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Tag: Cracolândia

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 Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the eyes of the world on Rocinha for the past week, many in Brazil are now also looking at what's going on in the favela communities in the country’s biggest...
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...

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