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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 inaugurated since the policy was launched in January of 2009.

Borel and the five neighboring favelas that comprise the “Complexo do Borel” in Tijuca, in Rio’s Zona Norte, have been occupied by Special Police Operations Battalion (BOPE) officers since April 28th of this year.

The Morro da Formiga favela, adjacent to . . .

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