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24-Seven, Crack in Brazil - 04 Apr 2012
24-Seven, Crack in Brazil - 04 Apr 2012
BRAZIL-CRACK/
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April 03, 2012
A drug user consumes crack in the old center of Salvador da Bahia March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities...
SALVADOR DA BAHIA, Brazil
To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/
A drug user consumes crack in the old center of Salvador da Bahia March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 19, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 1 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN, CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
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April 03, 2012
A drug user consumes crack in the old center of Salvador da Bahia March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities...
SALVADOR DA BAHIA, Brazil
To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/
A drug user consumes crack in the old center of Salvador da Bahia March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 19, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 2 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN - CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
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April 04, 2012
A drug trafficker shows a rock of crack in the old center of Salvador da Bahia March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian...
SALVADOR DA BAHIA, Brazil
To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/
A drug trafficker shows a rock of crack in the old center of Salvador da Bahia March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 19, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 3 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN - CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
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April 04, 2012
A drug user consumes crack in the old center of Salvador da Bahia March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities...
SALVADOR DA BAHIA, Brazil
To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/
A drug user consumes crack in the old center of Salvador da Bahia March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 19, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 5 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN - CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30B8Y
April 04, 2012
Crack addicts consume the drug on a street in Sao Paulo March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/
Crack addicts consume the drug on a street in Sao Paulo March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 19, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 7 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN, CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
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April 04, 2012
A combination picture shows a street in Sao Paulo during the day (L) and at night March 19, 2012. Many...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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A combination picture shows a street in Sao Paulo during the day (L) and at night March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 19, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 6 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN, CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
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April 04, 2012
Crack addicts smoke under a bridge in the center of Belo Horizonte March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities...
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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Crack addicts smoke under a bridge in the center of Belo Horizonte March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 19, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Washington Alves (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 8 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN, CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30B90
April 04, 2012
Crack addicts smoke along a bridge in the center of Belo Horizonte March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities...
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/
Crack addicts smoke along a bridge in the center of Belo Horizonte March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 19, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Washington Alves (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 9 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN, CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30B92
April 04, 2012
Drug users consume crack in a neighborhood of Curitiba March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have...
Curitiba, Brazil
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Drug users consume crack in a neighborhood of Curitiba March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 19, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 10 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN, CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30A5M
April 03, 2012
Crack addicts smoke under a bridge in the center of Belo Horizonte March 19, 2012. Demand for cocaine...
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Crack addicts smoke under a bridge in the center of Belo Horizonte
Crack addicts smoke under a bridge in the center of Belo Horizonte March 19, 2012. Demand for cocaine has soared along with the economy over the past decade and fueled an abundant supply of crack now ensnaring thousands of new addicts. With nowhere else to go, legions of the addicted roam city centers across Brazil, many of them venues chosen to showcase Brazil's ascendance during the 2014 World Cup and the Olympic Games of 2016. REUTERS/Washington Alves (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30B94
April 04, 2012
Crack addicts smoke under a bridge in the center of Belo Horizonte March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities...
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/
Crack addicts smoke under a bridge in the center of Belo Horizonte March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 19, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Washington Alves (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 12 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN, CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30B93
April 04, 2012
Crack addicts quarrel on a street in Sao Paulo March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/
Crack addicts quarrel on a street in Sao Paulo March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 19, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 11 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN, CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
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April 03, 2012
Crack addicts stand around on a street in Sao Paulo March 18, 2012. Demand for cocaine has soared along...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Crack addicts stand around on a street in Sao Paulo
Crack addicts stand around on a street in Sao Paulo March 18, 2012. Demand for cocaine has soared along with the economy over the past decade and fueled an abundant supply of crack now ensnaring thousands of new addicts. With nowhere else to go, legions of the addicted roam city centers across Brazil, many of them venues chosen to showcase Brazil's ascendance during the 2014 World Cup and the Olympic Games of 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30A4Z
April 03, 2012
A young crack addict consumes the drug on a street in Sao Paulo March 20, 2012. Demand for cocaine has...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
A young crack addict consumes the drug on a street in Sao Paulo
A young crack addict consumes the drug on a street in Sao Paulo March 20, 2012. Demand for cocaine has soared along with the economy over the past decade and fueled an abundant supply of crack now ensnaring thousands of new addicts. With nowhere else to go, legions of the addicted roam city centers across Brazil, many of them venues chosen to showcase Brazil's ascendance during the 2014 World Cup and the Olympic Games of 2016. Picture taken March 20. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30B96
April 04, 2012
Crack consumers gather in the Jacare neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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Crack consumers gather in the Jacare neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 19, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 13 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN, CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30A7F
April 03, 2012
A pregnant crack dealer counts her money on a street in Sao Paulo March 18, 2012. Demand for cocaine...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
A pregnant crack dealer counts her money on a street in Sao Paulo
A pregnant crack dealer counts her money on a street in Sao Paulo March 18, 2012. Demand for cocaine has soared along with the economy over the past decade and fueled an abundant supply of crack now ensnaring thousands of new addicts. With nowhere else to go, legions of the addicted roam city centers across Brazil, many of them venues chosen to showcase Brazil's ascendance during the 2014 World Cup and the Olympic Games of 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL)
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30B97
April 04, 2012
A pregnant crack dealer counts her money on a street in Sao Paulo March 18, 2012. Many Brazilian cities...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/
A pregnant crack dealer counts her money on a street in Sao Paulo March 18, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 18, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 14 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN, CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30B98
April 04, 2012
Women consume crack in downtown Manaus March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands,"...
Manaus, Brazil
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Women consume crack in downtown Manaus March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 19, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Bruno Kelly (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 15 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN, CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30A71
April 03, 2012
Crack consumers gather in the Gloria neighborhood of in Rio de Janeiro March 19, 2012. Demand for cocaine...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Crack consumers gather in the Gloria neighborhood of in Rio de Janeiro
Crack consumers gather in the Gloria neighborhood of in Rio de Janeiro March 19, 2012. Demand for cocaine has soared along with the economy over the past decade and fueled an abundant supply of crack now ensnaring thousands of new addicts. With nowhere else to go, legions of the addicted roam city centers across Brazil, many of them venues chosen to showcase Brazil's ascendance during the 2014 World Cup and the Olympic Games of 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30B9A
April 04, 2012
Crack addicts consume the drug on a street in Sao Paulo March 20, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/
Crack addicts consume the drug on a street in Sao Paulo March 20, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 20, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 17 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN, CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30A7C
April 03, 2012
Crack addicts consume the drug on a street in Sao Paulo March 20, 2012. Demand for cocaine has soared...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Crack addicts consume the drug on a street in Sao Paulo
Crack addicts consume the drug on a street in Sao Paulo March 20, 2012. Demand for cocaine has soared along with the economy over the past decade and fueled an abundant supply of crack now ensnaring thousands of new addicts. With nowhere else to go, legions of the addicted roam city centers across Brazil, many of them venues chosen to showcase Brazil's ascendance during the 2014 World Cup and the Olympic Games of 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30B9B
April 04, 2012
A man smokes crack in the Manguinhos neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/
A man smokes crack in the Manguinhos neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 19, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 18 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN, CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30A6S
April 03, 2012
Crack addicts consume the drug on a street in Sao Paulo March 19, 2012. Demand for cocaine has soared...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Crack addicts consume the drug on a street in Sao Paulo
Crack addicts consume the drug on a street in Sao Paulo March 19, 2012. Demand for cocaine has soared along with the economy over the past decade and fueled an abundant supply of crack now ensnaring thousands of new addicts. With nowhere else to go, legions of the addicted roam city centers across Brazil, many of them venues chosen to showcase Brazil's ascendance during the 2014 World Cup and the Olympic Games of 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30A6X
April 03, 2012
Crack addicts consume the drug on a street in Sao Paulo March 20, 2012. Demand for cocaine has soared...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Crack addicts consume the drug on a street in Sao Paulo
Crack addicts consume the drug on a street in Sao Paulo March 20, 2012. Demand for cocaine has soared along with the economy over the past decade and fueled an abundant supply of crack now ensnaring thousands of new addicts. With nowhere else to go, legions of the addicted roam city centers across Brazil, many of them venues chosen to showcase Brazil's ascendance during the 2014 World Cup and the Olympic Games of 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30B9E
April 04, 2012
Crack consumers gather in the Gloria neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/
Crack consumers gather in the Gloria neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 19, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 20 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN, CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30B9F
April 04, 2012
A drug user smokes crack in the old center of Salvador da Bahia March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities...
SALVADOR DA BAHIA, Brazil
To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/
A drug user smokes crack in the old center of Salvador da Bahia March 19, 2012. Many Brazilian cities now have their own "cracklands," areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Sociologists, health experts, and law enforcement officials all agree that crack use is a rapidly growing problem that puts Brazil squarely in the center of the international drug trade, just a few years ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Picture taken March 19, 2012. To match Feature BRAZIL-CRACK/ REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 21 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE '24-SEVEN, CRACK IN BRAZIL'
BRAZIL-CRACK/
RTR30A55
April 03, 2012
A policeman pulls a gun on crack addicts during a raid on a street in Sao Paulo March 20, 2012. Demand...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
A policeman pulls a gun on crack addicts during a raid on a street in Sao Paulo
A policeman pulls a gun on crack addicts during a raid on a street in Sao Paulo March 20, 2012. Demand for cocaine has soared along with the economy over the past decade and fueled an abundant supply of crack now ensnaring thousands of new addicts. With nowhere else to go, legions of the addicted roam city centers across Brazil, many of them venues chosen to showcase Brazil's ascendance during the 2014 World Cup and the Olympic Games of 2016. Picture taken March 20. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
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