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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Federal Intervention team in Rio de Janeiro decided to close half of the Pacifying Police Units (UPP) in Rio de Janeiro, G1 website reported on Thursday. The decision...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following the shooting and death of a seventeen-year-old in the Rio de Janeiro favela community of Morro da Providência early on Tuesday, September 29th, a secretly recorded video of...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state of Rio de Janeiro further reinforced its security force for the 2014 World Cup games last week on Friday, June 6th, when almost a thousand new Military...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, officers from BOPE (Special Operations Battalion) reoccupied the Complexo do Alemão and Complexo da Penha in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio, after the death of four...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Recent violence has left almost as many police officers dead this year as in the entire year of 2013. In the state of Rio de Janeiro, fifteen police officers have...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A spokesperson for Rio de Janeiro Governor Sérgio Cabral said over the weekend that Police Pacification Unit (UPP) projects are not in jeopardy following last week's announcement that millionaire...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Businesses in favelas with Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) are showing a trend towards greater growth, according to a recent study by the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). The Brazilian higher education...
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