Items tagged with brazil

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Anti-Crack Efforts Miss Targets: Daily [14.01.2013] The government’s campaign to curb crack cocaine use that was launched late last year is failing to deliver on its targets, reports O Globo. As of the ...
Brazil debates treatment options in crack epidemic [30.12.2012] With a boom in crack use over the past decade, Brazilian authorities are struggling to stop the drug's spread, sparking a debate over the legality an ...
Ex-president slams Brazil's tough anti-drug bill [25.12.2012] A bill calling for tougher sentences for drug possession and mandatory internment of addicts in Brazil has drawn fire from ex-president Fernando Henr ...
Could drug decriminalization save Brazil’s slums? [24.10.2012] Brazil has been struggling with drug violence for years. The problem got so bad that the country passed a law in 2006 to distinguish between dealers ...
Q&A: “Pacification of favelas not a real public policy yet” [17.09.2012] The "pacification" of the favelas in this Brazilian city, aimed at driving out armed groups and fighting drug trafficking, has not yet become a fully ...
Brazil: Drug dealers say no to crack in Rio [18.08.2012] Once crack was introduced about six years ago, Mandela and the surrounding complex of shantytowns became Rio's main outdoor drug market, a "cracoland ...
Brazil Launches Campaign to Decriminalise Drug Use [12.07.2012] A host of academic, legal, health, political and social figures are joining together to back a campaign to decriminalise drug use in Brazil, as tens ...
A breakthrough in the making? [25.06.2012] Remarkable drug policy developments are taking place in Latin America. This is not only at the level of political debate, but is also reflected in ac ...
Latin America's fatal prison problem [14.05.2012] Prison riots in Venezuela. Jailbreaks in Mexico. Prison fires in Honduras. Latin America is displaying violent cases of the ails of its prison system ...
Where Is Brazil in the Global Drug Debate? [12.04.2012] At the upcoming Summit of the Americas, President Dilma has an unprecedented opportunity to contribute to building a new architecture for global drug ...
‘Pacification’ of favelas not just a media circus [16.11.2011] The "take-over" of Rocinha, one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favelas, by heavily armed police and military units was seen by some as a media spectacle ...
Slum raids in Rio de Janeiro impress [14.11.2011] The police blitzes in this Olympic city’s biggest slums are meant to show the world that Rio is winning the fight against violent drug gangs that hav ...
João Pedro Chaves Valladares Pádua [03.11.2011] João Pedro Chaves Valladares Pádua is a criminal lawyer with a master’s degree in Constitutional Law and State Theory from the PUC University in Rio ...
In booming Brazil, crack strikes late but hard [18.07.2011] About two decades after the U.S. emerged from the worst of its own crack epidemic, Brazilian authorities are watching the cheap drug spread across th ...
Brazilian demonstrations call for legal marijuana [19.06.2011] Brazilian demonstrators held marches on the weekend calling for marijuana to be legalized after the country's top court ruled the gatherings could go ...
From war on drugs to community policing in Rio [01.06.2011] Four decades after Washington declared its "war on drugs" and began to spread the doctrine south of the U.S. border, the government of the Brazilian ...
Drugs and prisons in Brazil [09.12.2010] In Brazil, possession of drugs for personal consumption is punished with educational measures and community service, not prison. In this video, a you ...
The Case of Brazil [08.12.2010] The number of people imprisoned for drug offenses in Brazil has increased over the last 20 years, but this has not affected the availability or consu ...
Drug Laws and Prisons in Brazil [03.12.2010] The number of people imprisoned for drug offenses in Brazil has increased over the last 20 years, but this has not affected the availability or consu ...
Conquering Complexo do Alemão [02.12.2010] It was a moment that residents of Rio de Janeiro thought would never come. For decades many of the city’s favelas have been ruled by drug traffickers ...
Police occupation hurts improved relations with favelas [30.11.2010] Reports of human rights abuses committed during the police and military occupation of several favelas in this Brazilian city are jeopardising local r ...
Militias in Rio de Janeiro [05.11.2010] Last month the film Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad 2) was released in Brazil. It is a sequel to the very successful 2007 film Elite Squad, a semi-fict ...
Saturation policing criminalises poverty, activists say [02.06.2010] The policy of a saturation police presence in the favelas or shantytowns that are home to around 20 percent of the population of Rio de Jnaeiro is mer ...
Crack untamed: treat users, kill the market [07.05.2010] Brazil will soon have a special police task force targeting crack-cocaine. Meanwhile, the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais proposes its own drug fight ...
Stepping away from the darkness [01.09.2009] The experiences of countries that have decriminalised drugs show that fears of explosions in drugs use are unfounded.
Too many in jail for drugs offenses in Brazil [13.08.2009] The Ministry of Justice in Brazil announced the results of research that show that there are too many people behind bars in Brazil for drug trafficki ...
Setting sights on future of drug policy [05.08.2009] Participants of the Seminar "Drugs Policies: Progresses and Retrocessions", held in Rio de Janeiro by Viva Rio and the Federal University of Rio de J ...
Drug Policy and the Courts: A Brazilian experience [01.08.2009] This report is a personal response from the author on the issue of Drug Policy and The Courts. A year ago, in the author’s professional practice, he ...
Mixed reviews for ‘community policing’ in slums [21.05.2009] The police, who used to shoot first and ask questions later in Santa Marta, a Rio de Janeiro shantytown, are now getting on well with the local commu ...
Tráfico de drogas e Constituição [01.03.2009] This study commissioned by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice underlines the disparity that exists between the depenalization of drug use and the incr ...
Characterization of the crack cocaine culture in the city of São Paulo: a controlled pattern of use [01.07.2008] In the city of São Paulo, the culture of crack use has undergone considerable changes over these 11 years since it was first described. The sociodemo ...
'Paco' Under Scrutiny [01.10.2006] Based on two studies carried out in the cities of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, this report examines the origin, characteristics and impact of the exp ...
Therapeutic Use of Cannabis by Crack Addicts in Brazil [01.10.1999] This study ensued from clinical observations based on spontaneous accounts by crack abusers undergoing their first psychiatric assessment, where they ...

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