Female UPP Leader Named in Rocinha

By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a massive overhaul of the city's military police leadership, changes in command in 25 of the 34 police pacification units (UPP) have been announced. As part of the move Rio's most senior female police officer was named new commander of Rocinha, often considered Brazil's largest favela.

Major Priscilla Oliveira de Azevedo was inaugurated on September 6th as the new Rocinha Commander, leaving her post as project . . .

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