By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A public meeting between government officials and members of the local community took place in Rio’s largest favela, Rocinha, on Thursday, November 1st. The forum is part of the UPP Social program, designed to complement greater policing in ‘pacified’ favelas with an improvement in social services such as education, housing and rubbish collection.
Meetings of this kind are aimed at improving the dialogue between local government and favela residents, businesses and community groups in an effort to match the provision of services with real development needs.
“Today, with this dialogue . . .