Police Recruits to Train in Rocinha: Daily

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rocinha is to be used as an initiation patrol ground for recent military police graduate officers. The move is said to be a temporary security solution put in place while the community is awaiting the installation of the UPP (Pacification Police Units).

The last two weeks have seen a worrying amount of violence taking place within the favela, in particular the widely publicized murder of community leader Vanderlan Barros de Oliveira

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