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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Eleven days after the announcement of the military intervention in Rio de Janeiro’s public security operations by Brazilian president Michel Temer, the officer in charge of the military operations...
Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last night the first UPP (Police Peacekeeping Unit) station created in Rio was attacked and literally set on fire. The Santa Marta (aka Dona Marta) UPP was the first to...
By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Santa Marta favela community in Zona Sul (South Zone), has begun to prepare for the expected arrival of tourists this August, when Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Today marks the sixth anniversary of Rio de Janeiro’s inaugural Police Pacification Unit (Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, or UPP), installed in the Santa Marta favela community on December 19, 2008....
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Dutch duo Haas&Hahn (Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn) are the two artists behind a bold painting project that began in one of Rio’s most marginalized favelas and spread around...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With almost five years elapsing since the city's pioneering police pacification program was first initiated in Rio's favelas, the improvement of security has been largely considered successful. However basic public...
By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new Police Pacifying Units (UPPs) commander Colonel Paulo Henrique Azevedo has announce his first order of business. He plans to decentralize the power of the existing 28 UPPs by...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the same way that distinction can be drawn between the lower, middle and upper classes of most neighborhoods, the economic differences are becoming more apparent in some of Rio's...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study released by the Laboratório de Análise de Violência (Laboratory for the Analysis of Violence) at UERJ (University of the State of Rio de Janeiro) found that the inauguration...
By Felicity Clarke, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death later this month will be marked in Rio de Janeiro with a special vigil on Copacabana beach on Friday, June 25th and the...
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