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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This morning, Tuesday, October 31st, Rio's Civil Police announced a large patrol operation of the Tabajaras favela community, in Copacabana. According to authorities, the action was in response to the...
By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal Police arrested eleven people last Thursday, February 16th including an ex-commander of the Police Pacification Unit (UPP), accused of involvement in drug trafficking in Morro de São Carlos, a...
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...

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