Rocinha Pacification Date Approaches

By Cecilie Hestbæk, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Government officials have provisionally slated the pacification peacekeeping mission in Rocinha for January 2011, though police forces charged with the operation do not, it seems, expect it to happen before March. Meanwhile the inhabitants of Rocinha, Rio's biggest favela and a city within a city, are concerned about an uncertain future.

Baile Funk parties attended by armed dealers and their conspicuous sale of drugs on the streets might soon become . . .

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