Maras

Maras
Author: Thomas C. Bruneau,Lucía Dammert,Elizabeth Skinner
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2011-12-01
ISBN: 0292742436
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maras Book Excerpt:

Sensational headlines have publicized the drug trafficking, brutal violence, and other organized crime elements associated with Central America’s mara gangs, but there have been few clear-eyed analyses of the history, hierarchies, and future of the mara phenomenon. The first book to look specifically at the Central American gang problem by drawing on the perspectives of researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds, Maras: Gang Violence and Security in Central America provides much-needed insight. These essays trace the development of the gangs, from Mara Salvatrucha to the 18th Street Gang, in Los Angeles and their spread to El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua as the result of members’ deportation to Central America; there, they account for high homicide rates and threaten the democratic stability of the region. With expertise in areas ranging from political science to law enforcement and human rights, the contributors also explore the spread of mara violence in the United States. Their findings comprise a complete documentation that spans sexualized violence, case studies of individual gangs, economic factors, varied responses to gang violence, the use of intelligence gathering, the limits of state power, and the role of policy makers. Raising crucial questions for a wide readership, these essays are sure to spark productive international dialogues.

The Construction of the Maras

The Construction of the Maras
Author: Antonia Does
Publsiher: Graduate Institute Publications
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-09-12
ISBN: 2940503354
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Construction of the Maras Book Excerpt:

High levels of crime and violence in Central America’s northern triangle are a major preoccupation of politicians, policy-makers and citizens. Public authorities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala have sought repressive measures to increase public safety and to contain such violence, for which youth gangs (maras) are principally held responsible. Substantiated by interviews with key stakeholders in Geneva, Switzerland, this desk review offers a comprehensive understanding of the motivations and the intended effects behind the suppressive strategies of the respective governments. Viewing the gang phenomenon through the lens of securitization theory allows for a new understanding of how the maras are dealt with. This paper also traces how the concerned states have shaped a certain construction of these gangs and reveals a blurred line between the political and the security sectors. The analysis finds that interests other than combatting a security threat, as well as the particular historical and societal contexts of the three countries, decisively influence how the maras issue is addressed.

Maras

Maras
Author: Isabel Muñoz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gang members
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Still a Legend

Still a Legend
Author: Harvey Rosenfeld
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2002-09-01
ISBN: 059524615X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Still a Legend Book Excerpt:

In 1961 Roger Maris made Baseball history by hitting 61 home runs...and beating the great Babe Ruth's record. Yet he's still on the outside of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Has his time finally come? Did Maris earn his "title to fame?"

Plant Inventory

Plant Inventory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1951
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Germplasm resources, Plant
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Violence in a Post conflict Context

Violence in a Post conflict Context
Author: Caroline O. N. Moser,Cathy McIlwaine
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN: 9780821348369
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violence in a Post conflict Context Book Excerpt:

Annotation This publications addresses the perceptions of violence by the people living in poor communities in Guatemala. It provides the results of a participatory study of violence conducted in urban low-income communities.

Professional Journal of the United States Army

Professional Journal of the United States Army
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Military art and science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Military Review

Military Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Military art and science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2003-10-14
ISBN: 083482423X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols is a portal into the rich, multifaceted, and profound symbolism of Tibetan sacred art. Robert Beer provides a deep and encompassing insight into the vast array of symbols and attributes that appear within the complex iconography of Tibetan Buddhism. The succinct descriptions that accompany his detailed line drawings reveal the origins, meanings, and functions of these symbols. Beer unravels the multiple layers of symbolism and meaning contained within the iconography, affording the reader a panoramic vision into the deeper dimensions of this sacred art. Drawn largely from Beer's monumental work The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs, the meticulous brush drawings in this book depict all of the major Buddhist symbols and motifs, including the various groups of auspicious symbols; cosmological symbols; natural and mythical animals, such as the dragon, garuda, and makara; the entire assembly of ritual tantric implements and weapons; magical and wrathful symbols; handheld emblems, attributes, and plants; esoteric Vajrayana offerings; and mudras, or ritual hand gestures.

Annual Report Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota

Annual Report   Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota
Author: Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1877
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Botany
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Report

Report
Author: University of Minnesota. Board of Regents
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1877
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Report Book Excerpt:

The report for 1870/1871 includes "An alphabetical catalogue" of the library, and later reports include "List of books added" up to .

Biennial Report

Biennial Report
Author: University of Minnesota. Board of regents
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1876
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Report of the Board of Regents

Report of the Board of Regents
Author: University of Minnesota
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1877
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Report of the Board of Regents Book Excerpt:

Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to the Governor for the Fiscal Year Ending

Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to the Governor for the Fiscal Year Ending
Author: University of Minnesota. Board of Regents
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1876
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Kara Richards

Kara Richards
Author: C. S. Eubank
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2015-06-26
ISBN: 1504919076
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kara Richards Book Excerpt:

Enter a magical realm where the battle between white and black magic lies in the hands of a group of unlikely teens. Kara Richards thought she had a normal life until she developed powers of vision and telepathy upon her thirteenth birthday. To complicate matters, her long-lost aunt arrives to take her to an island to join other teens with special skills similar to her own. She soon learns she is to be the one to lead the battle against good and evil. Among the evil forces Kara and her friends will battle, Tallemar is the worst and considered the King of Evil.

Snuffing Out the Moon

Snuffing Out the Moon
Author: Osama Siddique
Publsiher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-07-13
ISBN: 9386651556
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snuffing Out the Moon Book Excerpt:

2084 bce: In the great city of Mohenjodaro, along the banks of the Indus, a young man named Prkaa becomes increasingly mistrustful of the growing authority of a cult of priests. 455 ce: In the fabled university city of Takshasilla, Buddhamitra, a monk, is distressed by how his colleagues seem to have lost sight of the essence of the Buddha's message of compassion. 1620 ce: During the reign of the Mughal emperor Jahangir, a pair of itinerant fortune seekers endeavour to swindle the patrician elite, only to find themselves utterly disillusioned. 1857 ce: Mir Sahib, a wandering minstrel, traverses the realms of human deception even as a rebellion against the British Raj is advancing across India. 2009 ce: In contemporary Lahore, the widow Rafiya Begum navigates legal complexities in order to secure her rights and fend off predatory charlatans. 2084 ce: A scholar revisits the known history of the cataclysmic events that led to world domination by ruthless international water conglomerates. Across epochs and civilizations, these are intensely personal journeys that investigate the legitimacy of religion and authority, and chronicle the ascent of dissent. Snuffing Out the Moon is a dazzling debut novel that is at once a cry for freedom and a call for resistance.

Inscriptions of the Iron Age

Inscriptions of the Iron Age
Author: John David Hawkins
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN: 3110804204
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inscriptions of the Iron Age Book Excerpt:

This is an edition of the Hieroglyphic inscriptions of the Late Hittite states of Turkey and Syria. These inscriptions, surviving largely on stone, include monuments of kings to their reigns and works as well as the humbler memorials of subordinates. A few precious survivals of documents in the form of lead strips give us a different type of document: letters and economic texts. Recent discoveries have improved the decipherment and understanding of these inscriptions to a point where new and comprehensive translations can be offered, and the presentation of this in English will make them available for the first time to the wide audience of the English-speaking world. At the same time we are in a position to present more reliable texts than those which have appeared in editions hitherto regarded as standard.

Territories of Violence

Territories of Violence
Author: Lirio Gutiérrez Rivera
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2013-05-21
ISBN: 1137027959
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Territories of Violence Book Excerpt:

This book examines the persistence of social violence and public insecurity in Honduras. Using a spatial perspective, the author looks at the Honduran state's security polices - known as Mano Dura - and the challenges authorities face. She points to the state's historical difficulty producing and ordering political territory and space.

A M

 A M
Author: William R Garren
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Indonesia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gazetteer of Indonesia

Gazetteer of Indonesia
Author: William R. Garren
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1529
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Indonesia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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