World's No. 1 Crack Market: Brazil
And it's just behind the US in total cocaine use
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Sep 6, 2012 11:55 AM CDT
In this Aug. 8, 2012 photo, traffickers sell drugs in the Antares slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

(Newser) – It turns out the next Summer Olympics will be held in the country that's the crack capital of the world, according to Federal University of Sao Paulo researchers who have concluded that the No. 1 crack market is none other than Brazil, the AFP reports. Nearly 6 million Brazilian adults have tried crack, or 4% of the population. One out of every 100 adults had used in the past year.

"No other country has 1 million crack users currently," the study's coordinator said. Not long ago Brazil was primarily a transit point for cocaine bound elsewhere in the world. Now, it's a destination; as much as 60% of Bolivia's output heads there. But Brazil is still only No. 2 in overall consumption of cocaine-related products. Who's No. 1? The good ol' US of A.

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Tology
Sep 7, 2012 12:05 PM CDT
Crack as in drugs or as in big butts and cleavage?
HANKHILL
Sep 7, 2012 8:49 AM CDT
and they got real good cigars there and the babes wow!
rambo
Sep 6, 2012 11:13 PM CDT
It turns out the next Summer Olympics will be held in the country that's the crack capital of the world...........Yeay!!...Yes Virginia the olympics are coming to Southern USA...Git' er' done!...