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    Drug Houses in a favela
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    by SumTingWong Written Feb 7, 2003

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    Due to Manaus's link by boat with Colombia, drugs is a growing problem. When I spoke to soem of the people in Manaus they simply said it is part of the economy: the poor sell drugs to the poorer. There is no security on boats not on the border so drugs flow easily into Manaus. When I was here a 75 year-old grandmother was caught with 15Kilos of Cocaine. This is extemely sad and greatly increases crime in Manaus, espacially in the favelas (or slums). Be careful, drugs lead to a high crime rate.Try to avoid confrontations with drug infested areas or people, and don't even enter the drug favelas (the different color houses represents the different drugs they sell).

    Drug Houses in a favela

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