Flying by the Seat


RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Years ago I first heard someone say; "how do you make God laugh?, make a plan" - which struck me as odd as my brain seems to work incessantly on tangential scenario evaluations. The counter of course is the proverb, "luck, is when opportunity meets preparation".

It is hard to imagine our leaders in government have not tried to plan for all the contingencies, as the UPP (Police Pacification Units) program has been conceived and rolled out in Rio de Janeiro.

Since 2008 the some 25 UPP units have been installed across Rio's most dangerous . . .

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