The brazen drug scene of Cracolândia is unlike nearly anything in any city in the world – hundreds and sometimes thousands of addicts, congregating openly in the city’s bustling downtown core. Every mayor thinks they have a solution
“It’s a horrible life. You don’t eat. You don’t sleep. Any money you can get goes on crack,” says Felipa Drumont.
Drumont is 26, trans, homeless and addicted to crack. For the last four years, she has lived on the streets of an area of central São Paulo that has become infamous: Cracolândia, literally “Crackland”.
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/nov/27/inside-crackland-open-air-crack-market-sao-paulo
Author : Sam Cowie in São Paulo
Publish date : 27 November 2017 | 7:30 am
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