RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Commitment like all human concepts is subject to wide swings of interpretation and consistency, and even in the most fortified of intentions, can stumble or stop. The city of Rio de Janerio is facing the biggest setback to the UPP policy yet, and people of Rocinha have everything on the line as the resolve of the police and policy makers is put to the test.

For the city, and the country, the public relations challenge of managing the macroeconomic oil politics at the same time as the spotlight on domestic security and wealth distribution has . . .

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