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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Long held up as a positive model of the impact of Rio’s Police Pacification Units (UPP), the Santa Marta favela community in Zona Sul (South Zone), Botafogo, was rocked on Tuesday (November 22nd) afternoon, when the community’s UPP was the target of violence.

Inaugurated in December 2008, the UPP Santa Marta was the first pacification unit to be Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?