Military Police Announce New Heads for 16 of 38 UPPs in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Major news outlet O Globo reported that the press office of the Coordinator of Pacifying Police (CPP) confirmed the change of command in 16 of 38 UPPs in the state over the next week. Rio de Janeiro’s inaugural Police Pacification Unit (Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, or UPP) was installed in the Santa Marta favela community six years ago, and employs a force of almost ten thousand . . .

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