|Favela (Photo credit: anthony_goto)|
Like the United States there is some level of cooperation. The United States would use two major street gangs. The Brazilians have three gangs running their operation.
There is a lack of much police activity.
The only official activity to stop this plague is the social work industry. People will visit these “crack lands” that are located near favelas and try to convince addicts to enter rehab. They are basically ignored. Very rarely will you see police or military trying to suppress the drug activity.
These gangs operate with impunity within the favelas. They are more like the local government and organized crime can flourish within their territories. • Africanglobe.net
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