The Role Of Drug Trafficking In Brazil

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Several countries across the world are working extensively towards reaching the goal of maintaining equitable and sustainable development. When deciding on a countries development plan, there will always be several factors entered into its successes and failures. Due to each countries various issues, the quickest way to reach a goal of development may differ accordingly. Finding the source of the problems is the key purpose in any countries developing stage. For this reason, it is very crucial that the major hurdles for each country are clearly identified and addressed, when this project model points at the nation of Brazil. The source is clear: it is the impact and role of drug trafficking. Drug trafficking has been a major hurdle for the …show more content…
Brazil is a vast nation with a population of over 183 million and for this reason, it is much easier for those Brazilians that don’t reside in areas that are directly run and controlled by drug trafficking circles, to shovel it off as someone else’s problem: the setback of the those who resides in the favelas, is left for the Brazilian government to handle. These types of negative attitudes often reflect the wide separation that still exists between the wealthy and poor of Brazil. Throughout the history of Brazil the condition of the poor has been brushed off. For the country to succeed and progress, there has to be a strong and productive middle class along with a good quality of life for all of its citizens, it may need to deal with the drug situations that restrict the life of so many within its …show more content…
The problem of the drug trade is that it affects public safety and security and introduces drug related crimes and violence. The drug lords control the amount of flow of narcotics into Brazil which leads to organize crime. Drugs have been found to be the main link to the HIV/AIDS found in the poor areas of Brazil. Once more the use of illegal weapons played a major role along with the drugs. Illegal weapons are responsible for nearly 33,000 deaths annually which happened to be the highest mortality rate caused by weapons in recorded history. Crime is on the rise in Brazil especially in the Favelas. There are roughly over 150 murders per 100,000 citizens in the ghettos and highly traveled tourist areas, while there are less than five murders per the same amount of people in the wealthier pockets of the country. These murders include the police making an example of gang members and deaths by individuals getting caught in the middle of a drug related

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