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  1. Is São Paulo's drug treatment program working?

    21 Enero 2015
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    Authorities say crack use has dropped 80 percent in São Paulo's notorious "Crackland" district since the implementation of With Open Arms ("De Braços Abertos"), a government-sponsored drug treatment program initiated in January 2014, reported a municipal government office in São Paulo. But there are reasons to doubt the initiative's reported success.

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    Las víctimas olvidadas de la guerra a las drogas

    Amira Armenta
    08 Abril 2013

    Así las llamó un reciente reportaje de la BBC sobre las condiciones de vida -¿vida?- de los habitantes del Bronx, un barrio de Bogotá. Son los consumidores problemáticos y marginados, abandonados a su suerte. El Gobierno central y local están tomando medidas para enfrentar el problema. ¿Qué resultados se pueden esperar?

  3. UN concerned by arbitrary arrests in Brazil

    27 Marzo 2013
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    The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention voiced concern about the rising number of arbitrary arrests in Brazil, which has one of the highest prison populations in the world with around 550,000 persons, 217,000 (about 40%) of whom are in pre-trial detention. They also expressed serious concerns regarding the arrests and compulsory confinement of drug addicts due to forthcoming major events such as the Soccer World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016. (See: Prison overcrowding in Brazil)