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Wrecking to ‘revitalise’: São Paulo expels drug users and razes buildings, claiming public safety It was a rainy Sunday morning when São Paulo’s “Crackland” was destroyed. On May 21, 500 civil and military police descended on the downtown neighbourhood where, since the late 1990s, hundreds to thousands of crack-cocaine users and drug dealers have congregated (hence its dubious app...

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Former ‘Crackland’ Addict Turns Sao Paulo Trash Into Livelihood

Former ‘Crackland’ Addict Turns Sao Paulo Trash Into Livelihood

Reuters, Aug. 3, 2017 SAO PAULO–Fabiana Silva called the streets of São Paulo home for 16 years as one of hundreds of people trapped in cracolândia, the open-air drug markets in South America’s biggest city. Now the street has become a livelihood for Silva, who has kicked an addiction to crack cocaine and moved into an informal two-story dwelling in a nearby slum. Silva, 38, pulls her ...

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