Some drug bosses say they have stopped selling crack because it destabilizes their communities, making it harder to control areas long abandoned by the government….. more after the jump ….
a man smokes crack in the Manguinhos slum in Rio de Janeiro
a masked and armed trafficker poses for a photo at a drug selling point that no longer sells crack in the Mandela slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
a trafficker test fires a riffle in the Mandela slum
a youth smokes crack in a shack in the Manguinhos slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
traffickers and users gather at a drug selling point in the Antares slum
Crack users gather under a bridge in the Antares slum
Natalia Gonzales, a 15-year-old crack user, poses for a portrait in an area known as “Crackland” in the Manguinhos slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
read more about it here: Washington Post