By Eliza Preston, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 19th Police Pacification Unit (UPP) is to officially come into operation in the favela communities of Vidigal and Chácara do Céu today, Wednesday, January 18th, 2012. An inauguration ceremony will take place at 10AM in the Olympic village in Vidigal on Avenida João Goulart with vehicle access to the area restricted throughout the morning.

The UPP station will be situated in the old Posto de Orientação Social e Urbanística (POSU) on Travessa São Pedro (n° 2). Three other support stations will be in operation . . .

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