By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Businesses in favelas with Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) are showing a trend towards greater growth, according to a recent study by the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). The Brazilian higher education and research center looked at five favelas in Rio de Janeiro that have been ‘pacified’ in recent years.

Speaking at a conference in Rio last week, economist Marcelo Neri referred to the study that analyzed the Pavão-Pavãozinho-Cantagalo,

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