The acts of legal corruption detailed in this novel vary widely in character and severity. On the ground level of the legal system, the police force is described as an immoral hoard that is often more concerned with taking
Minorities are almost always judged based on stereotypes, that are given to them based on what people see on the outside, and they don't always see the best in the minority's. In los Vendidos, their is a white women trying to buy a Mexican so he can be in administration for the governor's office, and she wanted to know how the mexican would do on boards. The salesman says, “you name them he's on them. Parole boards, draft boards, school boards, taco quality control boards, surf boards, two by fours” (Valdez 109). What the salesman was saying was that the mexican in an almost all government board like the patrol board and school board. He even told her he is on a made up board, the taco quality control board. He said the mexican is on two by
In society, things are not as they seem at times. The criminal justice system was created to help deter crime and to punish those who break the law. Laws are put in place to be fair to all citizens. Your economic situation, gender, race should not become a factor for you to be given “due process”. Years have come and gone and the crime rates increases and decreases with the years. There have been many senseless killings and everyone has their point of view as to the causes. The focal point of this report will be the findings from the readings of, “The rich get richer and the poor get prison by Jeffery Reimer and Paul Livingston”. I will discuss the causes of the rise and fall of the many different types of crimes ; why the rise and fall of crime rates; what contribution has the criminal justice and or police system has contributed whether positive or negative; and lastly discuss which economic group ends up in prison and why.
Contreras then moves onto explain the way those who torture justify their actions. He presents four ways that “violence workers” justify their actions based off of Brazilian police tortures. Contreras says that men Like Gus cannot blame the victim for wrong
During the movie No, the general environment in Chile was both repressive and free. This can be seen through multiple examples throughout the movie, however, for the purpose of this report, I will focus on two examples. The first example I will consider is the raid on the rally for No in which Renee’s wife was arrested. The second example I will consider that illustrates the freedom within Chile was the ability for the No campaign to even occur. I will then conclude with how this parallels to the democratization of Chile in being both free and repressive.
Methods: This investigation will describe Che Guevara’s involvement in Latin American independence movements, focusing specifically on his involvement with Fidel Castro’s “26th of July” movement. His actions and words will be analyzed, and his conduct this period of political upheaval will be used as evidence in order to answer the investigative question.
What I hope to do in this paper is to show that many of the philosophies Enrique Dussel writes about in his book Twenty Theses on Politics, have a direct correlation to what has become to be known as Argentina’s ‘Dirty War,’ with a particular interest on the struggle of the people, the ignorance towards them and the idea that they did not exist to their capturers’ except as ‘things at the disposal of the powerful.’ (TTP pg. 79). Their reaction to this type of oppression, after years of detention, torture and death, touches upon Dussel’s idea of the irruption of the collective conscious of a community that breaks the hold of the oppressor and ignites into a collective dissent.
Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a number is a melancholy novel that expresses Argentina’s terrorist state. Jacob Timerman, a well respected man of Argentina, an editor of a well know Argentinian paper, La Opinion, tells the audience his story of the terrorist state of Argentina from 1967-1978. His gripping novel both describes his personal experience being kidnapped by terrorist, while he tells us about the condition of the terrorist state of Argentina. His book is important because it tells a first hand account of the fear, the distrust, and the mere insanity of conditions in the country of Argentina during its darkest time.
Patricio Guzman uses Latin American Documentary tradition to vindicate the oppressed. He uses this documentary to enlightened the world about the beauty surrounding Chile and the turmoil that also cultivated by the Pinochet regime. During the Pinochet regime many people disappeared, this documentary explores the desaparecidos who were dropped from planes into the ocean this took place during the 1970's. In the documentary, Gabriella is introduced. She discusses how the water was the only means for survival, she ate only shellfish. Water saved her. She expressed how she
Crime was an integral part of Mexico City during the 20th century. Violent crime was more common than property crime during this time. However, Pablo Piccato focuses on other differences in the book City of Suspects: Crime in Mexico City, 1900-1931. Piccato uses police reports, letters to the City Council, the 1871 Penal Code, newspaper articles, and judicial documents to argue that the types of crimes that were committed and the public’s opinion on these crimes differed depending on the offender’s social class.
A final—and perhaps the most important—parallel with Third Cinema is the way in which Piquetero carajo! serves as a call to arms that actualizes the visage of Che Guevara’s cadaver. In the wake of a tribute to the two martyred protestors killed by the police, the music track leaves us pondering that sometimes people have to die for rebirth to occur. The lyric adds: “And if you have any questions about that, just ask Che.” Whereas Solanas’s Memoria stopped short of such blatant harangues and calls to self-sacrifice, Piquetero carajo! appears willing to pursue the struggle to its ultimate consequences. In that sense, it may better actualize the combative spirit of La hora de los hornos than Solanas’s own post-2001 films.
I decided to write this research paper because we were assigned to find an issue or subject within Latin America to write about. One of the most widely known and influential revolutionary figure in the history of Latin America is Ché Guevara. Ché knew how to use his intelligence and judgment in all the circumstances he encountered taking advantage of each moment as if it was a highly intensive chess game he was sincerely
Drug cartels have grown and expanded throughout the interior and exterior of states for many years. The way drugs started to be introduced to Mexico, Colombia, and other places around the world was believed to be a myth. It was a tale that was known by many through storytelling, which over the years turned into an actual realistic issue. One of the most known cartels that existed for a long time was The Medellin Cartel. It became a subculture of its own, creating a world full of violence, women, money, firearms, death but most importantly power and fear. Located in Colombia this brutal subculture will show how they become one of the wealthiest subculture in the world surpassing even its own country’s riches.
On September 18, 2017, I attended both a local court and district court. The cases I saw on this day differed in multiple approaches when allowing one to go about their court hearing. After witnessing two different courts and cases, I executed the differences between the process of justice being managed and the ideal of justice being done. I believe the local court relates to the idea of the sociological theory of criminology due to the idea of the society having an impact on one’s actions. Both courts also coincide with the symbolic image of the “Lady of Justice” and how a court sentence can be balanced, fair, impartial, and has the power to induce a punishment on the guilty. The district court differed demonstrating the criminological theory by allowing the offender the chance to explain and justify their criminal behavior.
Crime, death, and destruction in Latin America is a big issue that’s spreading around the whole world. It’s becoming a worldwide problem and it needs to be fixed. Trafficking drugs to other countries and what not, are the main cause of crime, death and destruction of property in Latin America. “According to police data, these countries collectively saw 17,422 murders in 2015, 11% more than in 2014. However, there are signs the security challenges are changing, both in Northern Triangle and across Central America as a whole.” This shows that murders are occurring more often than they should. El Salvador is increased in murders between 2014-15 and its one of the highest in the world. The