By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro's Military Police (PM) force has started to take over command in the Complexo da Maré favela communities from the currently stationed national army forces. The handover will happen in stages and should be completed by June 30th, together with the installation of four Pacifying Police Units (UPPs).

As of yesterday, March 31st, around 3,300 military personnel from the army and the navy were stationed in the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here