The Machete

Author: Dave Donelson
Book: Heart of Diamonds: A Novel of Scandal, Love and Death in the Congo

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In this passage from Heart of Diamonds, Dr. Jaime Talon treats a wounded child. Armed militias and criminal gangs control their territories by intimidating the civilian population. Exploitation of the Congos natural resources is their true goal, which they achieve by using brutal violence to enforce their demands for money and supplies.…more

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