Items tagged with brazil and crack

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Inside Crackland: the open-air drug market that São Paulo just can’t kick [27.11.2017] The brazen drug scene of Cracolândia is unlike nearly anything in any city in the world – hundreds and sometimes thousands of addicts, congregating o ...
Why João Doria’s war on drugs is doomed [12.07.2017] When São Paulo Mayor João Doria set out to fulfil a campaign promise and rid the city of its cracolândia (crackland), an area that was home to a grou ...
Wrecking to ‘revitalise’: São Paulo expels drug users and razes buildings, claiming public safety [16.06.2017] On May 21, 500 civil and military police descended on the downtown neighbourhood where, since the late 1990s, hundreds to thousands of crack-cocaine ...
São Paulo’s drug policies are working – will the new mayor kill them? [20.10.2016] A harm-reduction approach, De Braços Abertos (“With Open Arms”), to homeless crack use in São Paulo’s city centre hangs in the balance. For over two ...
The interplay between drug-use behaviors, settings, and access to care [14.08.2015] Despite the growing attention surrounding crack cocaine use in Brazil, little is understood about crack users’ histories, use patterns and the interp ...
Is São Paulo's drug treatment program working? [21.01.2015] Authorities say crack use has dropped 80 percent in São Paulo's notorious "Crackland" district since the implementation of With Open Arms ("De Braços ...
Controversial São Paulo project offers jobs to crack addicts in Cracolândia [28.10.2014] On a mild winter morning in São Paulo, two dozen people pick up brooms and rubbish bins from a warehouse. They wear blue jumpsuits with a De Braços A ...
Crack cocaine is king in Brazil: What Sao Paulo is doing about it [25.04.2014] São Paulo's Cracolândia has been here for 15 years. Its population hovered around 1,500. The city recently took over a collection of flophouses aroun ...
Crack cocaine users: New data from Brazil [15.10.2013] Last September, the Brazilian Ministries of Health and Justice presented data of two key surveys – “Estimated number of crack and similar drug users ...
Brazil state launches crack rehabilitation program [08.05.2013] Sao Paulo State expanded its attack on crack cocaine by unveiling a program that will provide about $650 a month in subsidies for the rehabilitation ...
Cracolândia: the crack capital of Brazil where addicts are forced to seek help [08.05.2013] With Brazil gripped by a crack epidemic, the authorities have launched a series of controversial initiatives. Since the start of last year, São Paulo ...
Cannabis to substitute crack [22.04.2013] The mayor of Bogota has recently proposed a pilot scheme with crack cocaine addicts to explore the substitution of crack made of cocaine base paste ( ...
Drugs in Brazil: Cracking up [05.04.2013] São Paulo’s Cracolândia was Brazil’s first and is still its biggest. It is home to 2,000 addicts. But most Brazilian cities now have similar district ...
UN concerned by arbitrary arrests in Brazil [27.03.2013] The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention voiced concern about the rising number of arbitrary arrests in Brazil, which has one of the h ...
Forced treatment for Brazil crack addicts [25.02.2013] The city of Rio de Janeiro has begun a program of involuntary hospitalization for crack users, one month after Brazil’s biggest city São Paulo began ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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