives Volume 7

Jairo's lawyers declined to make him available for an interview. Henry, a Brentwood High MS-13 member who has given information to the police, ...

Author: Gayle Reaves

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574418033

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 264

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This anthology collects the ten winners of the 2019 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest, run by the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. The event is hosted by the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas. The conference launched the competition to honor exemplary narrative work and to encourage narrative nonfiction storytelling at newspapers across the United States. First place winner: Eli Saslow, “It Was My Job, and I Didn’t Find Him” (The Washington Post), narrates the life of Scot Peterson, the former officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, who faced public scrutiny in the wake of the school shooting. Second place: Elizabeth Bruenig, “What Do We Owe Her Now?” (The Washington Post), is the story of Amber Wyatt, a high school rape victim and the investigation without prosecution or even an arrest. Third place: Hannah Dreier, “The Disappeared” (ProPublica), follows the painful journey of a mother who lost her 15-year-old son to gang violence in a Long Island, New York, community. Runners-up include Jamie Thompson, “Standoff” (The Dallas Morning News); Lane DeGregory, “Lincoln’s Shot” (Tampa Bay Times); Jenna Russell, “The World, the Stage, the Way Ahead” (The Boston Globe); Evan Allen, “Under a Dark Sky, a Baby is Born” (The Boston Globe); Lisa Gartner, “She’s Taught at the Parkland High School for 14 Years. Can She Go Back?” (Tampa Bay Times); Claire McNeill, “So You Remember the Student Who Was Shot at FSU? He’s Pretty Sure We’ve All Moved On” (Tampa Bay Times); and Bethany Barnes, “Targeted” (The Oregonian).

Two White Rabbits

The little girl in this story is traveling with her father, but she doesn't know where they are going.

Author: Jairo Buitrago


ISBN: 1554987415

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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In this moving and timely story, a young child describes what it is like to be a migrant as she and her father travel north toward the U.S. border. They travel mostly on the roof of a train known as The Beast, but the little girl doesn’t know where they are going. She counts the animals by the road, the clouds in the sky, the stars. Sometimes she sees soldiers. She sleeps, dreaming that she is always on the move, although sometimes they are forced to stop and her father has to earn more money before they can continue their journey. As many thousands of people, especially children, in Mexico and Central America continue to make the arduous journey to the U.S. border in search of a better life, this is an important book that shows a young migrant’s perspective.

Ways of Structure Building

Nunes, Jairo (1995). The Copy Theory of Movement and Linearization of Chains in the Minimalist Program. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland at ...

Author: Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199644933

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 423

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This volume addresses some of the most important approaches to the following key questions in contemporary generative syntactic theory: What are the operations available for (syntactic) structure-building in natural languages? What are the triggers behind them? and Which constraints are involved in the operations? Internationally recognised scholars and young researchers propose new answers on the basis of detailed discussions of a wide range of phenomena (Gapping, Right-Node-Raising, Comparative Deletion, Across-The-Board movement, Tough-constructions, Nominalizations, Scope interactions, Wh-movement, A-movement, Case and Agreement relations, among others). Their discussions draw on evidence from a rich variety of languages, including Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Croatian, English, German, Icelandic, Japanese, Spanish, Vata, and Vietnamese. The proposals presented illustrate the shift in the locus of the explanation of linguistic phenomena that characterizes contemporary linguistic theory: a shift, in many cases, from a model which relies on properties of systems external to narrow syntax (such as the Lexicon or the Phonetic Form component) to one which relies on properties of the structure-building mechanisms themselves. The volume will interest researchers and students of theoretical linguistics from advanced undergraduate and above.

The Story of My Suffering

asked Jairo. “Yes, and other things. He gets delirious, delusional, paranoid, loses sense of reality.” “How is he?” I asked. “He was sleeping most of the ...

Author: Furwa J. Hussain

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480848726

Category: Psychology

Page: 94

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One in five adults in the United State suffer from mental illness each year. These illnesses impact the afflicted individuals as wells as the surrounding loved ones. In The Story of My Suffering, author Furwa J. Hussain shares six short stories that focus on different forms of neglect caused by a variety of mental illnesses. Culled from a number of perspectives and cultures, the stories movingly portray children in difficult and sometimes abusive family situations and give intimate, complex portrayals of both intense suffering and inspiring resilience. These short stories shed light on some of the misery loved ones experience and communicates a message of shared pain, failure, parental negligence, and lack of love. In The Story of My Suffering, Hussain seeks to provide comfort to those who believe they are the only ones with bad experiences; to provide hope there is light at the end of the tunnel; to convey the message that no matter how tough life gets, no matter how many suicide attempts you make, you can deal with what is happening and get through this; and to help start a conversation to ensure no child suffers in silence.


Jairo headed for the hinged gate on the left. “This way?” I nodded. “Is Kendall here?” I asked. “Kendall? Kendall who?” Hannah frowned.

Author: Jeremy Brown

Publisher: Medallion Media Group

ISBN: 9781605420479

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Despite the best efforts of his trainer and mentor, 28-year-old heavyweight mixed martial artist Aaron “Woodshed”Wallace just can’t move beyond the low-level MMA fight rungs. His criminal past and self-destructive tendencies have proven to be the biggest hurdle he can’t seem to overcome. So when Woodshed is offered a match against the rising heavyweight star of the largest MMA organization in the Western hemisphere, he’s all over it. The night before the fight, Woodshed runs into Lance, a small-time criminal from his past, and Lance’s bookie Kendall. Ever the opportunist, Kendall plans to bet big on Woodshed to win; and to increase his motivation, Kendall kidnaps Lance. Blaming himself for the kidnapping, Woodshed resolves to attempt a rescue. But in order to have any chance of tracking Kendall down, Woodshed has to reconnect with a gunrunner and a drug dealer from his crime-ridden past and risk losing his big MMA opportunity.

Hider Seeker

'If I didn't know you better, I'd think you're in love,' said Harry, wanting to shake Jairo's bloody hand, but realising it would be a messy idea.

Author: Tom Claver

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784629434

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Harry Bridger helps people run from their enemies. But when he arranges for Angela Linehan and her son to disappear abroad from her violent husband in London, little does he know that his life will depend on finding her again. It’s a job that reawakens Harry’s past and brings him back into contact with his ex-wife Bethany. Fate has given him a second chance to redeem himself in her eyes. But Angela’s disappearance puts Harry and Bethany in terrible danger. He risks losing everything unless he can find where Angela is hiding in Central America. The clock is ticking and his finely honed tracking skills no longer apply. Chance and luck will decide everything.

Body Guards

Jairo,” Sam exclaimed, “this is a surprise. What brings you here?” Jairo looked intimidated by the opulence of the office. “Why don't you come into my ...

Author: William Malic

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329680753

Category: Fiction


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Sam and Serena investigate the case of the missing smoking pipe. An eccentric old man, senile or something else, employs them to uncover the secret behind disappearing items in his house. Could it be poltergeists? What they find is a family in turmoil, greedy children, and a love child. On top of that is a drug cartel. Perhaps it’s time to employee body guards as they become immersed a case of loyalties versus human greed.

A Horse Called El Dorado

Jairo was always ten paces ahead with the mules, disappearing amongst the trees and bushes as we stumbled along, tripping over roots and slipping on wet ...

Author: Kevin Kiely

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 9781847174659

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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In the commune at the edge of a forest in Colombia, life is blissful. Until the guerrillas come. Then Pepe must flee with his mother to the city, leaving behind his favourite horse, El Dorado. His future looks grim until his Irish grandparents offer him another chance. But can thirteen-year-old Pepe go all on his own to this strange, cold land, the birthplace of his father? And what future awaits him there? Will he ever have the chance to ride his beloved horses again?