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By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Crime numbers have significantly dropped in communities with a Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) between 2008 and 2014 according to the latest numbers from the Public Safety Institute (ISP). In...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro's Military Police (PM) force has started to take over command in the Complexo da Maré favela communities from the currently stationed national army forces. The handover will...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, September 18th, Rio Civil Police apprehended 26 members of an alleged drug gang said to be responsible for vandalism of several buses and the death of six...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) Captain is dead after being shot on Thursday, September 11th during a confrontation between police and drug-trafficking suspects in Complexo do Alemão, one of...
By Benjamin Parkin, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police carried out a major operation in Cidade de Deus (City of God), Zona Oeste (West Zone), on Monday, in response to an attack on the local UPP (Police...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral, has announced that federal troops will occupy the Complexo da Maré, a complex of favelas in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone). They...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A recently released study states the number of reported homicides in Rio's pacified favelas decreased by approximately 65 percent between the years of 2008, when the city's Pacifying Police...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thirty-three people have reportedly been arrested in the neighborhood of Rocinha, Rio,s largest favela community, during a two-day police operation entitled Operação Paz Armada (Operation Armed Peace). The goal...
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