Prince Harry visits crack addicts in Brazil

By Drum Digital
27 June 2014

Britain's Prince Harry visited Brazil's notorious 'Crackland' yesterday.

Prince Harry met with recovering crack addicts in the infamous 'Crackland' area of Sao Paulo on the last day of his Brazilian visit.

The royal heir was left emotionally raw after a chaotic trip to the infamous area of Sao Paulo dubbed 'Cracolandia', where the drug is sold for 80p a rock.

Harry met with recovering addicts enrolled in a controversial government programme which helps them turn their lives around by giving them a hostel bed, meals and jobs as morning street cleaners for £4 a day, as well as taking courses in the afternoon.

The 29-year-old star was mobbed by workers at the street cleaning depot and at a medical centre, amid heavy police presence.

The prince tried to keep his cool as he chatted to the addicts via an interpreter and asked questions about their unfortunate circumstances.

Before Harry's visit, dozens of hardcore drug users who aren't part of the programme, described as the "walking dead" by one security official, were told to move on from their makeshift beds on the streets.

Harry continues his tour of South America in Chile today, where he will meet President Michelle Bachelet.

-Bang Showbiz

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