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Tag: Murder in Rocinha

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Security experts believe the Rio de Janeiro UPP (Police Pacification Unit) are at a critical moment. After reducing homicides in their operations, the UPP must now begin to stamp out...
By Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A 41 year-old community leader from Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio was killed on Monday afternoon. This is the sixth reported murder since the November pacification force has occupied...

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