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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) program in Rio will undergo major structural reforms, cutting its standing force by one third, according to an announcement made yesterday (August 22nd) by the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Students from the Adeus and Baiana area of Complexo do Alemão favela community, through the UPP (Pacifying Police Unit) had an opportunity to meet the blockbuster actor and ex-governor of...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Santa Marta favela community celebrated the seventh anniversary of Rio’s first Police Pacification Unit (Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, or UPP), which was installed December 19, 2008. While Brazil...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The small favela community of Cerro-Corá, located on the edge of Zona Sul (South Zone) held a kickboxing graduation ceremony of their community integration program last week on Thursday, March...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An attack on two UPP (Police Pacification Unit) officers last Friday in the Morro São João favela of Engenho Novo is the latest in a recent spate of violence directed...
By Nathan Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Almost a year after police forces invaded the vast sprawling community, the notorious and often violent favela Rocinha is slated to receive its incoming Police Pacifying Unit (UPP) today....
By Jay Forte and Tracy Woodley, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An attack by suspected gang members in the Complexo do Alemão favela community in Zona Norte (North Zone) resulted in the death of a police officer, the...
By Felipe Araujo, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A recent study conducted by Cândido Mendes University in Rio de Janeiro indicated that a large number of officers in the Police Pacifying Unit (UPP), which has been the foundation...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Every once in a while a scandal comes along to remind us that despite the soon-to-be-hosted 2016 Summer Olympics and the successes of the 3rd Rock in Rio Festival, “all is not...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For the past two weeks, the Complexo da Maré, an agglomeration of sixteen favela communities in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone), has seen numerous firefights between police and drug traffickers,...
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