New UPP Installed for Adeus and Baiana

By Stephen Eisenhammer, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 22nd Police Pacification Unit (UPP) has been inaugurated for the favela communities of Adeus and Baiana, which neighbor Complexo do Alemão in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Norte (North Zone), where pacification forces have struggled to curtail drug trafficking and violence.

The inauguration was led by the governor Sérgio Cabral on Friday, May 11th, and in his speech the governor noted that the communities of Adeus and Baiana were not originally included in the pacification plan.

However, Cabral said that the decision had been a way of . . .

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