Tag: Drugs

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the early hours of Monday (August 21st) members of Brazil’s armed forces, police and national force simultaneously entered seven of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favelas complexes, with arrest...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The non-governmental group Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated in its latest Global Report that the overcrowding in Brazilian prisons and the high number of extrajudicial killings at the hands of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the increase of regional organized crime, whose operations have reached many countries at once, government representatives from Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay met this week to devise...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Court in brazil is expected to vote this month if the country will decriminalize the possession of drugs and the cultivation of plants for personal use. The Supreme...
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 Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Niterói, the sister city to Rio de Janeiro across the bay, a brazen gang of armed men attacked a hospital to free a reported criminal associate. Brazilian news...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Government news agency, Agência Brasil, reported that since the Army's occupation of the Complexo da Maré favela community in Rio last March (three months before the World Cup), the "pacification...
By George Utley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An off-duty agent of the French Federal Police was released from prison on Sunday morning, having been arrested in the center of Rio the previous night for possession of around...

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