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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A week after a major police operation in the central region of São Paulo, known as Cracolândia (Crackland), drug users are said to be slowly returning to area, strengthening the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study by the Centre of Information and Management of Rio de Janeiro Drugs shows that nearly half of the crack users that visit treatment centers in the state are...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Residents of Vila dos Pinheiros and Vila do João, favela communities in the massive Zona Norte (North Zone) Complexo da Maré neighborhood, are preparing for the establishment of a...
Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The governor of São Paulo state, Geraldo Alckmin, said on Thursday that R$1,350 in government subsidies will be provided monthly to addiction centers to treat each individual drug users for six months....
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – In an attempt to tackle Brazil’s growing crack epidemic, the city of Rio de Janeiro has begun a program of involuntary hospitalization for users, one month after Brazil’s biggest city São...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff said Monday that the government had made strides in stemming the flow of drugs, arms and other contraband through Brazil's long and porous border. During the past year...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government’s campaign to curb crack cocaine use that was launched late last year is failing to deliver on its targets. As of the start 2013, the program Entitled...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Brazil is the world's second largest consumer of cocaine and crack, behind only the United States, and accounting for twenty percent of the worldwide market for cocaine and its derivatives, according...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio's Department of Social Assistance is requesting some R$4 billion of federal money to put towards the city’s fight against growing crack consumption and addiction. The funds will come from a...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday, the government launched a R$4 billion initiative to combat Brazil’s ongoing problem with crack cocaine, focusing on the three key areas of care, prevention and authority....
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