MONEY, GREED, BETRAYAL,CORRUPTION, AND FINALLY JUSTICE Alfred Curran is the sole heir to the Sangre de Cristo agricultural empire. When he returns to run it he realizes it is a corrupt feudal state. Before he can uncover the culprits he goes to Mexico where his car plunges over a cliff and he is left for dead. Peasants find his mutilated body and take him to clinic funded by drug money where the doctor in charge reconstructs his mutilated face. Curran has lost his memory and before he recovers it he and the doctor are arrested and thrown into the living hell of Los Altos Prison. When Curran recovers his memory and escapes from Los Altos he discovers that he has been framed for murder and that his wife and land have been stolen. He assumes a new identity and returns to the Sangre for revenge. He finds redemption and the woman he loves.
Drawing on cases from electricity distribution and other infrastructure industries, and from experiences spanning Asia, Africa and Latin America, this book examines new business models to bring basic utility services to the four billion people comprising the base of the socio-economic pyramid. Access to utilities is key for achieving economic growth and improving the lives of citizens worldwide. Throughout the world, people continue to suffer severe electricity shortages and lack potable water. Contributors to this work, who include academics and practitioners from the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, USAID, the AES Corporation and several academic institutions, show that acc...
The idea that market mechanisms can mobilize social change by engaging the poor in win-win scenarios is gaining increased world attention. Companies, social sector organizations, and development agencies are all beginning to glean the potential that lies among the world's poorest people, both as an untapped productive force and a neglected consumer market. This book aims to demonstrate how the private sector can become part of the solution of poverty. In this study, the authors assess market initiatives in Iberoamerica by large corporations, cooperatives, small and medium enterprises, and nonprofit organizations. A task force drawing on nine teams of researchers from various business schools and universities in nine countries examined 33 experiences, seeking to uncover "what's needed" for building new business value chains that help move people out of poverty.
This book examines the different ways companies can develop and design social innovation. Combining technological and social perspectives, the contributors present emerging research on social innovation from different sectors such as entrepreneurship, education and energy. Collectively, the authors demonstrate the ways in which social innovation can drive sustainability and development in regions around the world. All societies are characterized by their political, economic and social institutions, as well as by how they utilize technology. The social innovations with the highest importance are those which modify existing institutions or create new ones, and based on their magnitude, they ca...
The presence of youngsters on the streets of Caracas embodies social contradictions at the national level, and this book discusses how these contradictions are played out in an oil-producing nation afflicted with hyperinflation generalized corruption, the deterioration of public services, increasing poverty, and violence. Vivid life stories told by street children themselves portray their relations with family and friends, as well as with people they encounter: police officers, journalists, social workers, and passersby at their local hangouts. The book also describes and analyzes the justice system and institutions for minors, illustrating the constant failures to respond to, contain, or lessen youth violence.
The Editor thinks that children will readily forgive him for publishing another Fairy Book. We have had the Blue, the Red, the Green, and here is the Yellow. If children are pleased, and they are so kind as to say that they are pleased, the Editor does not care very much for what other people may say.
juan y Antonio deciden dejar sus estudios, pero al pasar por la ciudad de Bolonia en la universidad de ah�, deciden continuar sus estudios, y toda la gente los tiene como buenos mozos. Ellos escuchan mucho acerca de una damisela llamada Cornelia Bentibolli.La se�ora Cornelia es una de las novelas cortas que contiene la obra de Miguel de Cervantesllamada "Novelas ejemplares". Re�ne elementos de la novela bizantina, aunque al mismo tiempo critica impl�citamente algunos aspectos de esta �ltima.