By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Protests and accusations of police responsibility have followed the disappearance of a Rocinha resident. Amarildo de Souza, 42, has been missing since July 14th when a large scale anti-trafficking operation was conducted in Rio's largest favela. The case has also prompted political commentary as momentum gathers for a truthful explanation of Mr. de Souza's fate.

The assistant bricklayer was reportedly taken for questioning by the Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) during the much heralded Operation Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here