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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Archaeologists have discovered an astonishing stash of powerful drugs in a 1,000-year-old leather pouch buried in a cave deep in the Bolivian Andes. The pouch, made from three foxes’ snouts...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Federal Police in Brazil along with the country’s Naval Patrol Group have uncovered a very unusual way for drug traffickers to transport their drugs to the European continent from...
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 William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities in Brazil have arrested 23 people and seized 3.7 tons of cocaine in the port of Santos, on the southern side of São Paulo. Military police say that the...
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 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 Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Policing has been stepped up in Rocinha following the discovery of three male bodies in the early hours of Monday after a bout of intense gun fire....
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...

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