After dropping out of college, he started working for a smuggler and made his first million dollars by age 22.” (Pablo Escobar Crime Museum) In 1975, Escobar ordered the murder of Medellín’s most powerful drug lord, Fabio Restrepo. The first time Escobar was arrested came soon after this, though the case was dropped when he ordered the murder of all the arresting officers. As his control over the drug trade grew, so did his control in Colombia. He was even elected to Congress in 1982. Pablo always had dreams of being President of Columbia.
cabinet official served jail time for a felony committed while in office. The government had set aside oil-rich public lands at Teapot Dome, Wyoming, and Elk Hills, California, for use by the U.S. Navy. Albert Fall secretly leased the land to two private oil companies. Although Fall claimed that these contracts were in the government’s interest, he suddenly received more than $400,000 in “loans, bonds, and cash.” He was later found guilty of bribery and became the first American to be convicted of a felony while holding a cabinet post. As a result, the problem with the Teapot Dome Scandal was that after Harding’s administration became corrupt with bribery.
The two talk about writing a deal for Liz to take with the Department of Justice to clear her name for killing the attorney general, who was a suspected member of the Cabal. After Marvin Gerard gets an idea for the deal, Reddington leads Marvin, Liz and some of his associates to a tunnel where they make their escape right before the FBI enters the diner after finding out Reddington called the tip in on himself. Reddington sends Marvin to a safe place to
He violently rapes Salander abusing his power over her through threats and abuse. A disgraced Journalist (Mikael Blomkvist) of millennium magazine accepts to investigate on a case requested by an industrialist (Frode) to find his niece who went missing 40years ago, in return to receive the reward of his name being cleared. Salander is brought into this case by Frode to investigate this mysterious disappearance, which eventually reveals secrets of rape, murder and abuse in the family. Eventually, Harriet is found and it is learnt that she changed her identity and fled in order to escape her sexually abusive father and brother. This
The book The Spy by Clive Cussler is about a private detective named Isaac Bell and takes place just prior to WWI in 1908. Isaac is in the midst of several spies who are discretely killing scholars invested in the work of dreadnaughts for the marines of the United States of America. Each of these spies is from a different country including Germany, Ireland, and Japan, without a clear understanding of who employs them. Isaac Bell needs to put an end to these killings before the world ends up in a war, leaving America in the dust. In the book The Spy, Clive Cussler makes it effortless for the reader to evaluate the characters, make predictions, and question many events.
Mitch Rapp is an American agent that works for the CIA for a counterterrorism unit called the “Orion Team.” He is sent on a subtle mission in Germany to assassinate Heinrich Hagenmiller, an arms dealer that has been doing illegal business with Saddam Hussein. Rapp lucratively took care of Hagenmiller, only to be deceived by his partners. Jane and Tom Hoffman were Rapp’s acquaintances for this mission, they attempted to shoot Rapp two times in the chest, knocking him over and going unconscious. Little did they know that he had a thick jacket lined with Kevlar, which is a thick form of a bulletproof vest that immersed the bullets. Hank Clark is a corrupt Republican U.S. senator that ordered the assassination on Rapp, hoping that it would embarrass the president.
6 : “ The rabid little american I call Paul Lazzaro in this book had about a quart of diamonds and emeralds and rubies and so on. He had taken these from dead people in the cellars of Dresden. So it goes. “ This Quote connects back to the Tralfamadorian tradition of “ so it goes “ because it talks about how Paul Lazzaro comes to get all those jewels in his possession by stealing them from dead jewels and it just suddenly ends the story with “ so it goes . Quote (page #): Pg.
Christy hopes to put a face to the criminals behind the ivory trade and expose the cruelties that are inflicted upon wild elephants. Bryan Christy, with the help of taxidermist George Dant, designed several forged elephant tusks that were implanted with GPS tracking devices that would be used to track where the ivory travels after it has been forcefully taken from the elephants. The replica elephant tusks had to look, feel, and smell like real ivory in order to fool the smugglers. Once the phony tusks were complete, Christy traveled
In The Constant Gardener Tessa Quayle (Rachel Weisz), a medical doctor and activist for social justice, is trying to uncover and spread information about a large drug company that, in alliance with members of the British government, the Kenyan government, and a pharmaceutical testing company, is secretly testing a new vaccine on impoverished Kenyans. Their deaths, due to the vaccine, are being covered up and supervised by the Western government without a second thought to the lives of the African people. Similarly, Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly) an American news journalist in Blood Diamond, wants to expose the unfair way that the multi-million diamond industry is supporting the brutal strategy of The Rebel Untied Forces in Sierra Leone. The RUF forcefully make African people sieve for diamonds, which they then sell to the West in order to finance their war. The west does nothing to stop the brutality of the mines or the use of child soldiers as long as they are continuously provided with
In a not too distant future Britain is filled with torture cells, unfair punishments and prejudice against minorities, although through all this chaos one masked man known only as “V” dares to stand against the government thus being labeled as a terrorist. Little is known about the masked vigilante only that he is an anarchist revolutionary trying to bring down the government and convince the people to rule themselves. In the following essay I will be doing a full analysis on the movie titled “V for Vendetta” Focusing mainly on analyzing the character “V” and also analyzing themes such as Identity, Rebellion, and Anarchism. The motive of the essay is to explain “V’s” ideals and purposes to end the essay with an explanation to why V for Vendetta has been used by libertarians and anarchists to promote their ideals. The movie “V for Vendetta” Vendetta meaning “an often prolonged series of retaliatory, vengeful, or hostile acts or exchange of such acts” revolves around the protagonist “V” V 's background and identity is largely unknown.
It all started with the Rangers as a distraction and they blow up Vince’s bridge. While both of the armies are fighting each other, Emily tries to kill Santa Anna, but he flees to join the fighting. His men and him are defeated and are forced to surrender. The Texas Army won the battle, and Santa Anna was captured and imprisoned. They held him for ransom, which is Santa Anna’s release for Texas’s independence.
The government composed directly after with one of the requests, and read the manifesto, broadcasted to the nation in French. Also after this, the FLQ ferociously murdered British trade commissioner Pierre Laporte by trying to murder a parliament member or a great importance , can be seen as an act of war itself. Local and provincial authorities could also do nothing to stop these attacks, as they did not know where the hostages were located, and needed a warrant to find out. The War Measures Act allows citizens under suspicion of involvement regarding a terrorist activity to be arrested without a warrant or explanation, and held in custody for up to 3 days without reason. The act resulted in 497 people getting arrested, 62 of those were charged and 32 of them without bail.
In 1965, a small time family with big time dreams are caught up in the biggest drug smuggling operation in United States history. The family includes Jeff and Annie Hobbitt, as well as their two children, Bobbi and Georgia Hobbitt. The Hobbitt’s smuggled drugs from Mexico on numerous occasions before Georgia was pulled over by Texas State Troopers in 1968 in which she began to believe that their big time operation was under fire; thus, her father, the chemist, began manufacturing crack cocaine. Jeff contributed to five other states for crack cocaine, his son and daughter collected the money, while transporting the merchandise back and forth from the surrounding states. Annie, the mother and wife, created a large barrier around their lab by purchasing razor wire fencing and planted numerous trees around the area for camouflage.
I believe that the prosecution built their case knowing that James Earl Ray had escaped from prison and they knew he hated black people. Then finding out later that he had obtained an illegal passport and other items, the prints on the rifle, plus statements given by witnesses. The clothes, the binoculars and the receipt that was left behind at the hotel, then later, the white Mustang that was abandoned in Georgia was enough evidence against Ray.