Items tagged with brazil

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Drug Decriminalisation Across the World [31.12.2030] The criminalisation of people who use drugs compounds drug-related challenges and worsens health and welfare outcomes. Across the world, there is a g ...
Reputation, revenue at stake as Brazil weighs legalization of cannabis cultivation [18.09.2020] Brazil has fast-tracked a draft law that would legalize the cultivation of medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp. South America’s largest economy le ...
Bill proposes the cultivation of medical cannabis and industrial hemp in Brazil [19.08.2020] The cannabis sector is heating up for a big start in Brazil. Deputy Paulo Teixeira (PT-SP) handed over the proposed law 399/2015, which legalizes the ...
Individual imports of cannabis continue to grow in Brazil [05.08.2020] The cumulative number of authorizations for individual patients in Brazil to import nonregistered medical cannabis products reached 18,650 at the end ...
'Instead of doctors, they send police to kill us': locked-down Rio faces deadly raids [18.05.2020] Police operations and body bags are nothing new to Rio, where state police killed a record 1,810 people last year, nearly five a day. But with the ci ...
‘License to Kill’: Inside Rio’s record year of police killings [18.05.2020] Officially, the police in Brazil are allowed to use lethal force only to confront an imminent threat. But an analysis of four dozen police killings i ...
Brazil's health regulatory agency approves sale of first marijuana-based product [23.04.2020] Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) approved the registration of the first cannabis-based product in the country. Cannabidiol oil m ...
Peruvian coca farmers to Paris pushers, coronavirus upends global narcotics trade [22.04.2020] The coronavirus outbreak has upended industries across the globe. The international narcotics trade has not been spared. From the cartel badlands alo ...
Smokable cocaine markets in Latin America and the Caribbean [01.03.2020] The smokable cocaine market was established decades ago, and is definitely not a new phenomenon. Rather than disappear, it is undergoing a slow expan ...
Rio violence: Police killings reach record high in 2019 [23.01.2020] The number of police killings in Rio de Janeiro reached a record high last year, officials say, amid controversial hardline measures to tackle violen ...
Brazil [31.12.2019] Overview of drug laws and legislative trends in Brazil. Trend Brazil is debating reform of current drug legislation. Changes to the Criminal Code are ...
Brazilian court decision could encourage other cannabis companies to seek approval for cultivation [06.12.2019] After Brazil’s health authority shelved a proposal on domestic cannabis cultivation, a court decided in the opposite direction, allowing – for the fi ...
Brazil approves cannabis-based products sold in pharmacies [04.12.2019] Brazil’s national health agency (ANVISA) approved new rules for the registration of cannabis-based products for medicinal purposes in the country, au ...
‘They came to kill.’ Almost 5 die daily at hands of Rio police [26.05.2019] Shooting from helicopters, armored personnel carriers or at close range, police officers in Rio de Janeiro have gunned down 558 people during the fir ...
‘They have free rein’: Rio residents fear police violence under far-right rule [17.05.2019] During campaigning last year, Rio’s new, far-right governor, Wilson Witzel, promised a “slaughter” of gun-toting drug gangsters using helicopters and ...
Medicinal cannabis policies and practices around the world [24.04.2018] Although cannabis remains a prohibited substance worldwide, in recent decades a series of political, legislative and judicial processes in various pa ...
Unfazed by Brazil's army, Rio drug gangs willing to wait out occupation [24.04.2018] Leaders of Rio de Janeiro's heavily armed drug gangs agree on at least one thing with the head of Brazil's army: An ongoing military intervention can ...
Police probe of Brazilian marijuana researcher sparks protests [08.03.2018] A police investigation targeting Brazil’s most prominent marijuana researcher has ignited a wave of protest among scientists. They say that the move ...
Inside Crackland: the open-air drug market that São Paulo just can’t kick [27.11.2017] The brazen drug scene of Cracolândia is unlike nearly anything in any city in the world – hundreds and sometimes thousands of addicts, congregating o ...
Inside Paraguay's illegal cannabis plantations [25.11.2017] Eighty percent of cannabis produced in Paraguay is smuggled to Brazil, according to data from Paraguay's National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD). Thre ...
Brazil must legalise drugs – its existing policy just destroys lives [15.11.2017] The war raging in Rocinha, Latin America’s largest favela, has already been lost. Rooted in a dispute between gangs for control of drug trafficking, ...
What LatAm cities can learn from the failures of Brazil's UPP policing model [01.08.2017] Community policing has become the go-to security strategy in the Americas. But as the case of the Rio de Janeiro's "pacification" policing experiment ...
Death toll mounts in Rio de Janeiro as police lose control of the city – and of themselves [17.07.2017] Even in Brazil, where homicides are really common, Rio de Janeiro’s crime rate is stunning. It is now impossible not to notice that the city’s Police ...
Why João Doria’s war on drugs is doomed [12.07.2017] When São Paulo Mayor João Doria set out to fulfil a campaign promise and rid the city of its cracolândia (crackland), an area that was home to a grou ...
Wrecking to ‘revitalise’: São Paulo expels drug users and razes buildings, claiming public safety [16.06.2017] On May 21, 500 civil and military police descended on the downtown neighbourhood where, since the late 1990s, hundreds to thousands of crack-cocaine ...
Brazil Supreme Court judge calls for drugs legalisation to beat gangs [11.02.2017] A Brazilian Supreme Court justice called for the legalization of marijuana and even cocaine to undo the growing power of drug gangs behind a wave of ...
São Paulo’s drug policies are working – will the new mayor kill them? [20.10.2016] A harm-reduction approach, De Braços Abertos (“With Open Arms”), to homeless crack use in São Paulo’s city centre hangs in the balance. For over two ...
Cannabis in Latin America and the Caribbean [15.09.2016] Cannabis (or marihuana) is one of the most widely consumed psychoactive substances in the world. According to the United Nations World Drug Report, 1 ...
Ten years of drug policy failure in Brazil [27.08.2016] Ten years ago this week, Brazil passed a law intended to distinguish dangerous drug traffickers from simple drug users. By replacing jail sentences f ...
Beyond Olympic glow, a vicious drug war rages in Rio [10.08.2016] In the shadow of the Olympics, a slow-burning war between drug gangs and the nation’s security forces is taking place. As the casualties mount in the ...
What can be learned from Brazil’s “pacification” police model? [10.03.2016] When national and local public safety personnel in Latin America want to turn away from “mano dura” approaches to the problem of alarmingly high rate ...
Latin America’s crackdown on drugs defies its progressive rhetoric [12.11.2015] “We were having dinner—my daughter, grandchild, and me,” says Ramona, a 67-year-old Mexican woman who is serving a sentence of four-and-a-half years ...
People deprived of their liberty for drug offenses: The social costs of drug policy [02.11.2015] The Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law (Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho, CEDD) released a series of new studies showing that despite the ...
Landmark case in Brazil to test hard-line 'war on drugs' [21.08.2015] Brazil’s Supreme Court began hearing a landmark drug case that could change how drug users are punished. Conviction as a "user" in Brazil leads to a ...
Brazil Supreme Court debates decriminalization of drugs [18.08.2015] Brazil's Supreme Court began debating a drug case that could lead to the decriminalization of possession for personal use in the South American count ...
The interplay between drug-use behaviors, settings, and access to care [14.08.2015] Despite the growing attention surrounding crack cocaine use in Brazil, little is understood about crack users’ histories, use patterns and the interp ...
Case of prisoner caught with 3 grams of marijuana guides definition of drug possession in Brazil [11.08.2015] A marijuana case from July 2009 inside the provisional detention center of Diadema (SP) will guide the STF's (Supreme Court) verdict which will decid ...
Brazil may decriminalize drug possession [10.08.2015] Brazil can match to other countries in South America that decriminalized the illegal drugs possession and show more tolerance for the consumption and ...
Drug policy and incarceration in São Paulo, Brazil [14.06.2015] This briefing paper analyses the impact of drug policy on incarceration in São Paulo (Brazil), based on information collected among 1,040 people caug ...
More South America teens using cocaine: Report [04.05.2015] The Organization of American States' (OAS) latest drug consumption report highlights shifting trends in drug use among youths in the Western Hemisphe ...
Why is Rio de Janeiro so dangerous? [18.02.2015] While Brazil has the dubious honor of having the highest homicide rate in the world – with 56,337 killings reported in 2013 – Rio has the most number ...
Is São Paulo's drug treatment program working? [21.01.2015] Authorities say crack use has dropped 80 percent in São Paulo's notorious "Crackland" district since the implementation of With Open Arms ("De Braços ...
Fixing a broken system [28.12.2014] Despite efforts by governments in Latin America, illicit drugs continue to provide one of the largest incomes for criminal organizations, enabling th ...
Controversial São Paulo project offers jobs to crack addicts in Cracolândia [28.10.2014] On a mild winter morning in São Paulo, two dozen people pick up brooms and rubbish bins from a warehouse. They wear blue jumpsuits with a De Braços A ...
Brazil discusses medical cannabis at international symposium [17.07.2014] The IV Symposium on Medicinal Cannabis in Brazil focused on patients who need treatment via medicinal cannabis and its components. Today, these patie ...
In Search of Rights [09.07.2014] The Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law (Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho, CEDD) has published a new study that assesses state responses t ...
Reimagining Drug Policy in the Americas [27.06.2014] Latin America is now at the vanguard of international efforts to promote drug policy reform: Bolivia has rewritten its constitution to recognize the ...
Crack cocaine is king in Brazil: What Sao Paulo is doing about it [25.04.2014] São Paulo's Cracolândia has been here for 15 years. Its population hovered around 1,500. The city recently took over a collection of flophouses aroun ...
Do falling murders in Rio mean success for Brazil's UPPs? [18.12.2013] Homicides have fallen 65 percent in the Rio de Janeiro favelas where Police Pacification Units have been installed during four years of the flagship ...
Open letter to Ministers Responsible for Public Security in the Americas [25.11.2013] We, the undersigned human rights organizations, address you on this Fourth Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security (MISPA) to follow up ...

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