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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....
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The deadly and highly addictive drug, oxi, a mix of cocaine paste, gasoline, kerosene, quicklime and, in some cases, cement and sulfuric acid, has reached Niterói in Rio de Janeiro. During...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A documentary about reforming Brazil's drug policy hits Brazilian theaters this week. The film is about former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso's worldwide advocacy for a new view on...
By Samuel Elliott Novacich, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last week the Brazilian Federal Government inaugurated the country’s first Integrated Border Management Office (Gabinete de Gestão Integrada de Fronteira, GGI-F) during an event at Iguazu Falls, in the...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It looks like crack, but it is much cheaper, four times more lethal and called “oxi” or “oxidado” (rust). It's a cocaine derivative, just like crack, but it contains...
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – When I was a younger man, in the Eighties, crack was the new drug that swept over the U.S. like the plague. Then crystal methamphetamine became an epidemic in the Nineties starting on...
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