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São Paulo’s Answer to Drugs: Police, Tractors and Forced Treatment

Last Sunday, São Paulo authorities dramatically deployed a “new” approach to dealing with drug ...

Brazil Prisons: Where the Criminals Are the Ones Running the Show

The prison population throughout Latin America has been growing steadily for the past few ...

Human Rights Watch Blames Brazil’s Prison Overcrowding on Country’s Anti-Drug Law

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Brazil’s prison overcrowding problem in its World Report ...

Military Man Shot in Brazil After Entering Drug Lords Territory Has Died

National Force agent Hélio Vieira Andrade died at Salgado Filho Hospital in Rio, where ...

A Brazilian Senator Wonders If Regulating Pot Is the Answer

Two frightening threats are contaminating the education of our children and young people: domestic ...

Amid Poverty and Decaying Neighborhoods the Drug Business Is Thriving in Brazil

Grajaú Bus Terminal, São Paulo Capital South Region. For years, the government of São ...

Brazil’s Nova Luz: Downtown Revitalization or Cleansing Operation?

A new project launched by the São Paulo local government entitled ‘Nova Luz’ (‘New ...