Felipe Neis Araujo

Felipe is a Brazilian anthropologist concerned with drug policy, state violence, structural racism and repair for historical inequalities. He’s also a monthly contributor to TalkingDrugs. He lives in London.

Harm Reduction and Liberation for Black Trans Drug Users in Brazil

More transgender people are murdered in Brazil than any other country in the world. Though the government criminalized queer- and…

February 28, 2022

São Paulo’s “Cracolândia” Is in Politicians’ Crosshairs

If you’ve consumed any Brazilian news sources within the past few weeks, you’ve likely heard of Cracolândia—“Crackland,” in Portuguese—São Paulo’s…

September 17, 2021

Brazil Gains Ground on Medical Marijuana, in Defiance of Bolsonaro

In June, after a series of delays, a special commission of Brazil’s lower house of Congress finally voted on Bill…

July 6, 2021

The Jacarezinho Massacre and Lethal Drug Policy Enforcement in Brazil

It’s a Rio de Janeiro classic. Officers of the civil, military or army police make an incursion into a favela.…

May 19, 2021