RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Among the 30 nations analyzed, Brazil is behind other much poorer nations, such as Uganda, with one of the world's lowest HDIs; nations with a history of strong repression, such as Indonesia, where drug dealers are subject to the death penalty; or nations that have been at war for decades, such as Afghanistan.
At the other end, Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and Australia had the best rated drug policies. The ranking is a project of the Harm Reduction Consortium, which includes research entities in drugs and damage mitigation worldwide, among them the . . .