By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With almost five years elapsing since the city's pioneering police pacification program was first initiated in Rio's favelas, the improvement of security has been largely considered successful. However basic public services have yet to reach many communities, and the Instituto Pereira Passos (IPP) has now created an index to measure the conditions of pacified neighborhoods.

Adequate sanitation, mail delivery, garbage collection, road conditions and internet access are among key . . .

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