Notoriously violent, powerful and ruthless, Tomas, The Snake, Chacon, ruled the cocaine trade for two decades, in the small area of Central America where this story takes place. His nefarious enterprise brought him a level of wealth that had him listed in the top ten richest men in his Province by the mid 1980’s. Possibly one of the most famous names in the criminal history. Of the local area, he became a cult figure to many of the young hoodlums in the slums of the city where he lived. Born Luis Esteban Chavez, the middle child of a respectable family in Medellin, Colombia, he was known as the diplomat in the family.
The captains of the ships were greedy as they packed on hundreds of slaves into dense ships and carried them on voyages to the new world. The captains wanted to maximize their profits, putting in as many slaves in the ship as possible. According to Zamba Zembola in her The Life and Adventures of Zamba and African Slave in 1847, she states that “it was found that 15 of them were smothered or crushed to death. The captain seemed considerably vexed; but the only grievance to him was the sudden loss of some five or six thousand dollars”. The captains valued their profits more than the human lives on the ships.
Characteristics Billionaire, business man, entrepreneur, ex-husband, father to five children, this is not Donald Trump but in fact our very own Tokyo Sexwhale. Owner of a requisite yacht, vineyards, a Lear jet as well as a 70 million dollar island a chairman of the Trans Hex Group and Northern Platinum, director of ABSA group limited and Gold Fields, this is a man that has been personally lauded by none other than Harry Oppenheimer. Sexwhale was been imprisoned on charges of terrorism and conspiracy, and 12 years later led to his release. He landed up marrying Judy van Vuuren, the paralegal that represented him in prison, although that might have been because she was the first women he had seen for 12 years and as we all know the prison life isn’t exactly ideal. He is also known as a philanthropist and patron to multiple societies who contribute to the greater good of the community namely
This day is considered to be significant in the business world because it shook the stock market in a matter of hours. By the end of the day Philip Morris had lost $12 billion .Prior to this the Marlboro Man was considered invincible and demanded a premium price for his brand.Due to increased competition Marlboro announced a heavy price cut to compete on price.This made people the question the credibility of big brands like Coca-Cola, Disney and P&G etc.and even their stocks
Leadership’s influence on Organizational Culture: A Rupert Murdoch mess When you read about the scandal involving Rupert Murdoch, phone hacking, and his media empire including News Of The World and News Corporation, it’s hard not to wonder, “What the heck were they thinking?” The point is that the thought processes behind these acts were ingrained in the culture of the organisation and the way the employees were being led. Keith Rupert Murdoch, global media magnate, billionaire businessman and a ruthless competitor took a small Australian daily at the age of 21 to a massive multinational company raking in upwards of $30 billion in revenues and employing 50,000 people. Throughout the last 62 years, the unsaid professed the rule has been of “winning at all costs”. Yes,
The main leaders of the poaching companies are often left uncaught as only those working on the fields are arrested and charge, allowing the businesses to continue to prosper with the killing of more animals. 4) Corruption in the government Due to huge amounts of profits and how lucrative the illegal wildlife trade is, government officials accept bribes and may act as middlemen to benefit from the trade. Corruption in the government thus renders any environmental policies put in place useless and is the basis of the failure of many policies and initiatives. It is the one of the main target areas countries should look into when trying to make policies more effective. Impacts of illegal wildlife trade: 1) Change in
A huge number of elephants are being butchered yearly for their ivory tusks. The expansion interest for ivory has made elephant's tusks worth more than 10 times the normal yearly wage in most African nations. Africa's notorious equipped gatherings are poaching elephants to finance their ceaseless clashes. Ruined villagers and subsistence seekers are murdering elephants to unimportantly improve their personal satisfaction (Levee, 2012). The hippopotamus, or waterway horse, has adjusted to life in the streams and pools of Africa spending up to 16 hours a day submerged.
He cut off people hands, used whips, held woman hostages to bribe the men to work and created human zoos all in a racist fashion for his personal financial gain. In the 40 year period that Leopold was in power, 10 million Congolese people died. (Congo-The Brutal History, 2008) Although the Congo Free State is a very extreme case of racism, it provides a picture of what could and was happening in other parts of the imperialistic conquest. This shows that racism had a large part in the imperialistic movements, however even though it was unacceptable, racism wasn’t a motivation by itself, it provided a gateway to another motivation. In the case of King Leopold II, he wasn’t racist just for
Breaking Bad has been labeled as one of the best shows of its time (Forbes 2016, Rolling Stone 2016). Breaking Bad allows individuals access to a world frame they would not normally be aware of. A world of methamphetamine manufacturing, drug empires, and using methamphetamine. When Hank's drug bust appears on the news showing how much money is in the manufacturing business, Walt is intrigued. Walt asks Hank how much money was recovered at the crime scene to which Hank replies "$700,000.
Fraud and Corruption in South Africa Fraud and corruption are the two most relevant occurences in the lives of the South African population. Fraud and especially corruption is everywhere in the country from the general population all the way to the president himself. Fraud cases are high, with cellular companies sending out fake phone messages to customers. South Africa is 61 in the most corrupt countries list. Policemen accepting bribes and politicians stealing money for their own comforts are just two examples of the many corrupt deals that occur in South Africa.