Some days before Christmas, Brazil receives news that may bring hope concerning the reception of a current expectation: progress. The ANVISA (National Agency of Sanitary Vigilance) announced the possibility of the liberation of marijuana for medical usage in 2014. The subject has been widely discussed in Brazilian media.
This article provides a generic and current diagnosis of Brazilian violence, covering national data for the years 2012 and 2013. Some comparisons are made only to highlight the seriousness of the national situation. Later, some comments are outlined, emphasizing some faces that shape the outlook presented. At the end, ten action points are proposed in order to change this sad and shameful reality.