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By Alfred Rinaldi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Military police in Rio were placed under investigation on Wednesday by the civil police for the suspected execution-style killing of six men last Tuesday, February 4th, in a favela in...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In Rio the Police Pacifying Unit (UPP) program has made notable strides in improving security in favela communities, removing the visibility of powerful drug gangs, as well as helping local...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio police carried out anti-drug trafficking operations last weekend in the favelas Mangueira and Tuiuti in the Zona Norte (North zone) of Rio de Janeiro. The police operations left...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Just before Christmas, the second phase of the occupation of the infamous Complexo do Alemão and Penha favelas started.  The new peace keeping force, Força de Pacificação, is now in...
By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The Morro do Borel favela is scheduled to receive a permanent Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora (Police Pacification Unit, or UPP) on Monday, June 7th. This will be the eighth UPP...
By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - January 30th will mark two months of police presence in Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho, the favelas straddling the mountainous terrain between Ipanema and Copacabana, as part of the government’s new pacification strategy...
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