By Melissa Rossi, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since the pacification and UPP installation in Complexo do Alemão and surrounding favela communities in Zona Norte (North Zone), a rapid decrease in gunshot wound victims indicates safer streets for residents. Communities that lived under the fear of being caught in cross-fire confrontations by opposing drug gangs or police incursions should be able to breath easier.

As declared by the government of Rio, Penha’s State Hospital Getúlio Vargas, which attends mostly . . .

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