Rio Seeks R$4B to Fight Crack: Daily

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 federal project launched last week by President Dilma Rousseff.

"We will join the federal government's plan and we will be making our requests soon. The funds will help us open more . . .

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