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By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This month marks the fourth anniversary of Rio de Janeiro’s inaugural Police Pacification Unit (Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, or UPP), installed in the Santa Marta favela community on December...
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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