This Woman Is Trying to Convince Rio’s Drug Dealers to Stop Selling Crack


In 2012, Brazil became the biggest market for crack in the world. Lawyer Flavia Ponheiro Froes is a one-woman crusader fighting the crack epidemic in parts of Rio de Janeiro. She risks her life on a regular basis, entering the heart of the city’s so-called Cracolandia, to negotiate directly with armed and dangerous drug dealers.