UPPs and Opportunities for Zona Norte Favelas

By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ten UPP bases (Police Pacification Units) are planned to be installed in the Complexo do Alemão and Vila Cruzeiro in the Zona Norte (North Zone). Public Security Secretary José Mariano Beltrame announced his plans last week, and according to the Secretary, it is impossible to have just one base in the large area of favelas.

The Complexo do Alemão consists of fourteen different favelas with approximately 400,000 residents. The adjacent . . .

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