#9 Maceio, Brazil
Crack cocaine markets are on the rise in Maceio and drives much of it’s crime. Very addicting, and a favorite of the impoverished, many of Maceio’s poor find themselves quickly in over their heads. Unable to pay back their debt they are then made example of by the cartels. This instills fear in the people and ensures the cartel holds higher control than that of the government. And with the world cup coming this summer many are worried that violence may rise, not just in Maceio, but all of Brazil.
10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World 2014 – Maceio