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  1. More South America teens using cocaine: Report

    04 May 2015
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    The Organization of American States' (OAS) latest drug consumption report highlights shifting trends in drug use among youths in the Western Hemisphere. One noteworthy trend is changing cocaine consumption among high school students in South America, when compared to the United States -- the region's largest overall drug consumer. While cocaine use among US high school students has declined since peaking in 1998, consumption in South America has increased, most notably in Argentina and Uruguay, and less so in other nations like Chile and Brazil.

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    Drogas: um novo olhar

    Ilona Szabó de Carvalho e Pedro Abramovay
    08 January 2015
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    Não se falou em política de drogas nos debates do segundo turno das eleições presidenciais. O Brasil, de modo atípico, tem ficado para trás. O custo do atraso é claro: temos o mais alto número de homicídios do mundo e somos o terceiro maior encarcerador do planeta. Enquanto isso, drogas estão mais baratas e acessíveis e o consumo só faz aumentar. Essa política fracassou. E é possível mudar. (Governo descarta debater liberação das drogas, diz Cardozo)

  3. Where Is Brazil in the Global Drug Debate?

    Ilona Szabo
    12 April 2012
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    At the upcoming Summit of the Americas, President Dilma has an unprecedented opportunity to contribute to building a new architecture for global drug policy. She can make a decisive break with the past. A new approach would emphasize public health, social justice and cultures of peace rather than repression, enforcement and war. If Brazil is to consolidate its international legitimacy and position as promoter of human rights, it needs to adopt more humane policies back home.