Crackolandia: Symbol Of A Plague Ravaging Brazil, Argentina, And Uruguay

By Geraldine Cook
December 11, 2009

Ragged, shoeless, and dirty, the drug addicts wander like directionless ghosts through the run-down historical city center of São Paulo, begging for coins to buy another rock of crack (cocaine base paste), eating occasionally, and sleeping wherever exhaustion overtakes them.

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