Brazil Crack Ban

August 19, 2012 - 10:15 PM
In this Aug. 12, 2012 photo, a crack user leaves a crack house near the Manguinhos slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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. City authorities take credit for the change, arguing that drug gangs are trying to create a distraction and make police back off their offensive to take back the slums. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)