Next for Rio’s Pacified Favela Communities

By Eliza Preston, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the apparent success of Police Pacification Units (UPPs) in nineteen favelas communities in Rio, there has been much speculation over what steps the government will take to integrate these newly liberated communities within the State. The announcement on January 5th to establish centers for ‘The Prevention of Violence and Promotion of Security’ in the these communities, will interest both skeptics and enthusiasts of the pacification process.

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