The tortilla business can become an unexpected way out for former gang members.
Being part of a gang may increase the chance of dying young, but when gang members leave their old lives behind, they can find that their street smarts come in handy.
Now purer and more accessible.
Budget cuts have consequences.
Maybe it's time the government listened to the advice offered by its Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
In the work of many rappers today, the legacy of Tupac Shakur lives on.
Tupac's sensitivity, intelligence and creativity confronted the hostile forces that antagonized black youth across the country in the 1970s and 1980s.
A medical cannabis grower.
Scientists have never found a medicine to help crack users who want to decrease their consumption. Canadian researchers think cannabis might be the answer.
Programme participants join in during capoeira lessons in Sao Paulo’s so-called ‘Cracolandia’.
Sebastian Liste/Noor for the Open Society Foundations
A public health programme respected locally, lauded globally, and based on the best science for helping homeless crack users, is at risk of falling victim to Brazil's partisan politics.
The lower down the pecking order you are, the greater the stresses associated with everyday living, and worse your health.
The traditional view of health is a biomedical one – stop people from getting ill by preventing infection and treating disease. But a growing body of research showing that health is the result of social…