Carta Capital (Brazillian News Magazine)

It was not so Different

by Edward Grace, September 6, 2011

Americans are naturally fascinated with the explosion of crack cocaine consumption in Brazil, where the number of users is near 600,000, according to the Brazilian Federal Government.

The end of the 80’s crack epidemic left scars in the United States and the increase of “Cracolandias” in Brazil [places where users gather to smoke crack] and a series of news articles in publications such as the Los Angeles Times and the Miami Herald is not a mere coincidence.

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